February 2011

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You can grab the original drawing of my new Grey Wolf in my Etsy shop now. Just Β£30 plus p&p. I really hope you like him. I greatly enjoyed drawing all the fur, and watching his proud personality grow on the paper. Click HERE to be taken to the shop.

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At the beginning of the week I read a tweet by @amyjpeg (aka Amy Blackwell) announcing the arrival of her first book in her shop. I love Amy’s work, and have done for a long time, so was immediately intrigued and clicked over to have a look. 
Basically, I couldn’t resist it, and today ‘A Pocketful of Black Cats’ turned up at my house. It is truly wonderful, with the most beautiful little black and white drawings inside, and so professionally made. I also, got some lovely postcards too, which will be hung up when I find a new hanging system for my postcard collection. Anyway, thank you Amy, for the book. I will treasure it πŸ˜€

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Early in January the wonderful Alicia Rose from iamAliciaRose, organised a Secret Valentines event. Participants were given addresses to send off a selection of goodies in time for February 14th. 
I received a corker of a selection from Harriet Gray, whom I follow avidly on Twitter, and whose work I greatly admire. I received a handmade notebook, a card with a beautiful bird drawing on it, a sticker, and some amazing handmade fabric hearts which now hang above my desk. They fit my colour scheme in room perfectly. There was also a selection of chocolate coins, but I ate those soon after opening :S

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These were found in my Research folder, which I don’t look at often enough. Sometimes the most amazing things catch my eye. 
Unfortunately I don’t know who many of the artists are, but many of the images were found via ffffound.com I can tell you that the bottom left hand corner image is a Rosseau πŸ˜€ 

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Issue 2 of Burst Magazine came out online yesterday! Burst is a new platform to promote and support emerging creative’s. 
My feather heart design was used as the front cover, which is officially my first front cover of anything, so that was nice! 
There is also a little feature on page 7! You can download the issue for free HERE