This month I would like to introduce my ‘City Farm Chick’ printed scarf which is the fifth scarf from my new collection ‘My London’. This long scarf, printed on wool cashmere, comes in two colour stories and is a perfect example of how everyday life and activities feeds into my work. I have mentioned this before but if you are new to my journal you may want to know that every month this year I will introduce a new print from the ‘My London’ collection. Each journal entry will let you in on the story behind my prints and how the artwork came to life.
On a visit to one of London’s city farms my son was offered to have a closer look at one of the chickens. This particular chick had other plans and with a very rock and roll city chick attitude it nipped my son on the finger. We nick named the offender ‘Keith Richards’ as its appearance and attitude was more rock and roll than most chickens we have ever encountered before. The rough and ready style this chicken was painted and penned in was a direct reaction to this incident. The scale of this print could never have been small or ditsy. It had to be large to match the personality of its source of inspiration, Keith ‘The Chicken’ Richards.
Over the past three years I have had the pleasure of discovering how many amazing activities there are to see and do in London whilst hanging with my boy before he starts school. This particular print ‘City Farm Chick’ was inspired by the above and numerous other visits to both Vauxhall
city farm. We love them both dearly.
Fancy a closer look at the City Farm Chick print scarf? If you prefer the grey version take a look here or if duck-egg is more you. You can find it here.
Posted on October 18th, 2016