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www.rhiannonconnelly.com becomes Starrybluesky
I have finally completed the shift from www.rhiannonconnelly.com to Starrybluesky. Why the change you ask ? I have long used Starrrybluesky as a business name, back from when I first started on Etsy. Now that I am no longer trading on that platform I decided to carry the name over to my main site. The long and the short of it is - it just feels right ! I hope it doesn't cause any confusion.
My idea for this website is to show a collection of different ways to add a bit of colour to your home or self. My starting point for everything I do is colour, but it is not the only factor. Shape and texture and function also get a look in. Everything here will either be one off original pieces or products that are produced in small batches.
A little bit of a bio ... and how I got to this point. Otherwise known as "reinvention" a few times over !
I'm a Scottish designer living in a small coastal town on the outskirts of Edinburgh. ( You'll see the iconic Forth Bridges pop up regularly in my images.)
As a textile designer years ago, working in hand painted silk, I made scarves and ties for the likes of Jenners in Edinburgh and Liberty of London. It was a wonderful experience at the time and the thrill of seeing someone wearing my work never faded. Especially as I was lucky enough that a few television personalities regularly wore my colourful ties.
In the intervening period I worked as a professional photographer latterly specialising in a style of image making using the SX70 Polaroid camera, a technique that allows for the creation of a dreamlike image, halfway between a painting and a photograph. The cushion range and the wearable art all feature this technique.
Seven years ago, after attending an artist's retreat, the spark to paint returned . I now work from a studio at the top of my steep garden, looking out over the water of the Firth of Forth. The constantly changing light and the activity of the boats, the flowers growing in the garden and the sound of the birds in the treetops provide the backdrop to the daily rhythm of creating.
I'm now creating a growing range of products using my own designs printed onto fabric and made up into products for you or your home. After a lot of trial and error I have found a manufacturing route that meets my rather exacting standards. So I've edited my range back down to basics and from there I will build back up . The next products will be a range of cushions and an expanded paper collection. If you would like to be kept informed then signing up for my studio newsletter is the best way.
You can use the form at the top of the site to subscribe - giving you a "wee peek" into the behind the scenes studio happenings , as well as any subscriber only offers and a new freebie download with each issue. I hope you'll join me !
You can also contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org