Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Cat & Octopus bags on Etsy!

Check out my new Cat and Octopus bags on Etsy, they're hand screen printed, which was so much fun to do! They're for sale in my new etsy shop called Louweasley's I'm going to be stocking it up over the next few weeks with cards, prints and then some t-shirts and more bags. I'm going to do a travel series of items starting with New York-I've just come back from an amazing trip there and will be sharing some pics soon!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Berlin in Barcelona

My Berlin poster has been chosen to be in Neue's 'Show us your type' exhibition in Barcelona! There'll be over 100 posters of typography depicting New York, Berlin, Hong Kong and Barcelona; It opens this Thursday, 18th November and shows until the 5th of December at galeria cosmo. If you're over that way pop along it'll be great! Here's the galerias address:
Cafe & galeria de arte
C/ Enric Granados 3
08007 Barcelona

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Reading books

I've been reading loads lately, I seem to go through phases of non-stop reading and then reading nothing, I must wear myself out! Lately I've read:
After Dark by Haruki Murakami
Moondust by Andrew Smith
The Clan of the Cave Bear & Valley of Horses by Jean M Auel
Wrong about Japan by Peter Carey
The Diving Bell & the Butterfly by Jean Dominque Bauby
and at the minute I'm reading Walden, or life in the woods by Henry David Thoreau
What have you been reading? any great suggestions? My fave from the above was probably After Dark, it was so atmospheric and didn't give everything away, the story was allowed to continue in your head long after you'd put the book down.

Outdoor sculpture exhibition at Chatsworth

A couple of weeks ago I went to see the beyond limits sculpture show at Chatsworth in Derbyshire. It's become an annual show of outdoor sculpture in association with Sotheby's who are trying to sell them to those lucky millionaires out there. Here's Yue Minjun's 'Contemporary Terracotta Warriors' installed in the cascade looking fab; Ron Arad's 'Rod Gomli' chair with an imprint of a person upside down; Eduardo Chillida's 'Gurutzeak I' (my favourite) and David Breuer Weil's 'Visitor' head coming out of a lake which disapointed a little.
Autumn had arrived with gorgeous colours, leaves falling and still some dahlias blooming. Here's Eve by Richard Hudson in which you could see your reflection in about 6 different surfaces at once, fun and it made you interact with the other visitors at the same time.
Richard Long's slate pathway is in Chatsworth's permanent collection, positioned perfectly by the canal pond, shame you couldn't walk on it though, why get precious about it, it's a natural material. Another of my favourites was 'Why does strange fruit always look so sweet' by Johan Creten' an old statue covered in black globules.
Zabok Ben-David's 'Leftover' and 'You Again' were beautiful, installed in the right place and really difficult to draw!
Ron Arad's 'Ping Pong' was exquisite and I didn't even recognise it as a ping pong table till someone pointed it out to me, even the name didn't give it away, I saw the person on the end flying with wings, that's what's great about art, it doesn't always have to mean what the artist or curator or what the person next to you sees, you get to choose how you see it.