Making room for Kamers
Next Monday I’ll be delivering boxes of my things to a rather demandingly enormous market known as Kamersvol Geskenke, so this week is all about printing boxes for mugs, stamping labels for tea towels, aprons, cushions, decals, etc (as well as meeting numerous illustration deadlines. Help!)
So it’s serious factory stuff chez Studio Skinny right now! Thank goodness I found Dom to help me out, and we got some excellent screenprinting work done yesterday.
I love my boxes! They’ll be stuffed with paper straw, and will have one of my mugs nestling inside.
Mountain Garden print
Pleased to tell you that I’ve got a rather glamorous silkscreen print in gold and grey available for sale in my Etsy shop. It’s called Mountain Garden, and is in a very limited edition of only 20 prints.
The print is made from my paper cutouts of plants and flowers that I picked on a walk on Table Mountain. I’ve called it Mountain Garden because we live in a flat with no garden, but we have a glorious mountain range within a short walking distance, so it’s like we have a mountain in our garden!
Update: Many, many thanks to Grace for posting about my print on Design*Sponge on Friday afternoon. The prints have been flying out of my shop ever since!
It all started with Jasper Morrison’s Book of Spoons. It inspired me to take some pics of my spoons, and these caused cutlery drawers to start rattling all over the world.
sent me a pic of her spoons…
took pics of hers…
I was pretty over the spoon about all this, and when my blog friends kindly let me use their spoon pics as inspiration along with my own, the happy result was Borrowed Spoons – a teatowel design in three cutlery-hued colourways. It’s in my Etsy shop today.
And because everyone was so nice about sharing, and because spoons are used for feeding, I’m pledging a dollar from each online sale of Borrowed Spoons to the Peninsula Schools Feeding Association, which provides 140 000 little kids with a nice hot meal at school every day.
So I guess I should say thanks to Mr Morrison for starting it all. Thanks, Jasper!
I have to rush to my nephew’s talent show, so just a quick heads up to tell you that I have new teatowels in my Etsy shop.
Check ‘em out – Summer Weeds in burnt butter…
…and in smoke blue.
Thanks to a request for a custom order from one of my shoppers, I’ve made 20 Eep! teatowels in a vibrant tomato red. Find them in my Etsy shop today.
(I’m not sure why, but reds always come out wierdly onscreen. Just to let you know, the real thing is not blotchy in the least.)
The original of this cut paper work was bought by a guy in Joburg. I’ll be making a small edition of screenprints in scarlet, using the same image.
It’s called Waiting.
I was supposed to screenprinting with my helpful printer this afternoon, but it seems it’s not going to happen today after all.
This little image is living up to its title then…