hey - hello from the world of the sparkly one !! xx
So, this week I thought I'd share with you where it is that all this sparkly spangly bling is created and why this place; 'Big Spotty Dog Studio' is so important to me.
Last November my 3 furry footed ones and I upped sticks from my very much loved studio of 10 years to move to what was originally a blacksmiths smithy. 'Little Trolvis Quarry' (apparently and amazingly it as also once a doggy pamper parlour !!!!) - thank you universe !!!
WE LOVE our new creative hub !!!! 'The Big Spotty Dog Studio' is a very chilled out (often slightly chilly) colourful beautiful place. You may have gathered that colour is important to us here at 'sparklylynne' HQ. We HAVE to have a beautiful environment and we find it impossible to create in somewhere that is not fabulous.
Colour, pattern, texture, bubbles in glass, shapes that plants make, odd things that are just quirky, charity shop finds, cactus, odd weird children's toys, sparkly stuff and other peoples art.
Things that we find when out on walks - at special times, an empty crab shell found when walking with doggies on a wedding anniversary - all these things have to be around when I create. They are important to take inspiration from - to make me happy. And !! have I mentioned the lighting !!!!!!!! - it's fairy lights everywhere !! Plus the raging wood burner is a bit lovely too !!!
So 'Little Trolvis Quarry' is famous - apparently - it's famous for granite - massive blocks of the stuff. I am so pleased to be up there - a real little hidden gem - a set of amazingly helpful and talented people.
As I am a bit of a creative obsessive I spend as many hours as I can in 'The Big Spotty Dog Studio' and so before moving to Longdowns never really saw many of my neighbours. I thought it was because I came home late but actually it's because they all seem to be up working hard in workshops in the same quarry as my studio !!!!
Here you go - a little glimpse of what is outside my door. I'm looking forward to warmer weather:
Right - that's me done for another week. Just a couple of things - I am now stuck with everything being called 'The Big Spotty Dog Studio'; it is a VERY long and tortuous tale !!!!! SO !!!!!! we now have an open and working etsy shop called 'bigspottydogstudio' so please do click on the button to take a peek if you would like to see more:
We also have a facebook page: 'The Big Spotty Dog Studio' - in all the computer-ing confusion we set it up and then were going to get rid of it. Then the furry footed ones insisted that they liked it so it's been saved at the 11th hour !! Again have a peek if you are interested:
AND FINALLY !!!!!! so ridiculous have my 2 previous video attempts been that I did not feel able to leave you without posting this weeks attempt !!!! - it's so exciting as to what way up we will be this time !!!
So I leave you with the dog who's fault it is that my shop and studio are called 'The Big Spotty Dog Studio' - (answers on a postcard as to why you think we reached that decision)
Sparkly eco 'wearable-art' maker and crazy rescue-collie fanatic; living off grid on a 98yr old wooden ex-Looe Lugger in Penryn, Cornwall.