Friday, 30 September 2022

FOUND PHOTO

I do love a 'found photo'!

By that I mean, when you're scrabbling through all sorts of bits and pieces at vintage fairs and boot fairs, suddenly a gorgeous or unusual old photograph pops up.


I'm always drawn to old photos, as not only do I love them, but I usually actually do something with them.

I scan them and add them to my of vintage-inspired digital collages.


One such photograph I found recently was this amazing and intriguing portrait of a woman.


 

From the hairstyle and clothes it looks to be Edwardian, but could possibly be older, edging back into the 1890s.

She looks like she had bags of personality, and a little artistic, or possibly she was an actress.

You always wonder what happened to these people, and what fate had in store for them.

The only clue on the photo, is that the photographer's name was (I think), O. David, who had studios in Glasgow & Edinburgh.

We shall never know who she was, but at least her picture has been saved.

Monday, 12 September 2022

TINY ARTPIX UPDATE!!

Epic fail on keeping my Blogs going recently, but to be honest I've been having a little break from social media etc.

As I've been busy over the Summer doing markets, restoring and upcycling furniture, and on the ceaseless quest to find new stock, I haven't really had the appetite to sit down and do it, apart from daily Instagram posts.

Now it isn't so hot, I've got back on my computer though, and have started on a few new Retro Football collages.


 

After those I'll try and work on a few vintage digital collages, and may even resurrect my digital magazine ARTPIX.


 

On a more radical note, I'm tentatively thinking of having a complete revamp of the whole ArtPix empire!!!!

By that I mean renaming it, and building up a proper online shop, and having a company name that actually makes sense!!!!

When I started in 2010, I was only selling my own digital collage designs and photographs, so the name ArtPix fitted nicely.

Nowadays I almost exclusively sell vintage and antique items at fairs, so people often look baffled as to why I'm called Matt ArtPix!!!

Changing it would make, for want of a better word, the 'brand' (yuk, what a terrible word), more understandable and appropriate.

Watch this space!!!


Until then though, I'll be doing my monthly markets at the brilliant Bridport and Langport, so find me there and keep on checking Facebook Marketplace for a variety vintage items for sale!

Friday, 12 August 2022

BUSY WEEKEND!!


Got a Double-header this weekend!

 
Tomorrow I'll be at Langport Vintage Market, and on Sunday I'll be doing the Giant Shepton Flea!!!

 
Try and get down to one of them if you find yourself wandering around Somerset!!

 
See you there!!

 

 

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

BRILLO PADS!

Check out this fantastic 1950s original Brillo Soap Pads box...

 


It even has some has some of the original pads in the box!!


I just love the 50s design and styling as well.
 




Much better than today's boring and cluttered packaging designs.

Always keep it simple!!


If you fancy this item, then lucky you, as its for sale!!

Selling it on Facebook Marketplace, or you can contact me directly.


Happy Shopping!!


Thursday, 7 July 2022

LANGPORT VINTAGE MARKET


This Saturday I'll be back at the Langport Vintage Market in Somerset.

 

Will be a very exciting day, as not only are there fantastic vintage stalls, but classic cars and the town is having its annual Art Day!

 

So come along for a brilliant day out! 



Friday, 1 July 2022

WORD PLAY IN EXETER


Tomorrow will be something a little different for me, as I'll be helping out Carya Gish of Arcane Publishing at a fantastic event in Exeter!

 

We'll be at Word Play, which is a children's event, that includes workshops and storytelling, plus some stalls.

Which is where Carya Gish will have a huge selection of amazing vintage and new children's books.


Come along if you can!!



Saturday, 25 June 2022

BRIDPORT VINTAGE MARKET

On Sunday 26th June I'll be at the BRIDPORT VINTAGE MARKET in Dorset!!!

 

I've got a great selection of small furniture, plus some brilliant vintage deckchairs!

 

So come along for some vintage fun!

 

See you there!!