I'm working on some pieces along the theme of collectibles (my favourite ebay sub-category). You may have noticed from my blog and pictures that - like many of you - I have a big thing for mid-century coffee pots, teacups and the like, and I have a growing collection.
I drew a few of my jugs and coffee pots freehand just to get an idea of the shapes. I was then going to draw them in more detail but after looking at them for a while I really liked the naïve, simple quality of the lines and the honesty of the forms. Then, all the embellishment/decoration can come from the background wallpapers and it doesn’t intrude of the shape of the object.
Inspiration for the background came again from Susy Jack when I scanned in my scrapper's batch to use as at a later date. I really liked how all the patterns laid next to each other created their own wallpaper, so I decided to make some with my own papers; a mix of my own patterns, found papers and scraps. My tights may also make an appearance somewhere.
I think I'm going to make some wood pieces and a print or two.