Monday, 29 April 2013

Print and Pattern...Hurray!

Surtex artwork ©Bee Brown 2013
Super dooper! In a very exuberant mood as my flyer is being featured on Print and Pattern today...Yippee Yay! A very big thank you to Bowie for this. She does marvellous things - such a lovely person x
www.printpattern.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Surtex flyer...

Artwork is copyright Bee Brown 2013 
Morning! Here's my flyer for the Surtex Show, NYC, happening May 19th - 21st. I can't be there unfortunately, but all the lovely people from Image Source will be, so if you are going, do pop along and say Hello! They'd love to see you in booth 463...

Friday, 19 April 2013

Blue bench...

Came across this metal bench whilst walking through the park. The textures and colours of the worn and re-painted layers of the paint really grabbed me and thought I would like to try and get some of this layering and texture into my work for Surtex...

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The great British sewing Bee...

photo of Ann © BBC 2013
I hardly ever watch tv but last night I sat down and watched 'The Great British Sewing Bee' on the good old BBC! It was the semi-finals with the finals taking place next Tuesday night. I would love it if Ann won - she's an amazing 81 years old and makes the most beautiful items of clothing. She is so full of warmth and enthusiasm and I can still see the excited little girl in her! Go Ann go! We are all rooting for you...www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0165nj8

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

First bee of spring...

Just taking a breather from doing lots and lots of drawing for some new work for Surtex. I'm listening to music by Barber - 'Adagio for Strings'. It's really calming and just eases total concentration.

Also noticed the first bee of spring today: outside my kitchen window at 12.28pm!!

Blog update distraction over, back to the drawing...

Monday, 15 April 2013

In an octopus's garden...

A trip out to the aquarium this weekend and lots of lovely shapes, colours and textures here. Last special day-trip out for a while as a new term starts for us today. We looked really hard for Mr.Octopus...and he was there, but curled up fast asleep with only a little bit of tentacle on show...maybe next time!     















Sunday, 14 April 2013

The Beehive, Atlanta, USA...

photos & article © Leigh Metcalf & The Beehive 2013
Into a different hive today, 'The Beehive, Atlanta', a place full of independent design in Georgia, USA.

This beehive features in issue 26 of 'Mollie Makes' magazine: www.molliemakes.com, and as its another design hive of a sort I had to feature it on the blog.

It sits at 1250 Caroline St., and is also a retail home to the independent company 'SoSheSews': www.soshesews.com. The design philosophy here is all about making new, wearable and original pieces of clothing from no longer wanted/needed garments. I love this fantastic way of recycling clothes! Wish I could hop on a plane and visit right now..! Find out more at: www.thebeehiveatl.com.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Into the design hive...

A little looky-see into my design hive...I've been clearing away and tidying up my studio space as come Monday it's head down and focus time in preparation for Surtex NYC. This years' dates: 19th-21st May.

I had a lovely evening yesterday, working late into the night to finally finish off some bits and pieces for my blog. Hope you like the little changes?

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Textural walk...

Weather is starting to get a little better now so time for a walk through the village, more photos and some little discoveries of Spring. Like this idea of colour starting to burst through all the greyness. Warmer days on the horizon - I can feel myself waking up!

Monday, 8 April 2013

Weekend finds...

Some glass and wooden finds from this weekends walk. We visited a 15th century medieval moated manor house just a short distance from where we live. A cold and bracing day weather wise but these are some of the interesting finds from the gardens of Baddesley Clinton.


Saturday, 6 April 2013

Digsby dog...

Well, here he is then: Digsby dog.

Just a doodle so need to work on colouring him up now. I'll pop him off to Rockport Publishers when he's done and hopefully get him in the portrait book! Won't know 'till this time next year though...

I have to attribute the idea for Digsby to my friend Cara who has a little puppy by the same name. Cute!

Friday, 5 April 2013

Happy Birthday Dad...

Have a great day Dad. It's because of you that I'm doing what I love. Thank you and Love you lots. XXXX

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Dog portraits...

Thought I'd give this a go before it's head down time for Surtex. Promise to post some rough doodles soon...