|Through the French Doors|
Part of my creative process is inspiration, like most other artists I am sure. To help this process for me it is surrounding my work area with beautiful things... well, not completely surrounding, but a place I can glance to and feast my eyes upon these treasures. Everyone has their own version of what a beautiful thing is, and some would just call it all clutter!
I have a love for nostalgia, for those items which have a history and can tell a story. I also love the quality of these old objects - modern day knockoffs can not compare to the materials or designs used in the past. I've been fortunate to acquire some beautiful old things and I'm so excited that I have a place to put them now. Sadly my big old council cupboards have some serious liquefaction & water damage, but they will be restored one day.
Here are a few photos of my things in my studio. Once my shelves are up I'll be putting more of my lovely finds out on display.
|Christchurch City council draws/cupboards last used in the 1960's|
"Press for Orpheus" Old Bakerlight intercom phone from the depths of Canterbury University.
|Beautiful old Royal Typewriter|
|Library file draws from Canterbury|
|Details from inside one of the Council cupboards|
|You can see a '9' stenciled on under this paper sticker. |
Sadly these paper numbers will have to be removed when the cabinet gets restored...
but the black stencil numbers will look great!