I was recently introduced to the world of Bonbi Forest, an exquisite website which showcases the artwork and designs of Lee May Foster-Wilson. Today I’m going to show you a couple of her pieces that I absolutely adore!
City Lights Locket
I’ll be the first to admit that I have a complete weakness for lockets, the idea that I can hide an image inside my jewellery holds endless appeal and consequently I own quite a few!
Lee May’s City Lights Locket is beyond beautiful. For a start the image adorning the front of the locket is nothing short of magical, perfectly capturing the twilight beauty that a city scape can exude. I found the catch on the locket a little difficult to open the first time but once I did I found two decent recesses inside the locket to house pictures. It’s worth noting that this locket has no framing abilities and you will need to secure your images against the metal.
I chose the silver plated option although the locket and chain are also available in a gold tone. Above the locket hangs two sparkly Swarovski crystals and even the clasp holds a gold star and acrylic tag.
The locket is truly gorgeous and priced at £19 I think it would make a thoughtful and reasonably priced gift. Not to mention the fact that the locket comes wrapped in an organza bag inside an ingenious origami packet, I actually made ‘ooh aww’ noises when I opened the parcel and that was just for the packaging!
Masquerade Postcard Book
This is one of the most delightful collaborations of female artists that I have seen in a while. The 2013 ‘Girls Who Draw’ postcard book is a collection of 24 cards on the theme ‘Masquerade’ by 12 female illustrators, designers and artists.
Each artist has interpreted this theme in their own unique way but they’re all a visual treat which is sure to delight any recipient. I was trying to decide if I had a favourite image but they are all so wonderful I really struggled. This amazing print from Sandra Dieckmann immediately captured my heart with its whimsical interpretation so beautifully executed. Far from treating these postcards as correspondence aids I think they’d look great mounted in a frame and hung on the wall.
Other artists include Alys Paterson, Aurora Cacciapuoti, Beth Morrison, Helen Entwisle, Karoline Rerrie, Kate Sutton, Kristyna Baczynski, Lee May Foster-Wilson, Ruth Gree, Sandra Dieckmann, Arah Lippett and Yee Ting Kuit.
For more information on Girls Who Draw and the Masquerade book here pop over to http://masqueradepostcardbook.blogspot.co.uk
To see more of Lee May Foster-Wilson’s fabulous designs visit Bombi Forest Online