More recent (better?!) photos of just some of my cushion/pillow designs. I used someone else’s camera and someone else’s home. Enough said.
Yeah, we’re obsessed (with peacocks). Who isn’t? they’re so….unnecessarily extravagant looking…! kind of like one of those 4 tier shiny glazed, ribbon-rounded, cream frilled, chocolate filigree cakes you see in patisserie windows that thrill your eyes but taste of nothing but sugary sofa foam…eh? anyway, this lady (Schmooks) has some cute prints going on. this is her take on girl as peacock. love the little legs! think its great how we can all interpret something completely differently…
God is fair. Peacocks may look amazing but they don’t fly much, can’t sing and are pretty isolated within the bird community. Those you see in Britain are probably wishing it was considerably warmer. Their owners are wishing they would learn to distinguish Jehovah’s Witness from Postman. The next-door neighbours are wishing they would shut up. In some places they’re eaten but most people just like to collect up their feathers and stick them in with the dried flowers.
Peacocks are the celebrities of the larger garden: they’ve come to rely on human veneration, strutting down their green carpet catwalks, but bird-kind knows their sad little secrets and thinks them crass. No wonder they get lonely and depressed… There’s a moral in there somewhere, Victoria Beckham.
After a lot of self-indulgent ‘twaddling’ (is this a universal term, or another of those embarrassing made-up words my mum invents and I repeat as if they’re Oxford English Dictionary?… Anyone heard of ‘pogged’?) I finally got those goddamn stickers (alright! ‘decals’!) printed. I use ‘goddamn’ but I shouldn’t really. Can’t imagine Clint Eastwood getting worked up about adhesive vinyl. BTW, you seen ‘Gran Torino’? He is magnificent…
They’re currently on Etsy. I have to say, they look great. Perfect for kids’ rooms I reckon. Great for blank white plaster. Pretty neat for people like me who look at wallpaper and think ‘Do I REALLY like that design or is just because it was in Elle Decoration?’; ‘Do I just like it because it’s fashionable or it is something I would always like because it suits my sense of style?’ ‘Will it date?’ And so on, into yet ANOTHER bout of self-indulgent ‘twaddling’…!
Finally, first wall stickers get printed tomorrow. Yippee! If anyone’s interested in their future (?), I’ll add you to me mailing list. Just say yes! The campaign for colourful walls starts here!