Thursday, 20 December 2012

i am artist

well, ive only gone and done it.
i sold my first 2 paintings and i am celebrating.
3 months since i ditched my old life (one where i was a slave to my job but got paid shed loads) and became happier, healthier (poorer) and i now feel credible again.
i hope you like them as much as my customer did....

Friday, 14 December 2012

cool cara

Cara delevigne is my favourite model of the moment and it seems im not alone. she's fronted campaign after campaign and walked in any show worth mentioning. She is also a laugh. which is more beautiful than any of her gorgeous photos. see below....'on cara' vs 'fun cara'. i actually think i prefer her goofy shots.
such willingness to poke fun at herself should be applauded - as should her attitude to the recent victorias secret catwalk show that she appeared in. after weeks and weeks of seeing images of supermodels sweating in the gym, and a few shots of bloodied knuckles after too much boxing training - all to prepare for the ultimate gig, did cara join in? did she detox? eat or drink NOTHING on the day of the show???? no. on her way to the show she stopped off for a macdonalds. cara, you're my hero and i salute you x

Thursday, 13 December 2012

best fur out there

as promised, here are my fav foxy coats for keeping warm and cosy this christmas... its a look that id dress up on an evening with long boots and a smart handbag. or, throughout the day, with skinny jeans and converse.

H&M sheepskin £99.99

Topshop goatskin £250

H&M faux fur £39.99

Warehouse faux fur £55

Miss Selfridge faux fur £68

How will you wear yours??

stay warm x

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

stay warm look cool

nothing looks cosier, cuddlier or cooler at christmas than a faux fur coat. easy to dress up or down, they are an annual favourite that never go out of style. the only rule...invest in a decent one. while i have no problem with other people wearing fur, especially of the vintage variety, its not for me. so when choosing a coat or gillet i think its important to make that investment to ensure that you dont end up looking like you've skinned Bungle from Rainbow and have thrown him about your shoulders! for those of you who arent familiar with dear old Bungle, i urge you to google him.

so choose youre faux fur wisely people, cos, baby....its cold outside.
tomorrow i will post the best from the high street.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

untitled eyelash drama

this is what ive been working on recently. its a large piece, just over A2 size and here i have used a mixture of watercolour and black ink. i use no digital jiggery pokery on my paintings as i think they lose some of their charm, so what you see is what you get here, all hand drawn and painted by me.
i'd love some ideas what i could call her.....please let me know if you think of something brilliant. my mind is blank.

shine bright like a diamond

You’re a shooting star I see
A vision of ecstasy
When you hold me, I’m alive
We’re like diamonds in the sky

artwork by funnytummy

I urge you all to click on the link below and check our rihannas performance on the UK's X-Factor. amazing, how many girls do you know wont even got out in the rain for fear of risking their hair and make-up?, let alone sing live on TV while in the middle of rainstorm - the effect was amazing though, really powerful.
i love this woman, shes a total fox.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

cute birthday gift for him

so, my 'him' lives in a different city to me at the moment. hopefully temporarily, but even temporarily is enough. our relationship now consists of near constant emails and texts as well as the normal phone calls. we email each other pictures, what we're eating, nice views, my nail varnish (especially if i know he'll hate it...anything glitery he loathes!) the dogs...basically everything so we get an insight into each others lives on a daily basis. theres also the opportunity to be funny, and theres nothing quite like opening an email and laughing out loud at a silly picture. because i know that that was his intention. to make me smile from miles away. i know he's thinking of me and that makes me smile even more.
anyway. its his birthday soon, and, as with everything else at the moment im trying to be more creative rather than just buying something expensive. i also cant afford to do that anymore. so heres what i came up with.
he needs a new wallet - thats easy.
but how to make it special?
do you remember when passport photo booths used to give you 4 different pictures? and you got them in a strip? and you and your boyfriend used to squeeze into a booth and have cute pictures done? me too.
except they dont exist anymore. you get 1 picture, in colour and its massively expensive.
so i made my own version to slip into his new wallet. i wanted to keep things light hearted and to look, in the pictures like i normally look. also known as. not too staged. no airbrushing. normal hair and makeup.and some silly faces.

 once i had taken all the photos i needed, i turned then into black and white images in paintshop pro and adjusted the sizes. then after placing them into a strip and printing them onto photography paper. BOOM. old skool passport pics that i can slip into the wallet.
i wont tell him, so he'll find them by accident, hopefully when im not there.
what do you think???
i think everyone should try this. its so cute, especially if you're away from your loved one x
happy birthday G xx
(and no - he doesnt read this blog!)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

chanel for life

whats more classic than chanel? the 2.55 and the classic black jacket are proof that nothing is more enduring. not often do the words timeless mean just that. but, the 2.55 especially remains largely unchanged, and carries history, quality, style and instant recognition whenever it is used  by one of is legions of fans.
what i really love about chanel though, is the versatility. that while rhianna is wearing vintage specs (see above) the queen could just as easily be carrying a handbag. a young teenager somewhere may be wearing a chanel nail varnish (because thats all she can afford...bit its STILL chanel!) while a friend of mine is receiving one from her darling husband on the birth of their first child.
i dont own a 2.55.....


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

my ultimate party outfit

 its christmas and its party time. i dont do sparkly frocks - never have. i favour jeans and a top with a blazer and heels. for any event, any occasion, any dress code. to spice that combo up a bit for the festive season i'll be concentrating on mixing textures and adding seriously amazing accessories. the best thing....? all the elements of this outfit are so versatile that i'll wear them all season long - and not just for an evening out.
the jumper + boyfriend jeans and white converse = super cute and cosy.
the jeans + white shirt and black patent brogues = classic
the shoes + ANYTHING = seriously hot.

topshop jumper £42

H&M jeans £29.99

Kurt Geiger Elliot shoes £220

Mulberry clutch £495

Marc Jacobs rose gold watch £269

links skull bracelet £135