Wednesday, 17 November 2010

I met her in a club down in old Soho... Where you drink Champagne and it tastes just like cherry-cola...

Hello!
I am so happy to tell you that I have been fortunate enough to have an article published in the USA's Somerset Life....all about my Keepsake Boxes.

Somerset Life Magazine is absolutely gorgeous! I knew it would be but seeing it in the flesh has been a true thrill. We have nothing like it in the UK. Full of inspirational art and ideas.
The Somerset Life team took the photographs of my Keepsake Boxes. They worked real magic with their creative sensitivity.


Thank you to the Somerset Life team. It has been a real priviledge.
~O~
You may remember in my last post that robryan has an Exhibition at Stafford's Shire Hall Gallery.
All I can say is WOW!!!! It is a jaw droppingly fabulous Exhibition. I can't begin to tell you how many original incredibly intricate papercuts are on display, all sizes.

I can't imagine how hard everyone must have worked behind the scenes and Mr. Ryan too, to put this collection together. A thoroughly enjoyable and inspirational Exhibition.


Ceramics inspired by Staffordshire's pottery industry.
The original illustrations for Carol Ann Duffy's book 'The Gift'.








I hope you have enjoyed seeing these few snaps I took last Monday. The Exhibition runs through to 9th January.

Thanks so much for stopping by. x

45 comments:

Gina said...

Congratulations on the article! Those paper cuts are amazing... make my efforts look rather feeble! (I can't stop singing "Lola" as I type and I've only just realised why!)

marigold jam said...

Congratulations! Have just been to see what a subscription to that lovely magazine would cost and sadly it is out of my league! Where can we see more about your boxes the photos don't show them in too much detail. Those paper cuttings are amazing! What patience.

Jane

Sue said...

Congrats on your piece being published in Somerset Life!!
The paper cuts exhibition looks fab, thanks for the sneak peeks, I am planning on getting there in person.....can't wait now!

The Cloth Shed said...

Congratulations on your article in Somerset life....well deserved!
What incredible paper cuts....such talent.
Julie x

Twiglet said...

Well done on the article!!! The pics of paper cuts are superb - must have been a fab exhibition.

JANE said...

I'm so delighted for you, Lovely One. You deserve such high praise. One of your precious boxes is on my 'must buy' list. I hope your recovery from the surgery is progressing well. J x

Jackie said...

The Article must be a real boost for you at the moment, well done, it looks beautiful.
I read about the Rob Ryan exhibition on Spitalfields Life and was just about to tell you..as if I didn't think you'd already know! Its lovely to see your pictures of the work close up. Thanks. I'm even tempted to pop down there myself to have a look.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Yes, congratulations on getting into Somerset Life Viv. It is a beautiful magazine and I do so wish we had a magazine like that over here. Your beautiful work is perfectin a magazine like that. The exhibition looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing your photos as I doubt v. much I will get there!

Hope you are mending nicely
Love xo

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

L--O--L--A

The Flower Garden said...

Congratulations on the article, your work is beautiful and thank you for the gallery tour.

andrea creates said...

congrats!i saw your feature-i have the magazine...it's great :)

Magic Bean said...

Wow. To both. Ax

Penny said...

Congratulations on the article! Its well deserved. I was holding my breath looking at the paper cut art. Oh my goodness - I can't even comprehend how something like that is possible -- but how fortunate for all of us that it is.

the vintage magpie said...

Congratulations! Somerset Life is so beautiful, you totally deserve to be featured! Those paper cuts are just stunning. xx

Pam J fromthecraftroom said...

whoo Hoooo
Well done Viv
Congratulations on your article in Somerset life you really deserve it,

Keep up the wonderful work
pam x

found and sewn said...

Congratulations! Great photos x

Amy said...

Congratulations on being in the mag! I love the papercuts. I'm now off to see how long the exhibition runs to see if I can see it in the flesh x

Kayla coo said...

Great news about the article, your work looks stunning in the magazine.
Wow! love the paper cut out illustrations,they are so intricate and detailed.

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Oh Viv, how wonderful, I have piles of Stampington magazines, usually fill my suitcase with them when I return from the US, especially love Somerset Life, Somerset Studio and Legacy.Congratulations

grrl + dog said...

well done!

They are a great family of magazines - and what a thrill to see it in print when it comes..

Ok what's your next one?

Carrie said...

Well done for getting in such a gorgeous magazine! I wish we could get the Somerset magazines here.

Cowboys and Custard said...

The pulse quickens..
Firstly ... whoop whoop Viv.. on your fabulous and truly well earned place on the pages of such a fine publication. It is testament to your wonderful work.
What a treat to see Mr Ryan's extraordinary work alongside your own fine work. More whoops are in order!!

Much love
Michele xxx

Suzanne said...

Go Girl! Well done on the article that's fantastic.
The Rob Ryan exhibition looks amazing - I adore his work.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

First of all-CONGRATULATIONS! You deserve this recognition and I will definitely go out and get a copy of the newest Somerset (which I LOVE).

The photos, oh the photos. I am totally in awe and totally inspired. The paper cuts are amazing. Seeing the original art for The Gift is a thrill for me.

Thanks a zillion for this post dear,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Two of my favorite artists in one post! Rob Ryan and YOU.
Congratulations on your beautiful article, Viv
xx

BusyLizzie said...

Congratulations on the article. Great stuff! Thank you also for sharing that amazing exhibition. See you next week!!!
xxx

meleen dupré said...

viv,

congrats to you on your article!!! your work is just beautiful!! once again i attended silver bella with your needle case which everyone LOVED!! i think this was the third trip to sb for your little case!!

congrats and thanks!!!

meleen

Amelia said...

well done you and congratulations - such a nice re-enforcement of all that you do :)

I saw (and spoke!) to Rob Ryan at an exhibition here in London last Summer - it was fabulous in every way! He's a really interesting guy.

Amelia.x

T's Daily Treasures said...

Congrats on being published. We aren't able to get any such magazines over here either. I know that the article on your keepsake boxes must be magnificent. And that exhibition of paper cuts is absolutlely amazing. Best wishes, Tammy

Angela said...

What wonderful news about the article, congratulations!! Wow...those paper cuts are amazing, really beautiful. :-)

pattyb said...

Congrats on having your article published! I have the magazine adn have not taken the time to look at it yet! Now I am so excited to read it! So proud for you!

And thank you SOOOOOOOooooooo MUCH for sharing the photos of the papercuts. That is truly amazing talent! Just lovely!

I also wanted to let you and your friends in the UK know that Stampington & Company, the parent company for all of those wonderful publications, now has many issues that they are selling in the digital format. Less expensive and no shipping cost! So go check it out! And hopefully this issue will be one of the one's avaiable in digi so you all can enjoy! Thanks again and Blessings sweet friend!

A Time to Dance said...

I would soooooooooooooo love to see the exhibition it looks wonderful...hope you are keeping well, I often think of you...happy thoughts of course with oddles of love and hugs...

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

What a great article! Congratulations My friend!
Would like to have that magazine!
Will try to see if it's possible to get a copy!
How are You doing?
Lots of love
Becky

Cakey(^-^*)/コンチャ! said...

Congratulations on your magazine piece - you must be over the moon! Well done, it looks gorgeous! x x x

Vintage Laura xx said...

Congrats Viv!! I'm going to Stafford tomorrow so I'll nip in to see the exhibition, I saw his work at Yorkshire sculpture park it's truly gorgeous!! Also thought I'd let you know that I nominated your blog for a "One Lovely Blog" award :-) xx

blue sky butterfly studio said...

Your keepsake boxes look GORGEOUS! Well done, you deserve every success. And the Rob Ryan Exhibition looks wonderful, I esp like the sweeping curtain cut from your photos.

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Congratulations Viv - no wonder you're thrilled. Lovely also to see the other pics in this post, the paper cut art is stunning. x

BusyLizzie said...

Hi Viv, thank you for your comment, nice to know that I am not alone! See you Sunday? Lizzie x

Bunty said...

Congratulations on the article - it looks beautiful from what I can see.
Richly deserved.

Barbara

Corinne Phillips said...

Hi Viv - well done on Somerset Life. It looks great - will have to try and get a copy. I love Rob Ryan - thanks for the photos will have to see if I can get up there before the exhibition closes. Looking forward to the V&H on Sunday. See you then? x

Clare said...

Beautiful imagery in the mag Viv, stunning! Lovely to see the RR pics too, they look so wonderful with the tiny cast shadows from the intricate pieces, thanks.

Greedy Nan said...

Somerset do a fabulous magazine - expensive but if I know that something of interest will be in it I'll send off. The people in the office are extremely helpful too.

MaygreenFairies said...

Huges congratulations on the article... I adore Stampington Publications, I subscribe to several of them and I agree with you, we have nothing like them in the UK. Thank you for sharing the paper cuts, they are truly amazing. Mandy

BusyLizzie said...

Thank u for your blog comment.. consider it done!!! xxx

nato said...

hello,i would like to know if you sell your purses, they are lovely.