Row of harbour cottages from an original artwork by (c) C.Rowe 2010

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

dolly pentreath

A Cornish lugger anchored in the fishing town of St Ives, Cornwall. The Dolly Pentreath is the inspiration for the sailing boat in one of my recent textile illustrations, Tea by the Sea. When ever you visit St Ives you will most probably see the Dolly Pentreath sailing out around Smeaton's pier towards Porthmeor beach and the Tate. She has beautiful red sails and is instantly recognisable. The sea looks so calm here, I can just imagine lying in the bottom of the boat and dozing in the warmth of the sun, sheltered from the breeze. Aah, Happy days!

Monday, 22 March 2010

more lovely little books

These are the second batch of little books. The bottom two books are covered in the Chiyogami Japanese papers. I have also bought some gorgeous red and yellow bookcloth that I really want to try out, i'm just looking now for the right paper to combined it with.

I love the second photograph with all the fore edges of the books, they all look so lovely together.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

lovely little books

Here is a selection of the single signature, half cloth, half paper hard bound note books I made in a fit of creativity last night. They are approx 5"x5" inches and contain 10 sheets of really good quality cream writing paper.
I'm half way through the next batch, which include some very nice teal coloured Japanese Chiyogami papers.
They all look so lovely next to each other and i'm now loathed to part with any of them!