Saturday, February 16, 2013


Greta seems to have an eye for pretty little objects: and although they are so different and disparate in their own way there is a certain style that binds them together – in other words Greta’s ‘eye’ seems to follow a certain ‘thread style’.
She has a subtle sense of balance, too, in her creation of the images... the little group of antique keys are not only pretty in themselves, but are arranged in a harmonious manner contrasting beautifully with the lace behind.
The shabby chic wooden signs ‘You’ and ‘Me’ placed on the lace mat with the vibrant red heart set at a jaunty angle really catches the eye and her design sense once again shows through.
Pretty vintage Italian handkerchiefs are beautiful in themselves, but when placed in a visual counterpoint to the floral valise she shows herself to have a delicate sense of style. By contrast, her cheeky sense of humour is apparent in the little wooden vintage guitar... placed next to a piece of sheet music! It made me smile!

Zosienka has a designer’s eye with her little group of four wooden birds, showing off their ‘plumage’ with backs to the viewer... so that we can see the relatively ‘rough’ carving that compliments the delicate painted patterns on their tail feathers.

Showcasing more of her delicate sense of design is her ‘Bunny and the Moon’ tote bags in cotton... the rabbit’s head is set against a cloudy night sky with a crescent moon within a circle of greys and harmonises beautifully with the cream cotton of the tote bag. It’s washable, too, proving that something pretty doesn't have to be impractical!

Her cards, striking in themselves, evidence an ability to use empty space with style and balance...
Many previous Zosienka projects, paintings and animations, can be found on  her website and to follow her daily notes and observations, check her blog.

Keniya's shop is adorable – and her items show a surprising contrast. Her delicate and pretty lace bracelets don’t need a dark background to show off the lace... a pretty contrasting fairly heavy weave fabric is the perfect foil for the lacy tracery. I would feel so pretty and feminine wearing her bracelets and necklace.

Her sense of humour shines through with the pretty bottle worn as a pendant, tiny peppercorns inside the bottle tease the viewer... and the lone pepper that is forever attached to the side – unable to be a part of the collection and yet visually striking.

Her Boho twine bracelets are eye-catching and make me smile in their simplicity and ethnic charm. The tiny beads threaded along parts of the twine and the colourful ribbon speak of both a sense of humour and an ability to make something beautiful out of simple materials. This is definitely ‘less is more’ jewellery and adornment... and worn with a neutral coloured outfit those beads and ribbon would bring a lovely ‘accent’ colour to an outfit... and lovely to wear in summer.
She also has a lovely photographic shop called Melasha.

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