When I grow up I want to run away and join the circus . . . . .
Bold and colourful old school designs, dating from the mid 20th century. Norman Keith Collins aka "Sailor Jerry" was the American father of this style.
One of the most inspirational of artists, and a brave and beautiful woman
The glamour, the absurdity, the fantasy . . . . . the impossible perfection of the pin up
Geishas and Chinese Empresses, how beautiful and, to unaccustomed Western eyes, how strange. Victims or mistresses of their own destinies?
How can you not love nature, birds, beasts, fish and flowers . . . symbols of the enduring rebirth of nature.
A wonderful festival in memory of loved ones who have died. Not at all macarbre but a celebration.In Mexico, family picnics are held by the gravesides of those who have gone, so that their spirits do not feel lonely or forgotten.
From the purity and exquisitely beautiful imagery of the Madonna, so resonant with meaning for many people, to ladies with a more mixed reputation such as Eve and Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Éboli
Wedding jewellery for the individual who loves vintage/retro inspired style.
(The right hand photo is of my Grandma Lily Grace's wedding to my Grandpa George)
And I don't mean scrubbing floors, I mean the gentle and underated arts of embroidery, crochet and beadwork