Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Goodbye 2013...

2013 has been an insane year, I don't know where it's gone so fast, but it's been a blast!! I have taken part in the first UK toycon, some amazing exhibitions all over the globe and enjoyed experimenting with new techniques and developing my mixed media work as well as my sculpts. You guys get the award for the best supporters of 2013! Couldn't have done it without you. Here's to an amazing 2014!!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Monday, 21 October 2013

Sam Jinks Sculpture...

 
 
As you can see from this image, the art speaks for itself! This is a genuine sculpture by Sam Jinks.  She is so realsitic I feel like I am waiting for her to breathe.  By far, some of the most stunning work I have seen to date.
 
Watch him at work here: http://vitaminl.tv/video/38

Monday, 23 September 2013

SNEAK PEEK...

Yesterday I shared this photo on my Instagram account @tayloredcurios


You are looking at the wrinkly tail of my newest creature! Those who subscribe to the newsletter (sign up here http://tayloredcuriosities.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=0af7d41bef996dae3d61f2477&id=71894eed29 
will see a full reveal of it next month! 

As with all my critters, a full back story and world supports this little being as well as being accompanied by some friends... 

All will be revealed soon

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

It's been a while...

Hello gang!

It's been a while, things have been crazy! How have you all been?

I will start to add stuff here more regularly so as to keep you all up to date.

But for now.....

Today I watched the Lorax (Dr Seuss) and I LOVED IT!!!

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch it now and sing along to the fab songs; don't forget to 'Speak for the trees.


Tuesday, 4 June 2013

My May...

Want to see how I spent my May? Well check out this brilliant blog post that I took part in and see what I got up to!                                            
http://www.sam-osborne.co.uk/month-in-the-life-taylored-curiosities/ 
Sam Osborne (a superb pattern designer) has been doing monthly features on artists from all walks of life and I took part in the May edition. Keeping a photographic journal of my month I share what I got up to and the things I made.
It's a really nice way to appreciate a month more instead of it speeding past in the blink of an eye. I used an app call PicCal lite to produce my picture calendar.
All the images of my work used in the calendar are fully copyright protected under the copyright law.


Saturday, 27 April 2013

A Giant Embryo finds a home...

You may have seen a few weekends back now I was lucky and took part in the FIRST EVER Designer Toy Convention the UK has seen in London; ToyCon UK! http://toyconuk.com/

It was an amazing weekend and I am so glad I got to be a part of it.  One of the main specials I had created for the day, was a selection of GIANT Monster Embryos. 10 were created in my original colouring; Brilliant Blue and another 7 were customised by some amazing artists! Haus of Loz, Jon Paul Kaiser (who customised his live on the day), Ume Toys, Stitches and Glue, Creo Designs (who also helped me produce these giant embryos), Lisa Rae Hansen and Matt Lunartik Jones all customised one in their signature styles and MY WORD they were outstanding! 

The fab pink unicorn that Loz did for me has found a home and I was really overwhelmed by Rebekahs post that she was kind enough to share with me about her purchase.

"Today i received a truly amazing piece of art :) the monster embryo in itself is a design triumph but to have a one of a kind custom of such an large scale is truly awesome,
the attention to detail is second to none its beautifully produced in every aspect.
as a collector of these fine works i would define this as an epic centre piece to my collection and would encourage anyone who truly appreciates beauty and quality to invest in one :)"


Thank you SO much Rebekah for becoming the owner of this truly superb creation and also for taking the time to leave such beautiful feedback for me.  There are still Giant Embryos left and trust me guys, these are even more amazing in person.  If you'd like to own one then follow the link and check them out: http://tayloredcuriosities.bigcartel.com/

I am open to taking instalment payments on these larger pieces, so if you see one you want and would like to pay in instalments, contact me at tayloredcuriosities@hotmail.co.uk and let me know! 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

A Box of Memories...

As most of you know I moved house again recently and have put most of my life into storage for the time being which is proving awkward at times when I remember I need something, but was also really great as it meant I went through and sorted everything first; finding treasures I'd long forgotten.

The best thing I found was this box of memories! It's actually the box my dogs ashes were put in by the vet many years ago, it even has a brass plate on the front with his name (bit morbid I know but the box is really lovely). Inside I seem to have collected a few random things over the years including two of the tiniest Russian nesting dolls (these open up to one that's only a few mm tall), a green haired troll, a cocktail accessory that fans out into a peacock shape, a wooden croaking frog, a cocktail umbrella (I've always had a bit of an obsession with these) and a tiny pot of crystals.

A strange combination yet each one makes me smile and takes me back to a certain time and place.

What's in your memory box?