Exams are DONE, as are results for most people (hope everyone got what they wanted!), so some much needed arty rewards are needed… here’s what’s on my wish list, just a few beautiful bits and pieces to celebrate the end of the academic year with:
1. A Grady McFerrin Notebook
Grady McFerrin is a New York based illustrator who studied art at College and now makes a whole range of wonderfully designed pieces.
2. A Rob Ryan Plate
A UK artist Rob Ryan produces beautiful china and gifts that are easily recognisable for their simple beauty.
3. A No Guts No Glory T-Shirt
Support Local artists by buying a great tee from the guys over at No Guts No Glory down in McCoys Arcade (towards the bottom end of town). The company are a collaboration of local artists creating some amazing work.
4. A Papaya Tote bag
Another collection of artists Papaya make all sorts of wonderful things: stationary, homeware, bags – you name it! Bold colours and delicate drawings mix to make eye catching pieces.
See more: https://www.papayaart.com/home
Learn more: https://www.papayaart.com/about#about_creative-abandon
Buy: Amazon – or you can order from Papaya direct (but risk international shipping fees!)
5. A Susie Ghahremani Necklace
After studying in Rhode Island Susie now works out of San Diego making t-shirts, stationary and all sorts of stunning bits and bobs.
See more: http://boygirlparty.com/splash/welcome.html
Learn more: http://www.boygirlparty.com/illustration/cv.html
Buy: http://www.boygirlparty.com/shoppe/index.html – again – you have to email to ask about international shipping, or you can buy from Etsy