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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Exhibition and Marketplace 2-5 June

Remade Home

An exhibition and marketplace for people with a passion for eco chic design and sustainable home style 

Loretto Gallery Musselburgh 
2 - 5 June 2011 

Frugal Cool's ReMade shop is a haven of inspiring home design and beautiful gifts.

Everything is made by hand by local designers from found objects or natural materials. And with a hint of vintage, eco and Fairtrade, you can take your time to make the right choice.

We sell Debbie Bliss Eco Baby yarn collection, fairtrade and organic. And gorgeous. Just £3.90 / 500g.

Welcome to Frugal Cool.

Sustainability has never looked so fine.

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Remade Home: Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June

Remade Home is a new show for people with a passion for eco chic design and sustainable home style.

We think that everyone deserves a nurturing and comfortable place to call home, and we hope to inspire you to reduce your environmental impact without compromising on style.

Discover a vintage vibe or work of art that lifts your heart. Make your home a healthier place by using paint or wallpaper which harbour no toxins. And meet local craftmakers who create treasure from trash.

Find out more about Remade Home.

New at ReMade!

Artworks by Liz Neilson. Bunting is back. Even more Sockpals just arrived. Those rose pattern cushions are still available. But the retro coffee set, plate, vase and jug have gone! Selvedge magazine. Kid's backpacks, recycled from juice cartons. Baby's slippers. Organic chocolate for Easter. Cards, cards, cards.

And Debbie Bliss Fairtrade and organic Eco Baby yarn and pattern book. I know it's Spring, but new babies are always arriving. Get knitting.

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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Rare Georgian Doll 1916-1922

I love dolls, the older and tattered the better, and have quite a collection. But I think it's time to make space for other things and so here's the first on sale.

This doll is almost 100 years old and has obviously been loved and played with. It is in excellent original condition with only a few rust marks on the body - the bisque parts are perfect. 

The markings on the back of the shoulder plate are DPC 33. This was the trade mark of the Doll Pottery Co. which traded from 1916-1922 in England during the reign of King George V. With the ban on imports of German toys in the 1914-18 War period, English companies produced dolls for the home market. This doll is one of the rare toys produced during such a limited period.

Friday, 27 May 2011

Island of Stability

A new Zetti-inspired piece of encaustic beeswax wall art. The colours are so remarkably vivid - I'd imagined that beeswax would dull them.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

The Owl and the Pussycat

It's always a surprise to see what emerges from a painting - that's what I love, not really having control until the last marks are made. So here's The Owl and the Pussycat in their pea green boat! It's mixed media on wood (wood is so forgiving - I can scrape as much as I want).

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Static Motion art

I just finished this piece yesterday and it was trouble!! I can't remember how many times it changed direction.

In frustration, I went and did some housework that I'd been ignoring for a while and then went back to the painting.

And this lovely disorganized picture appeared - Static Motion! I love outsider art!  Bread and Circuses

New Tote

I've discounted the price of my totes - they're reversible and each one is unique - here's the latest 'Grunge Millie'

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Completely Understood?

Here's a quirky encaustic beeswax wallhanging with the caption "nothing worse could happen to one than to be completely understood" - how very true!! I didn't square it up very well with the camera but it is straight in reality.

Wee Art Things

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Artists' Studios

If you're a bit nosy like me, you'll love these insights into artists' work life. They're on flickr, so I can't post any pictures but have a look here:


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Monday, 16 May 2011

Come What May

This is a Zetti-inspired encaustic piece just listed on WEE ART THINGS (please click on the sidebar for link)

Saturday, 14 May 2011

New Outsider Art

My new pieces of outsider art went to a gallery in Edinburgh yesterday.They're mostly acrylic with some pastel and ink.

Here they are:
 Port Said
 Florence at night
 Red Cloud
 Storm Clouds
 Window on the Village Green

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Ready to Go - Journal

Just listed on Shabby Chic Shreds a fabric raw-edge journal with re-usable cover for any A6 notebook:

Friday, 6 May 2011

Life's a Jigsaw

Been working on a painting which I would refer to as 'outsider art'. I've never been too sure what that actually means although I knew that it was what I do.

So Google came to the rescue - here's what it says:

Outsider art has been labelled as : the naive, the innocent, the self-taught, the visionary, the intuitive, the eccentric, the schizophrenic, the developmentally disabled, the psychotic, the obsessive, the compulsive!!

Ha ha - take your pick!!

It's here Wee Art Things

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Homage to the pre-Raphaelites

I was painting randomly with acrylics on wood and just enjoying the looseness and not being too structural. Then I'd gone to make a coffee and it wasn't till I came back into the art room that I really saw it.

She just appeared!! The pre-Raphaelites are favourites of mine, and the girl who became famous as their supermodel was Lizzie Siddal - and I see her in this painting. Am I going mad??

It's in my Wee Art Things shop if you'd like more info.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Just Relaxing

I've changed direction completely with this newest encaustic artwork and I like it!

See it on Wee Art Things