Forever Foxed will be selling a selection of cards and gifts at the Seaside Pop Up Shop, based at 26 High Street, Rottingdean, BN2 7HS. The shop is open every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm until Sunday 19th August 2012.
The shop also contains work by 9 other local artists:
Back in 2008 I wrote a blog post about buying my Adana press on eBay as I planned to move over from printing cards with my Gocco to Letterpress. Sadly, my plans were put on hold due to lack of space (and probably the steep learning curve required!) I did buy some lovely Crane's Lettra paper though, which has been sitting in a box waiting to be put to good use, along with various tubes of Adana ink and other essentials.
On Saturday I finally got everything set up in my office; I ended up covered in ink, nothing new there, but it was enjoyable working with the press and I'll certainly be printing again soon using some of my own designs.
Here is my first official Letterpress card, made using a vintage block of a Scottish Terrier. Available to purchase on Folksy & Etsy, as usual.
Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend the preview of the Emil Otto Hoppé exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. There were around 150 photographs, including beautiful studio portraits of just about anyone who was well known in the 1910s-1930s. Also included were photos of ordinary people in everyday scenes along with articles from illustrated newspapers and magazines like The Graphic and Picture Post.
Imagine my suprise at seeing this photo of a girl at the Pet Cemetery in London's Hyde Park. It's obviously posed, but poignant, none the less.
However, it was this photo of a bandaged Fox Terrier that really made my day. It was taken in 1935 in the waiting room of the Croydon Animal Hospital, run by the Canine Defence League (now know as the Dogs Trust). I wonder what had happened to this little chap. Photographs from "Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio and Street" by Phillip Prodger and Terence Pepper, National Portrait Gallery: London, 2011.
Forever Foxed is delighted to be back again at the beautiful Bungeroosh Gallery as part of the Christmas Open House Festival in Brighton, which runs for the next 3 weekends. If you're in the area, please drop by and say hello. There are some very talented artists there, selling lovely jewellery, paintings, clothing, ceramics and much more.
Here is a quick glimpse of my display stand with my new mugs featuring our signature Forever Foxed Fox Terrier.