Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Just a few photos of inspiring Oriental things taken this afternoon
However, I was in search of inspiration, so gave it a go anyway.
Left is a picnic box. It almost looks like 1950's bakelite but is of course lacquer with gold. I love these little boxes, with their tiny purpose made compartments for all your needs.
Six and Friends exhibition.
Apparently there is a catalogue written by Charles Wade (the Victorian owner and collector) and a visitors book of all the people who came to stay in Snowshill, but they are waiting for someone to go through them and put them into a book or on line. I'd volunteer if it was a bit nearer to home!
I just can't tell you how much I love the cabinets (one seen below) which are stuffed with interesting bits and pieces. It'd be a lovely place to go and draw, but of course you can't. It's too busy and there's no seats.
For this portrait I'm starting off by using some stencils and stamps to make a background. I especially like the stencil with the jumble...
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