I made a New Years resolution with myself to FINALLY get my act together and start an official blog for Patturn.
In a way I've already been unofficially blogging about my creative journey, but always posting randomly on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
I feel as though 2014 is as good a year as any to get more organised. So here you'll find a 'one stop shop' blog, and it will become a more comprehensive resource of designs, vintage finds, and the fantastic stories behind the custom orders you'll see posted here.
I'll try and catch things up a bit this month and get the party started with a few flashbacks to some of my favourite pieces over the last few years.
However this post includes a fresh lamp - hot-off-the-press! It was the last piece I created in Dec 2013 and is currently for sale on Etsy.
I was inspired by a customer who asked me if I had any vintage anatomical drawings of the brain in my vast library of goodies. Yes, these are the run-of-the-mill requests I get just about every day! : )
I didn't have that per se, and as it turned out she bought one of my ready-made pieces featuring German Sewing Patterns.
But in the meantime I found some random pages from a vintage "Human Anatomy Made Simple" textbook and decided to get busy and create a shade. It features old-school illustrations of the human skull, hand, foot, heart and when applied to the shade, has a fantastic double layered effect which is my favourite thing about repurposing printed material.
Who will be drawn to this lamp? I'm guessing it would be a great piece for a doctor, medical student, biology nut, or anyone who has a fascination with the inner workings of the human body.
But which home this lamp will eventually live in? That part of the story is to be continued...
Author - Rachel Burke
"Creating decoupaged light shades started a little by accident a few years ago and has grown from there. Join me on this journey of random vintage discoveries, inspiration, and up-cycling with passion..."
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