Author: karuski

Lucia Joyce 

I have very much enjoyed my latest forays in the early twentieth century looking at amazing women who made a huge impact on contemporary and modern dance – see my previous posts on Helen Tamiris and Aida Overton Walker.  It’s made me want to find out more […]

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Tara and Ed’s wedding portrait

Tara asked me to create this portrait for her wedding – so I felt very privileged to get access to all their outfits before the big day, and got to see the bride before her groom!! The drawing was used as a cake topper, but […]

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Aida Overton Walker 

   Continuing with the series on obscure leading ladies of dance, I give you Aida Overton Walker. Aida starting in vaudeville and was a huge hit in the US at the start of the 1900s. She went on to successfully transition to more serious dramatic […]

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Helen Tamiris by Man Ray (and me!)

   I went on a papercutting workshop recently – something I’ve been meaning to explore for quite some time. We worked on a couple of things on the day, but for me not an original piece of artwork. So this is my first proper karuski […]

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Bowie Ashes to Ashes 

   Just can’t get enough Bowie!  The ambition is now to make a series of famous Bowie incarnations… Yes it’s been done, but I just can’t resist!!  Liked pairing this with this high shine silver paper – made me think of the statics on the […]

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More Bowie love – Kansai Yamamoto suit

   Our entire home is still living and breathing David Bowie. Space oddity is Rudy’s favourite song to fall asleep too, with a few minor lyric amends (ground control to Major Tongue, you’ve really made the grapes), my daughter will not slumber without Life on […]

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Family diorama 

   I’ve been a little obsessed with dioramas since I first discovered their official existence through the ever mind-boggling creative geyser that a good old Pinterest session can bring. What is it? It’s basically a 3D ish picture in a box. I’ve been meaning to […]

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Time table tree

So by now, I think it’s pretty clear that I like trees. A lot. Turns out that my daughter, who is 7, is going through full on time table ‘fun’ at school at the moment. it made me think that time tables tend to be […]

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