Sunday, 16 December 2012
Thanks so much to everyone who made it along to this years Bust.
I met so many really lovely people, some of whom told me they've been buying my work for years. I really can't explain what a heart warming thing that is to hear, It makes all my hard work over the years worthwhile.
Here's wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a brilliant New Year. I'm off to put my feet up til then!
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
OMG!!!! This has got to be one of the most exciting parcels I have ever opened - all the way from Sweden, here we have my very first tray, and what better design to don it than my old faithful Nice biscuit.
Each tray is handmade from the finest Scandinavian birch wood. The trays have no joins as they are made from a single sheet of birch which provides a high quality finish and longevity of use. They are also dishwasher safe to boot! These words come straight from their lovely makers.I'll post some better photos taken in daylight soon (just as soon as I see some daylight!)The tray measures 27 x 20cm so you'll easily get two cups of tea on there along with a pack of your favourite biscuits!!
Grab yours in my Etsy shop Now!!
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Cold dark nights getting you down? Well here's something to warm your cockles - the wonderful Tinta have only two weeks left at their brilliant Pop Up space in N16 so why not pay them a visit and have a nice cup of mulled wine for your trouble. I hear there'll be mince pies too (if you're good) Oh and that's not forgetting loads of amazing and affordable art from the likes of Kate Hazell Ed Vere and Martyna Zoltaszek to name just a few of my faves.
Thank you so so much to everyone who made it along to Pexmas. The organisers and the customers alike were all so cheery, I had a great day!
If you didn't manage to make it, don't fret as i'm taking part in Bust Craftacular on Sunday the 16th.
I've a new and very special product which will be making it's debut so watch this space, will post images soon.
Thursday, 6 December 2012
I've just received delivery of a new colourway of my Russian doll tape - previous colours which have now all sold out include black, red & blue. I thought teal would be a nice addition and it just so happens to go well with my wrapping paper too.
If you simply can't live without having some then click here
Oh and big shout out to the wonderful Libby for her camera skills!!! x
Thursday, 29 November 2012
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Due to circumstances beyond my control I won't be at The Holly & Ivy Market tomorrow.
Sorry to anyone who was going to pop along and see me there.
Please do come along and say hello if you can make it along to either of the other two sales.
Oh and a word of warning - expect a queue at Bust as the wonderful Rob Ryan is back with a print grotto - get down there early!!
Monday, 5 November 2012
I can't believe that four years have passed since I first drew my Russian Doll 'It's What's Inside That Counts' design, and although it has been featured on tape I've only just got around to getting some wrapping paper printed.
Each sheet measures 700 x 500mm, weighs 90gsm and is printed in a very jolly red, using vegetable oil inks onto 100% recycled paper.
Grab yours now and remember this wrapping paper's not just for Christmas, it's suitable for use all year round! Boom Boom x
Friday, 2 November 2012
For those of you lucky enough to own an ipad, please check out Gathered the brand new weekly craft magazine created by the great Mollie Makes Issue 3 which is out today features an interview with yours truly!!!!
And as if that's not enough excitement you can get the first 5 issues free when you subscribe!
Friday, 26 October 2012
It's that time of the year again and i'm taking part in quite a few sales.
I always struggle to display my wares successfully so I decided to invest in this greetings card display. I've also been after a tabletop browser to show off my prints but not only are they really expensive they're ugly and boring so I have opted for old magazine racks found on ebay. I'll post some more photos soon - hard to get a good photo in these grey days.
Monday, 22 October 2012
I like a challenge as much as the next guy, so even though I don't have ANY technological knowledge i've decided to learn how to build my own website. So far it's proving to be a slow process, I keep reminding myself that slow and steady wins the race. Also, once i've learned how to do it that knowledge will remain with me all my days so I think it really will be a worthwhile venture.
Sunday, 21 October 2012
The idea behind it is pretty simple really - it's for couples saving up for something special, each time they spend a night in together they put money in the box, it's about spending time instead of money.
Saturday, 13 October 2012
The brilliant TAG Fine Arts were showing my work at the Multiplied art fair, but now that's old news, they're now exhibiting at the AAF Battersea from 25 – 28 October 2012 and as if that weren't enough you'll also find them at AAF Hampstead from 1 – 4 November 2012. They are also currently offering FREE SHIPPING so if art fairs scare the living daylight out of you, get buying online here
You can find out more about the shows and even catch a glimpse of one of my prints here
Monday, 8 October 2012
I travel quite a bit on my own and have to admit I get pretty lonesome at times - especially when traveling back from seeing my lovely nanny. I'm really very close to her so it's always incredibly hard to say goodbye.
I carry a notebook with me everywhere I go & this gives me the opportunity to take my mind off things by doing a little bit of drawing or jotting down ideas for new prints, this is what I drew on the flight back from N.I today.
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
The Wonderful Tinta are taking part in The East London Design Fair Pop-Up shop, geez that's a mouthful! Why don't you pop on down and get an eyeful!
Arch 2, Emigre Studios, 274 Ricmond Road, London Fields, E8 3QW open daily 11-6 (8 on Friday) September 19th - 23rd
Saturday, 15 September 2012
It seems i'm always looking for birthday cards and can never find one I feel is quite worth the money, so I decided to print my own and of course not wanting to make life easy I decided to make a two colour one.
I'm really enjoying drawing type at the moment and am beginning to feel the more I do it the better I get. Go figure!
It's not often that I feel totally happy with my drawings but in this instance I am - I really think the candle makes it.
I made a few extra so I can offer them via my Etsy shop which you can visit here.
P.S Big shout out to my best friend in the whole world who just so happens to be over on the other side of the world - she'll be celebrating her birthday on September 18th, I don't think i'll get a card over to you in time Jill, so here's a virtual one until I get the parcel packed up and over to you.
I love you dearly. xxx
Friday, 7 September 2012
Elphicks on Columbia Road E2 as they have some too. (Elphicks is only open on Saturday & Sundays)
Monday, 3 September 2012
Wrap is really lovely - it's printed onto un-coated stock which instantly makes it a joy to hold but it's also full of beautiful illustration, interviews, stories and you get free wrapping paper with every issue. As if that weren't enough I also received a free print and excellent customer service which made me feel really valued. I'm really enjoying dipping in and out of it, slowly learning a little bit about each featured illustrator, so a big THANK YOU to you Chris & Polly x
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Monday, 9 July 2012
Sunday, 8 July 2012
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Well, as usual i've been lying low on the blog front, I suppose I haven't had a lot to say for myself, until now that is! Here's a sneak peek of something i've been working on for a little while. I'll be releasing a few new bits and bobs along with tried and tested old favourites this Sunday 24th June when I'll be proudly joining the Lovely Merchants upstairs at The Victoria Pub, 2 Mornington Terrace, London, NW1 7RR. We'll be there from 12-5.30
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Laqa & Co letting me know that The D & AD have just announced this years winners and the packaging project that I am very proud to be a part of has won a book award! Huge congratulations to everyone involved!! Oh and while i'm on the subject of the wonderful Laqa, not satisfied with producing brilliant ways of getting colour on yer talons, they've now got lips covered too, so i'll be posting a blog about my new artwork for their brilliantly named 'fat lip' pens soon.
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Well, my epic eggventure has ended, it was a tough old journey and lots of hard work (along with tears at times) but i'm pleased to say it was all worth it as my egg sold for £2,300 - you can have a look at the lots which are still available to buy here .
This money along with all the other humungous sums from the sales of the other eggs & various merchandise will go to help two amazing charities - Elephant Family & Action for Children.
I'd like to send out a huge thanks to everyone involved in this incredible project, everyone I have met along the way has oozed enthusiasm, dedication & diligence, none of this would have happened without all their thousands of hours of grafting.
I feel deeply honoured that I was invited to be a part of it.
Pictured above is one of my favourite photos of my egg, if you have any of you standing beside it or if you know anyone that has please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org as i'd really love to see them.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Friday, 9 March 2012
The Elephant Family have supplied selected artists with ostrich eggs so they can replicate their giant eggs. They're being sold at the pop up shop in Selfridges alongside mugs and lots of other merchandise produced to help support the Big Egg Hunt.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Well, here it is... over 25,000 little sticky dots, three coats of varnish and a heck of a lot of woman hours later my egg is finally complete.
Not long now til the official launch date - such exciting times and I really still can't believe I was chosen! Please do pop along to the to the The Big Egg Hunt . for more information on the event and to see who else is taking part, there are some seriously big names! I will post some better pics of my egg soon.