Friday, 30 May 2008

My downstairs loo

I really like folk art, and some of the most accessible folk art I've found is in the form of religious images and artefacts. Catholic and Hindu imagery is particularly appealing. Mexican Day of the Dead stuff is also great. When I moved house last year, I didn't know where to put my collection. In the end, I decided to put quite a lot of it in the downstairs loo. The impact of all this brightly coloured kitsch stuff in a very small space is great! Not sure what our visitors make of it, though...

This is my Cabinet of Catholic Curiosities.

Some of the statues are musical, and some of the virgins change colour to tell you when it's raining. It's a miracle!

I'm not exactly sure what the heart-shaped thing is. I've seen them in Mexican shops, although, completely bizarrely, I bought this one from Topshop on Oxford Street. It's some sort of religious charm, with packets of spice and tiny bottles of liquid. It's sparkly and looks brilliant. I wish I could put together objects in my art with such charm and panache.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008


Welcome to my blog!
I thought I'd name this blog in the manner of 'The Bold and the Beautiful', and 'The Kitsch and The Curious' seems to sum up what it's all going to be about. 

I really like some of the blogs I've seen where people share their collections, things they've bought, things they've made and so on. So that's what I'm hoping to do here. I love kitsch, weird, cute, weird, silly, crazy, bonkers objects, and I try to incorporate these things into my art.

I've just set a shop on etsy -, and I'm in the process of developing my website - 
I've been writing a blog about dolls on myspace 
so I thought I'd do a new blog (with things other than dolls) to go with the etsy shop, and hopefully discover a new audience. 

I hope you like it.