Sunday, 31 October 2010

It has always been a real pleasure to work with the lovely Lucas & Hayley of Keep Calm . So i'm really happy to announce that we're furthering our relationship with a new Tea Towel
I received this gorgeous sample the other day and am hoping that the real thing will be ready in time for Christmas. They're made from lovely soft 100% organic cotton.
Ok it's not magic so it won't do your dishes for you, but I do hope that the message will cheer you up!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

I recently did a little illustration for a new magazine that's coming out soon.
Will give you more details as soon as I have them.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

I told you there'd be exciting stuff and I really wasn't lying!!! There's a new company called LAQA & CO that have just launched an amazing nail polish pen. They've used the artwork of up and coming designers & artists to adorn their boxes which I think is a great idea especially as I was one of the lucky ones chosen.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

I've been drawing all day today but it's been slow going! All these little bits and pieces are going to form the basis for a new screenprint I intend to do. I was so horrified by the floods in Pakistan that whenever I do finally get round to producing this print all the money I make from selling it will be donated to the British Red Cross.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Well, I promised you excitement and you can't get much better than screenprinting!
As you can see from my phone photos all you need is a bit of muscle, some concentration and a handsome assistant!

Monday, 30 August 2010

I'm so very sorry there haven't been any new posts for a very long time, i'm pretty certain that i've heard myself saying these very words before and to be completely honest I feel pretty pathetic but I just haven't been coping this summer.

It's a really busy time of year - attending weddings, 30th birthdays, visiting family and other various commitments have left me with very little time to myself. It seems whatever time I do have ends up being spent sleeping or washing clothes, doing housework and other not so glamorous tasks! I really am in awe of those of you out there that seem to stay on top of everything so effortlessly!

One thing I have been doing is adapting one of my designs for an exciting new nail polish that's coming out soon. So I should be able to brighten the blog up with some nice photos. There's also a few other things in the pipeline that i'm pretty excited about so please do hang on in there! More soon. x

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Spotted in Amsterdam

A good friend of mine was in Amsterdam not so long ago, while there she spotted my
"He Who Cares Wins" prints in the window of a little gallery called "Friends of Art"
If you fancy getting your mitts on one of these, please visit the lovely people at Keep Calm the red ones have now sold out but they still have some available in Blue.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

I'm currently working on improving some of my previous pieces, so here's a little sneek peek.

Friday, 2 April 2010

If you squint very carefully, you may be able to see that my "It's What's Inside That Counts" screenprints have been getting a little bit of press recently.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Spring has sprung

For some people, more specifically certain ladies I know, Spring is here when the tights come off and they start airing their legs in preparation for golden brown summer legs. For me however Spring has arrived when I can finally hang my clothes outside!!! I love the smell of bed linen that has had a few hours of blustery wind travel through it.
I also love the re-appropriation of common everyday objects, this is one of the many reasons why I admire and am inspired by - Michael Marriott's work the guy is a living legend!!
So here is my brilliant mum's contribution to this topic - a potato masher clothes line prop type thing which means I can raise my clothes even closer to the clouds. Maybe it's because she's Irish or maybe it's just because she's a genius!

Saturday, 20 March 2010

After reading the lovely comments left on my last post I realised how lucky I am to live in a house with lots of mantlepieces. Like many other things in my life this is something that I have been taking for granted. I do love my mantlepieces and it's just as well I have them because I have copious amounts of little things that need a comfortable and safe resting place. This mantlepiece is in our spare bedroom which is also my little studio, it's at the top of our house and home to everything I bring into our house.
The majority of the things I collect are greeted by my boyfriend with the following phrase "What the hell is that?" or "Not more shit!?"
I hope that he doesn't actually think that these little things I treasure are worthless because they're important to me, even if I'm not entirely sure why.
I've always for as long as I can remember had little collections of things, I don't regard myself as a materialistic person at all, but I do like surrounding myself with stuff I like, these things comfort me in a way so I've decided to share them with you.