It’s the month of love! Show that special person some love.I always start with a quick pencil drawing, then finalise the design in pen and do a few colour studies to work out the best colour schemes. Then it’s time to draw the final design onto the seashell using a mixture of permanent markers.
I always like to draw to special image for every special occasion. I start with a quick initial pencil line drawing, then ink in the black lines (I like to use Posca Black), experiment with colour (using Promarkers) then scan into the computer and add text with Photoshop.This years Father’s Day gifts included our ‘Best Dad’ card and personalised mug all made by us in our studio by the sea, Brighton.
During May each year the Claremont Hotel is open to the general public every weekend as part of the Brighton Festival Open Artists’ Houses initiative.
It’s a great opportunity to come and have a nose around one of Brighton ‘s amazing Victorian mansion villas and see some amazing unique artwork from local artists. I also have a collection of illustrated seashells all with a seaside, Brighton twist!
The May 2017 dates are: Saturday 6th, Sun 7th; Sat 13th, Sun 14th; Sat 20th, Sun 21st; Sun 28th May 2017 from 11.30 til 6pm.
It’s that time of year again, our favourite show of the year! well it is in our hometown!Thanks to our buddy from @severedhand_pcb
As always we love to meet all our customers in the flesh, have a good chin wag and introduce you guys to our new goodies!
Sourcing Sea Shells
One of the products that we love the most are our sea shells and one of the things we love about our sea shells is finding them. It all came about by accident to be honest, we were out walking the doggie on one of his favourite beaches and it happened to be a particularly low tide, it felt like the sea was miles out and there in front of us was just a blanket of flat soft sand, it was irresistible to the little pooch and off he went at the speed of light. When we finally caught up with him we were at the very end of the beach, it was whilst I was bent over catching my breath that I saw it there buried in the sand was a perfect scallop shell. It was an almost eureka moment and as I pointed it out to Anna a light bulb appeared above her head. We returned the next day to find more but it was high tide and there were no shells anywhere so we waited for a low tide and there they all were, a field of half buried shells. The secret had been revealed; low tide was when the treasure shows itself. It has become such a ritual now that we must look like mad creatures to the outside world scurrying over the beach half bent over and scanning the sand for a glimmer of shell. We love the differences between all the shells, we have never found two the same, all different sizes and shapes, from being tossed around by the sea and bashed against the rocks and colours some glimmer like rare gems and some are as black as tar from being buried in the silt. But all are beautiful in there own way and we just try to make them more so.
SUPER COOL SUMMER STYLES
The denim jacket is a wardrobe essential and makes any outfit look bad ass. That’s why we’ve designed two very special LIMITED EDITION jackets. And for one of them we’ve teamed up with our favourite alternative artist Ramon Maiden.
Stay Lucky, ‘Fortunate Fall’ Denim Jacket
– Acid Wash denim with patches –
- 2 Chest Pockets
- Dull silver shank buttons
- Stay Lucky ‘Black Cat’ Back Patch
- Front Logo Embroidered Patch on the chest pocket
- Skull Enamel Pin Badge on the collar (removable)
- Good Luck Horseshoe Patch
Felix Culpa Patch which is a Latin phrase for “happy fault” or “fortunate fall”.
From the first Levis denim jacket from 1874 to the New York streets of the late 70’s punk scene, denim jackets have
hung in many wardrobes been strewn over the backs of many sofas. This American working class staple can take on many looks and and do them all effortlessly well. But to me, it isn’t until there’s a large patch adorning the back and a pin badge on the collar that they truly come to life and get there own personality. The denim jacket is the perfect canvas to put your own stamp on and we have got that started for you with our two Limited Edition denim jackets.
Using my love of typography to design our Father’s Day card and making it match the Mother’s Day card to released earlier in the year.What better animal to represent the father figures in our lives, the wolf . We then designed the ‘Leader of the Pack’ range of art. We then released a range of old school style wallets with the wolf design, cool personalised mugs and traditional tattoo wolf t-shirts all for the ‘Leader Of The Pack’ We digitally print all of our items in house. Using DTG printing for our t-shirts we are able to create full colour prints all from our studio, Lancing just down the road from Brighton.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY DAD’S!
Making our Friday 13th Special T-Shirt
Sacred Stitches Halloween Specials
Look who we’ve bought back from the dead! Just in time for Halloween! Our special vamptress by Brighton artist Liz Clements is now available but only until 31st Oct! Grab her now before the sun rises.