George and Arthur surfing men with beards
My illustrations are inspired by my family’s wooden board surfing heritage. My grandparents (Arthur Roy and Olive Augusta) both grew up in Perranporth in Cornwall, and my grandmother’s family started surfing and making wooden boards after the First World War. I remember my great Uncle (also called Arthur) taking his wooden belly board down to the beach at Perranporth when he was well into his 70s! His son told me recently that Uncle Arthur had made his own Malibu surf board in the 1950s.
George is my new guy, he is modern vintage Cornish. He wears his hair in a quiff and sports a magnificent beard. A dapper kind of chap, he loves living by the sea, and when he’s not in it he is doing something creative like whittling a wooden spoon or cooking fresh mackerel on an open fire on the dunes, watching the sunset.
Mustard Yellow Fennel & Sparrow lampshade 20cm
Mustard Yellow lamp shade, yellow and grey is made by hand and to order. The fabric is also printed to order. There will be a shipping time of two weeks to reflect this.
In my old house I had a large Fennel bush in the garden, and sparrows used to perch on the frondy branches to pick off the insects attracted by the aniseed scented yellow flowers.
Olive Augusta Surf Girl print
Best seller Olive Augusta is one of my designs from my Vintage Surf set of illustrations. This print would make the ideal gift for someone who loves the water, whether it is swimming in the sea, or ponds, or lidos, or surfing with traditional wooden boards. Belly boarders love this print, and I’m often told that they had a hat like this flowery swim hat, or that they still have their wooden boards in the garage that they learnt to surf with.
My grandmother was called Olive Augusta, and although I don’t have a photo of her in a flowery swim hat, I like to think that she would have protected her perfectly coiffed hair in something very beautiful and rubbery against the salty seawater!
St Piran’s Pebbles art print from Cornwall
St Piran’s Pebbles art print. My original copyrighted illustration was inspired by the quartz veined pebbles from Fistral Beach in Newquay. The pebbles remind me of the black and white cross on St Piran’s flag. St Piran is the patron saint of tin miners in Cornwall.
Surf Seaside lampshade 30cm
Blue Surfer lampshade is made by hand and to order, so please expect a 2 week delivery time.
Please specify whether you would like the shade to be fitted for Lamp or for Pendant (hanging from the ceiling).
30 cm diameter (11.811in)
21 cm height (8.26in)
The interior lining is white finish.
The fabric has been printed in the UK with my original surf and swimmer design, and is totally unique.
Tamblyn Girls print
The Tamblyn Girls is a design from my Vintage Surf set of illustrations and is inspired by wooden bellyboard surfing. A couple of surf girls splashing into the water with their wooden belly boards.
This print is a perfect gift for someone who loves the sea, and who loves to surf with wooden belly boards. Do you remember learning to surf with a wooden board when you were growing up? Do you still have a wooden board in your garage?
Teal Lily Blue lamp shade 30cm
Lily on teal lampshade is made by hand and to order, and the fabric is printed to order, so please expect a 2 week delivery time. My design is printed in the UK, and then I make up each lampshade to order, taking time to make sure that each one is special for my customers.
Teasel Blue lamp shade 30cm
Teasel Lampshade Blue Lampshade with Teasel motif. This lampshade is Hand made and to order, the fabric is also printed to order. The shipping time is two weeks accordingly.
Walking down a small track towards Polly Joke Beach near Crantock in Cornwall, there is a cluster of teasel bushes that stand proud against the skyline. These teasel heads are beautiful on a cold crisp autumn morning, and I have tried to evoke their natural beauty through a few simple strokes.
Warm Your Cockles lavender hand warmers
Warm Your Cockles lavender hand warmers have been printed onto cotton with my dog cockles illustration, hand-sewn and filled with lavender and grain.
My Dog Cockles motif has been printed onto 100% natural cotton, cut out, hand sewn and filled with lavender and grain. Pop into the microwave for a few seconds, then pop into your pockets for warm fragrant hands. A perfect stocking filler for chilly seasonal weather.
Wild Flower Seed Packet
Wild Flower seed packet. The seed was harvested from a wonderful field in Somerset. One of my friend’s father is a farmer and this summer he grew the most amazing field of wild flowers, poppies, cornflowers and marigolds.
The seeds are presented in a compostable bag made from corn and potato starch, and the card band is recycle-able.
Seed Packet size: 68mm x 92mm
I’ve called it “You’re going to reap, just what you sow”, because I was humming Lou Reed’s Perfect Day as I illustrated the wild flowers to decorate the packet. And because I do believe that if you sprinkle a bit of kindness around you will get a lovely return.
These make the perfect stocking filler that won’t cost the earth.
copyright Alison Bick 2019