Thursday, April 06, 2006

White, Brown, Black....

Whites, Browns, Blacks....all good colours for me, more tones almost. They say 'age' ,'vintage'', 'simplicity' and make me think of wood (the best of all browns are seen here I think!), of crisp white sheets, and clean airy spaces, black and white photographs, old things..stained beautifully with time. I love objects in these colours..as you know I love things that are old, and have a sense of history...that aesthetic delicacy somewhat lost in time.....So, I have photographed some things in the home that fit in with today's requested colours, and they also all happen to be to my taste and linked with my work ;). (from the top left)..my studio wall, with wooden tools and inspiration....my great grandmothers marquetry mini chest of drawers, all inlaid with the most beautiful woods...Wonderful patterned wooden box of my Mum's that came from Iran (I think??)...and a vintage celluloid brooch I bought, another eBay find.

Here are some finds from Flickr that are fit in with today's colour scheme (all are art/design related, as I love the way a reduced palette can sometimes make you focus on the form) chairdrawing , girl forrest , Ram's Skull (I have just bought one of these beauty's!) Stars , diffusion collection group ..well, couldn't really do these colours without a nod to those ;P.....

Today I sent a group of work away to West Kilbride Gallery who I last showed with at Christmas, and who always do really well for me! (all thanks to Maggie Broadley the wonderful gallery director!!)....and I do believe my work has now arrived at Rare Device as well! Tomorrow, the builders come to tear down the fragments of ceiling still dangling...and I have to hunt down some 'orange'. Now, that WILL be a hard one for me....:) Have a good Thursday all....xox

13 comments:

sharon whyte said...

lovely collection of things and photos from around flickr - a couple of people i'd not found before too so what a treat!! hope you're having a great week :)

shash said...

i like what you say about today's colors. lovely pieces and photos!

ashb said...

all your pics have been so elegant, I just love them:-)

mati rose said...

you have so much beauty abound. i especially love that brooch--what a score!

posy press said...

great post abigail, so well stated ... what an exquisite collection you have. I love the intricacies of all your objects. have a good one!

Aurora said...

Eeek! Abigail, that brooch is gorgeous! You have great taste! You must have a marvelous set of peepers. Also, thank you for kind comment on my bloglet. You are swell like a beatiful wave. xo a

lisa s said...

abigail... such lovliness.... i love that it's all so feminine, but not overly girly - does that make sense???

keep an eye out... package finally went out today!!! xoxo

stella said...

mm mm good.
i think i've said this to you before,
but i love that you have all these wonderful things
from the past to reflect and draw on for your present designs... that's really beautiful in itself!
and important in all artists and designers.

i can't wait to trek out to rare device
and see your works in person!!

good luck on your ceiling reconstruction. :)

Shari said...

abigail, what lovely words today about white, brown, black. i love that you surround yourself with beauty and that each object has a little story to go with it or is a piece of history. thank you for sharing little bits of yourself with us. you have quite the eye for beauty, elegance, and detail. XX! shari

Karen said...

Abigail. I am falling in love with all of your pictures this week. No wonder all your work is so beautiful. You have such exquiste taste.

IMEDAGOZE said...

abigail, you've been living around beautiful things, no wonder you create such amazing pieces... Love your pictures, too...

ana margarida said...

The bottom right pic it's a little bit misterious because it seems like ceramics but I like it!
I come across your blog a few days ago ;)

Pootlecat said...

My lovely boy has ordered sweet chestnut earrings from you...but the even cooler thing is that I come from West Kilbride, so now, when I go home to visit my parents I'll be having a good nosey at what you've sent down the coast!