little cabins

Love this beautiful Little Bud vase house from Etsy store 2of2. Brother and Sister Dan and Mer Dundin creates decorative architectural structures from precision cut birch wood.

The simple, rustic house shape reminded me so much of my limited edition "Mountain Cabin" silkscreen print.

2of2 was was opened in honor of their late mother, Patty, who taught them that "the wonder of childhood can stay with you in life if you let your imagination pave the way." 

I love that.

December 16, 2013

NEW silkscreen print "Lake Boathouse"

Hey guys, I've got a brand new limited edition silkscreen of only 50 prints called "Lake Boathouse".

Printed by hand in my West London studio, this four colour print was so much fun to do. I love how the colours came out - it really makes you think of kayaking on crystal clear waters along tree-lined shores. I can smell the fresh air! There is something distinctly Scandinavian about this print.

"Lake Boathouse" is available HERE in the Mengsel Shop.

Please scroll down to see images of the making process of this limited edition print.

Colours mixed and ready to go.

Lining up the little red kayaks

Red layer being pulled. Aaah, fresh ink.

Red layer done.  Now it just needs to dry before the last green layer.

Making sure the green tree layer is perfectly in line before pulling the ink.

Pulling the green ink through the fine mesh screen onto paper.

Drying between layers.

Easter Weekend Giveaway at Mengsel!

Hey folks, it's giveaway time here at Mengsel. You can win an original hand pulled "SWANS" silkscreen print. A3 size, limited edition of 50, signed and dated - and worth £40.

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below on which colour option you like and why and you have a chance to be a winner! The giveaway is open to all countries.

Colour options are: 
1) emerald and mint
2) bright red and hot pink
3) ultramarine and sky 

Entries close on Tuesday 10 April at 12pm GMT. Happy Easter everybody. Hope you have a great bank holiday weekend. Let's hope the weather is not too bad!

The "Swans" print is also available online in the Mengsel Shop.

red red red

Brand new crimson red version of Mengsel's "Bigger Boat" cushion now available in the Mengsel Shop! Only a few of these made, so if you want one, you better be quick. Limited stock available. Why not get a set of turquoise green and crimson? I still love the nautical trend!

SHOP HERE for the "Bigger Boat" cushion in crimson.

November 03, 2011

in case you missed it last time...

... my limited edition beach towels made exclusively for One Kings Lane are available in their online shop until Thursday 30 June 2011 only. So be quick if you want to get your hands on a couple of these perfect beach items for Summer. This time around another sweet little canvas tote with my "Whale" print was added to the one off event on the wonderful One Kings Lane site. Better get them while you can! Go here to register at One Kings Lane and shop. (You have to be a member to view items)

More info at this previous blog post: 

reversible "Whale" beach towel

reversible "Bigger Boat" beach towel
"Whale" canvas beach tote

"Whale" canvas beach tote


mengsel in the press: good homes magazine

So happy to find out that my "Tiny Towers" silkscreen print in bright orange and fuchsia pink is in the July issue of gorgeous UK interiors magazine, Good Homes. Really love the styling of this bright and cheerful children's room.

The Tiny Towers silkscreen print is also available in a bright blue and lime green colour combination is available from the Mengsel shop.

London Affordable Art Fair 21-24 October 2010

I'm pleased to let you know that Mengsel's original silkscreen prints will be for sale at the London Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park from Thursday 21 October until Sunday 24 October. A wide selection of Mengsel silkscreen prints will be available to purchase framed or unframed and will be exhibited with Hackney based gallery Be sure to check out their stand at the fair. This is a great opportunity for Londoners to see my print work from up close.

When Will Ramsay founded the fair in 1999 his aim was to make contemporary art accessible to everyone, and to show you don’t need to be an art expert or a millionaire to enjoy and buy art. Ten years on The Affordable Art Fair is the leading showcase in the UK for contemporary art under £3,000 having welcomed over 430,000 visitors who have bought £73 million of art.
Battersea Evolution
Battersea Park
SW11 4NJ

More information about the London Affordable Art Fair's opening times and tickets at their website.

"Robots in love" silkscreen print in Delft Blue by Mengsel

Colour of the day: Monday Blues

It is barely 12 o'clock here in London and I'm already having a Blue Monday of epic proportions. Made me think about one of my favourite colours a lot today, which is inspired by the blue Dutch tiles of Delft, Holland. In my Afrikaans culture, coming from Dutch ancestry, most of our grandparents had these blue tiles and ceramics in their homes. It really conjures up the romantic, mysterious era of 17th century Holland, when the Dutch came to South Africa to colonise the Cape. I love this colour so much that I used it for my Delft Blue Retro Roosters tea towel (available in my Etsy shop) and I find great inspiration from the images on the ceramics.

Retro Roosters tea towel in Delft Blue by Mengsel