Saturday, 27 June 2009

new hilke macintyre ceramic reliefs

hens (approx 12cm x 5.5cm) freestanding or can be hung on wall. £32
Fife based artist Hilke MacIntyre has just sent us some of her fabulous new ceramic reliefs. Each wall-hanging relief is one of an edition of only 50 (although the colouring of each makes each one unique). I love the differing patterns and textures in Hilke's work. What you don't really see in these images are the contrasts between the matt and glazed areas which really lift them. I also love how her female figures always seem to dressed in lovely 50's style dresses whether they are out doing the garden, feeding the hens, or out and about the town! Find out more about Hilke and her artist husband Ian here.

back to the house (15cm x 15.5cm) wall-hanging relief. £60

wedding (13.5cm x 26.5cm) larger wall-hanging relief with lots of dancing! £85

market- buying bananas (15cm x 15cm) wall-hanging relief. £60

Thursday, 25 June 2009

back again!

I was away cycling in the Czech Republic last week (which was both fantastic and hard work in equal measures!). I'll put a few pictures up when I get sorted but meanwhile a wee look at a few things that have been arriving at boo vake....

kim jenkins - lucky bird

Beautiful cards and gift tags by london based printmaker Kim Jenkins (aka Lucky Bird). All Kim's designs are hand-printed using a foil press. They really are stunning in real life and would be great framed. We also have some card coasters which are hand-printed with bird designs (which I certainly won't be putting my drippy cup on!).

cards from £2.60. tags £4 in pks 0f 10

anthony zinonos

Some fabulous collage kits, handmade notebooks & badges from Norwich artist and 'maker of things involving paper' Anthony Zinonos!

prices from £3-£6. badges in packs of 2

Friday, 12 June 2009

next week.... vake will be closing its doors for a few days from Tuesday 16th through to Friday 19th ....

....but will back OPEN on Saturday the 20th during the hours of 12 until 4 (just in time for those last minute father's day cards!)

hand-printed card by Lisa Jones

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

boats, bikes & balls

on the boating pond, camperdown park, dundee (in hot pursuit!)

cycle-camping in the sma' glen

atholl gathering at blair atholl

atholl highlanders ball

A few things from the last few weekends. I managed to have my first proper 'head hitting the road' type fall from my bike. Took a tumble after hitting some gravel at the side of the road on a downhill corner. Luckily no lasting damage - just scrapes and bruises (or 'road rash' as somebody called it!). Thanks to Susan at the Bankfoot Inn for the plasters and soothing cream!