Purely Decorative

There is something so satisfying and alluring about a beautifully crafted wrought iron balcony. Elaborate swirls coat buildings with a metallic forest, and thoughtfully placed angular shapes are reminiscent of an art deco era.   Perfectly symmetrical floor tiling and luxurious carpets are equally enticing.

Cue gallery of recent snapshots that are proving more than inspirational for Atelier Boyceau:

Right up my street! Enjoy!

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Discovering Enid Crystal Dorothy Marx

On a recent trip to the Compton Verney country mansion and museum in Warwickshire, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a small exhibition of Enid Crystal Dorothy Marx’s work (1902-1998).

An artist, textile designer, illustrator and author, Marx was incredibly talented and successful throughout her career.

I am in the midst of a block printing project for Atelier Boyceau, and as such this discovery couldn’t have come at a better time. I have always loved geometric patterns and abstract images and am currently working on t-shirt designs to add to my collection. I have just purchased a linoleum printing set to try out and my mind is racing with possibilities. As always watch this space!

The pictures speak for themselves! Enjoy 🙂

Compton Verney

Rediscovering Birmingham

We escaped the small market town in Warwickshire that has become our home for the nearest big city in search of urban inspiration. Against all odds the Belge and I have become city slickers, being somewhere busy is oddly comforting.

We headed for the Custard factory and we were suitably impressed. This may well become our weekend hangout going forward! 🙂

Custard factory, Gibb St, Birmingham, West Midlands B9 4AA