Mining the sketchbooks

Cheetah by Will Bushell on Society 6
Cheetah by Will Bushell on Society 6

The thing about most fine art is that for some reason, artists only show the latest work.  It’s as though artwork is like food and “goes off” ,has a “sell by date” or “best before date”.  Often when artists have a show in a gallery, only the latest work is shown and if it doesn’t sell, it goes back to the studio to lean against a wall.  The beauty of going online with work is that suddenly you look at all your work with fresh eyes.  And, hey, it didn’t “go off”, it’s still good and should be out there to be enjoyed by more than one person.  So what I’m leading up to is that this particular drawing in ink of a cheetah, is from an old sketchbook of Will’s, from way back in 1966!  And I love it!  And I like that it’s out there to be enjoyed as a print, or even a tote bag!  And why not?  You can find more on our shop on Society 6.


We’re putting our work online!

Will and I have been looking at our artworks in a whole new way lately. As a couple we’ve produced quite a lot of work in the form of paintings, collages, mosaics, drawings and photographs. We’ve been looking online lately and wondering how these artworks would look on other objects. So we’ve started opening online shops on various Print on Demand sites and having some fun seeing how our works look on things like pillows, iPad skins, totes and mugs, etc.  There’s a huge selection.

Here is Helen’s painting of Abstract branches on a pillow

pink-branches Helen Bushell -Society6and also on an iPad skin…

pink-branches-ipad-Society 6And Will’s collage as a tote bag

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and a mug.

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And we think they’re kind of fun! The images shown here are on products in our Summerhouse Art Shop on Society 6. Society 6 has a great reputation as a good quality printer that really gives great customer service and promotes artists too. We hope you’ll have a look, since these and other images are ready to be printed as regular prints, printed canvas, tote bags to even larger items like shower curtains and duvet covers.

As we expand our images and shops, I’ll be updating on the blog so the latest new images are here too.