Friday, 14 October 2011


Just For The Halibut BLOG has moved! we have a new venue/location/we have moved house etc etc and can be found...

yes yes!!! please book mark this new page.....and come and read with your morning coffee for the latest chats and stuff!

Thanks to Blogspot for your excellent work over the last year !
 x x x

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Facebook 'LIKE' initiative

Hi guys and girls..
in the name of social media flogging I am updating the Just For The Halibut Facebook Page for events photos and general chit click on the 'LIKE' button...tell your friends...


Monday, 12 September 2011

Thames Fun 2011

 Verdict: THAMES FESTIVAL 2011 was bloody good fun!

What an amazing location! Right at the base of Tower Bridge one of London's most iconic structures!

Thank you for all the people that came to see me, chatted and bought my wares. It was a fab weekend filled with boats, tourists, hot dogs and contending with the wind (challenging when you have screen prints on your table).

Artsmart- thank you too for all the opportunities and support you send my way!

 x x x

Wednesday, 7 September 2011


Greetings fans of art, craft and the ridiculous!

Just For The Halibut is delighted to announce our participation in the THAMES FESTIVAL 2011....happening this weekend!

Saturday10th& Sunday 11th 12-6pm, JFTH will be joined by other (brilliant) arts and craft stalls, food, entertainment, music and booze!
For more deets and actual website
obviously the its going to be massive and spreads from Waterloo all the way to Tower bridge....

Just For The Halibut is going to be located in ZONE 4, just over Tower bridge to the right on the north side of the is a little map, we are where the blue marker is...,-0.072463&spn=0.007733,0.022724&z=16&vpsrc=6

and this is the site map...we are located at POINT 10, ST KATHERINE'S PIER- black arrow!

 see you there! x x x

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Asian Inspiration

I thought I would just share with you a couple more photos I took in Vietnam and Thailand. It was such an amazing inspirational journey...there are too many photos to choose from. Here is just a snippet.....

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Vietnam and Thailand

 Greetings All!

I have been away from blogging land for such a long time..and here is why! I have been travelling!

This was my 1st experience in Asia ( I can tick it off the list now!) and it was spectacular! I have never been so surprised, challenged, out of my comfort zone, inspired, amused, gobsmacked in one trip.

Thank goodness I had a group of very special friends to share it with. So if you have yet to do 'Asia' I suggest you get on is my top 5 for your trip.
1) Carefully select the group to travel with! Anyone who claims they don't like noodles or rice is out immediately. People with good knowledge of card games in a bonus. Good bant, no mood swings v important.
2) Get yourself a guide won't pay any attention to the book until you are in the actual country then within seconds it will turn into your bible.
3)Take an amazballs camera with you. yes that really expensive one you bought that you are scared to damage. This is after, the reason you bought the bloody thing.
4) Say 'Yes'. So you are out of the hum drum of your normal life...time to experience you better start saying yes to things. NB this does not apply to snakes blood, ignore 'The Beach'.
5)Dress the part, embrace the filth and and go with the flow. If the locals stare, just stare back...this will land you in a 5 minute starring contest with a middle aged Vietnamese woman on a non air conditioned bus but will certainly pass a little time while your body attempts to survive in 42C heat! Your a local now! Do as they do!

 Print designers watch out.........IT IS INSPIRING! see below just a tiny snippet of great patterns I found! x x x x

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


 Artsmart based fun!
 Fake faced zebra cushion was a big crowd pleaser!
 Unveiling the new collage canvases! The birdy one sold! So off it goes to its new home!

Hello Y'all!

Artsmart was blimin' great! Sunshine, hoards of art looking people and a collection of 100 fab-u-lous stalls! Here are some pics for you to enjoy if you couldn't make it along! We had our screen prints, cushions, tees and canvases out and sending them out into the world couldn't be more fun!

The excellent combinations of stalls meant there was definitely something for everyone and it meant I had some shopping to do aswell!!

Thanks to everyone for the support! More pics to come about some gems I saw there!

 x x x

Thursday, 30 June 2011


ARRRRRRRH Artsmart only flipping starts tomorrow!

I for one am excited! The Just For The Halibut machine has been busy churning out new products and getting all ready for the biggest even in the calendar so far this year!

Its going to be a cracking event....espec if the weather holds out for us!

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now news!!!
Special Time Out Event 6pm-8pm on Friday.....we will be trading till 8pm so if you can't come till after work this is for you!
Saturday....Victoria line is closed due to planned engineering work (grr) but there is bus replacement services! also it isn't too far a walk from Vauxhall, just cross the don't let any of this stop you from coming!
for all your deets!

Come and say hello to me on the JFTH stall!

x x x x

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Marcel Dzama

This weekend I had the chance to do some touristy arty cultural fun in that there London town as my dear friend Megan was visiting.

We were drawn to the Tate Modern to view the Taryn Simon exhibition but it was the work of Marcel Dzama that captured my imagination. A canadian artist who lives and works in New York, Dzama has a delicate style drawing humans, animals and creating a world of his own hybrids. The dark edge and humour to his work draws the viewer in as the narrative is not always clear on initial inspection.

Watercolour and pen are his tools of choice with specific muted colour palette that runs throughout. His style initially appears naive and understated but veers away from this with a complex undertone and subplot. The viewer is constantly questioning 'what is happening in this picture?'
I feel quite inspired and my unleash my imagination with a pen and paper and see what hybrids I can create especially ones with little sweaters on!

x x x

Friday, 17 June 2011

The Correspondents!!!!!!

Place: Charity event in Cargo, Shoreditch, London, When: last night.

This band is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!

Last night I danced, bounced, bopped and got covered in glitter whilst watching this ingenious band The Correspondents! I was a 1st timer seeing them with my old timer friends who insisted we had to stay, miss the last train home so we could see them and man was it worth it!

They are Mr Bruce (front man with the moves) and Chucks (Dj decks man). The energy levels in the room soared as soon as they were on stage and just so amazballs to watch live! Catchy rhythmic tunes where dance meets swing. Mr Bruce's singing/beatboxing/energy over the top mixed in with samples from every decade. It was eclectic dubby dancey swing with piazz!! ( i should probably 'review' for a living?!) and finished off with a jungle book sample!

Check out the clip above for a just a taster of Mr Bruce's stage moves, travelator and presence!


Thursday, 16 June 2011

Thursday Thirsty Fursday

Happy Thursday y'all.

Whilst potting around the design studio today I began to compile a little list of what my Thursday was shaping up to look like and inevitably what my Fri/Sat/Sun will look like!

So far
Listening to.... bit stuck in a dub step dance/retro dance off with myself today
Dj Fresh Louder ( club mixes and what not)

Eating .....
Noodles, those packets of Noodle Soup from that there asia. The ones that openly admit in the ingredients to MSG.
Peyton and Bryne Dark Chocolate, and lots of Rooibos Tea.

Looking at.....
I stumbled across these gorgeous hand made bird mobiles while doing some research for a women's wear t-shirt placement.
Diesel Black dress with Feather print and spotty scarf in my hair.

Can't stay away from....!?

x x x x

Monday, 13 June 2011

MeAndTheMannequins: Inflated Hearts Video

MeAndTheMannequins: Inflated Hearts Video

This is very good! I am enjoying a little listen while I do some designing!

JFTH x x

The Countdown Begins!!!

Hello Fish Fans!

The countdown to Just For The Halibut involvement in ARTSMART has begun!

100 Arts and Crafts stalls, live music, food, talks and much more is happening July 1st and 2nd at Chelsea College of Art, nearest tube Pimlico- 10-6pm!

Its going to be the best way to cheer up those summer blues (where is the sunshine?) to get inspired and have a lovely day out with chums!

just to give you a little taster . . .

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Canvas featured on Etsy Treasury!

Hello all!

Check this out.. my latest canvas has been featured on the April showers brings May flowers treasury!

Here she is ...the one and only...
x x x

Monday, 23 May 2011

New products on Etsy!


Greetings all....exciting news in a Just For The Halibut capacity! New products on the Etsy Site! Click here for a goosey gander! I heart etsy a lot of the time as a platform for artists and craftsmen to sell their homemade is some of my wares!

This is one of the two black and white canvases I made...a floral explosion of fabric leaves, paper flowers, ink drawings and spray paint! Oodles of detail and time went into these and they are perfect for a contemporary living space!

Vintage Wallpaper Canvas. This is another labour of love. Using collaging I cut out florals from genuine wallpaper from 195o's. Combined with my own paper drawing and illustrations directly on the canvas. There is so much detail on the canvas and the longer you look the more you find.

Original Kevin the Crow Screen print. Hand printed here in London, I have only 4 of these left so they are pretty special. The hand drawn crow is printed on lovely thick Somerset Velvet paper, signed and dated!

Have a look, tell your friends x x x

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Bonnie Scotland

Rain, Haggis, Mountains called Bens, Iron Bru, Kilts, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I have had the most wonderful taste of Scotland. Arrrr WEEEEEE noooo, Ya weeee scottash Lassie.

During the visit this weekend I discovered the work of artist David Farrer. These paper mache constructed heads are his creation and are on display in Cameron House on the edge of Loch Lomand.

They are a fantastical light hearted approach to the traditional game stuffed and mounted. Much larger than you think, the sculptures are constructed from recycled materials. A wire frame gives the original shape and layers of paper mache (yes think back to those times when you were 5 and you made a terrific mess paper mache-ing of a saturday). He uses newspapers, magazines and images that often juxtapose (arty farty word) the creature itself. To give you an example, the Rames head is branded with Motorola. Up close the construction tells its own story.

Just to share with you a couple of our moody rainy Scotland pics.........
Loch Lomand itself.