Category Archives: Pop Up Shop

Tuesday…with Weekly Snaps catch up

November 24, 2015

Filed Under : Art - Open House - Pop Up Shop - Weekly Snaps - Winter

Photo 10-11-2015, 10 57 16

Every day I make the simple plan which is ‘to catch up with everything’ and everyday for about 2 weeks it hasn’t worked!

I do have a list of ’to do’s’ every day too, but I more often than not think that once I’ve got those little jobs done I can start my day…unfortunately the start of those days seems to be at about midnight when my body says that it’s the end of the day…so things are falling behind with the ‘weekly snaps’ hence here is a 2 week catch up on a Tuesday rather than a Sunday…anyway, maybe the fact that at least they’ve appeared will get me back on schedule!

So…here’s a 2 week concise compilation of arrangements, pop-up shop at West Elm London, Open House organisation…and Cheeks taking it easy!

Photo 12-11-2015, 13 46 14 Photo 12-11-2015, 15 32 33 Photo 14-11-2015, 19 17 43 Photo 15-11-2015, 16 08 02

( the Mibo display! )Photo 14-11-2015, 12 00 06 Photo 14-11-2015, 09 40 55 ( one of my paintings of ‘The Taste of Strawberries and Cream’ being hung in the window )Photo 14-11-2015, 12 04 46 ( Cécile Gilbert from Tiki jewellery with Sophie Abbott )Photo 14-11-2015, 11 00 27 ( some of my 5ftinf new products )Photo 15-11-2015, 16 09 14( Sophie Abbott’s paintings )Photo 15-11-2015, 16 08 31 image( my wrapping paper with added berries, mimosa, wax flower and eucalyptus )Photo 15-11-2015, 16 11 11( Holly Bell’s ceramics )Photo 14-11-2015, 08 35 33 Photo 23-11-2015, 20 24 26 imagePhoto 11-11-2015, 14 06 14 (1) Photo 18-11-2015, 08 52 39 Photo 22-11-2015, 12 26 23 imageChristmas decorations by Emma Herian, candles by Sushou Organics, cards by Tilly2Milly, ceramis by Charlotte Jones and leather belts by Hawkmoth LeatherPhoto 19-11-2015, 14 32 18 Photo 19-11-2015, 13 08 05 Photo 19-11-2015, 14 29 38 Photo 22-11-2015, 16 55 11

Photo 12-11-2015, 10 38 21and I also tried to revive a de-hydrated hydrangea…Photo 12-11-2015, 10 29 53…and failed!imageYou can see the Steller Story ‘Weekly Snaps’ here

Monday…with pop ups and perfume

October 26, 2015

Filed Under : Art - Autumn - Open House - Pop Up Shop - Winter - workshops

imageOrganising things in colour and making copious amounts of lists ( black ink with red crossing out…) helps me manage my time, my brain and everything else really!

At the moment I have lots of different projects occupying my head, which is great creatively, but also sometimes it all becomes one big arrangement of abstract colour and amorphous shape…hard to explain; even harder to sort out, which is why colour really helps me…( the arrangement above was a sort of calming down exercise, and the cup of tea just out of shot also helped! )

So I thought I’d better put a post together including quite a few of the bits and pieces that are about to happen over the next couple of months…West Elm Pop Up e-flyer

One of the most exciting things is that I’ll be curating and exhibiting in a Pop Up shop at West Elm in London over the weekend of the 14th and 15th November, and it would be really lovely to be able to meet some of you there if you can make it ( there’s a Facebook event page here  )

It’s going to be a bit like taking my Brighton Open House on tour, as lots of my regular guest artists will be exhibiting and selling their beautiful handmade work and paintings as well.

To give you a taste of the sort of things which will be there you can check out all the amazing work of the artists taking part here:

Me ( Philippa Stanton…paintings and 5ftinf ), Holly Bell ( ceramics ), Sophie Abbott ( paintings ), Mibo ( paper animals and textiles ), Tiki Brighton ( contemporary resin jewellery ), Holly M ( leather accesories ), Shyama Ruffell ( paintings and butterfly boxes )

These artists will also be exhibiting their work, along with Emma Herian, Charlotte Jones, Sushou Candles, Tilly2Milly and Peggy Poppleton, in my own home at my Christmas Open House in Brighton during the 2 weekends after, so you can get a sense of how you’ll be able to stock up with handmade Christmas goodies both in London and the South Coast from the flyer below, as well as visit a new Christmas shed installation. ( there’s an IG account for the house here )

There will also be a new shed installation which has a working title of  ‘Ice Pops’ ( stay tuned on IG with the hashtag #5ftinfshed as it takes shape over the next few weeks )

And the flyers arrived this morning!

image( here it is so you can read it… )
Christmas Open House Flyer ( front ) 2015 2. Christmas Open House Flyer 2015 ( back ) I’m also running a practical synaesthesia painting workshop for The Perfume Society this week on the 29th October ( you can read more about it here ), working with Illuminum London fragrances, as well as having created the front cover for this month’s Scented Letter.SL12CoverWidget2There is also a new date for a Grimms inspired small wreath making workshop in the rooftop wigwam at The Queen of Hoxton on Sat 12th December, 2 – 4:30pm…which includes a free cocktail in the ticket price! . ( You can book a ticket for £45 and read more info  here )Queen of Hoxton blog image

So now I have to finish the large canvas I’m currently working on…I hope it dries in time!

imageP.S Only 6 days left on the 20% discount with Checkout code: CALENDAR2016 in my shop here

Wednesday…with garden and a Pop Up

May 13, 2015

Filed Under : Art - My Garden - My Home - Open House - Pop Up Shop - Spring - The Shed

image I’m always determined to get the most use out of flowers even if they seem past it, so this morning I was utilising the severely wilted hydrangeas I bought last week, which I’d hoped would last much longer to put together some images for the 5ftinf Pop Up which will be part of the Brighton Fringe for this weekend.

Some of the flowers here I’ve had for nearly 3 weeks, and some of them are now destined for the bin…

image …but not before they have completely exhausted their purpose!image …I also like to mix in things from the garden like this golden marjoram, seed heads from grape hyacinths, dog rose leaves, oxalis and forget – me – nots…image image …the real remnants must be wept away!!image But the garden at the moment is really coming alive with the chives about to flower and the heuchera really putting some energy into everything…image …but I’m really excited about these Oriental Poppies which will probably flower by next week…image I’ve also moved the succulents near to Frances Doherty’s sculpture, and putting them in a copper trough seems to have kept the snails and slugs away for the time being… image Love these poppies with the blue spruce…imageThe fennel is doing well and I think the campanula may flower next week too, so this area will be completely blue!image …I love how this ceramic sculpture make the lacecap hydrangea actually look like it’s flowering already…image …and the Giant Echium’s final journey has begun…image …as it has at long last started to produce flowersimage…and hopefully these 2 will take up the baton for next yearimage And my first Arum Lily!

Not massively impressive I know; it’s been a bit battered by the winter, but I’m hopeful now that there could be more to come…image…and this is the first flowering aqueligea from  one of the plants I rescued from the tip last year…
image image The Ceonothus is now actually planted in the ground by the shed, rather than in the pot which kept blowing over…image …and the first of some wild carrot amongst the honeysuckle, whose seeds I scattered all over the garden last Autumn…image So there were 2 happy beings in the sunny garden this morning, and fingers crossed it stays sunny over the weekend for the Pop Up and Open House!image