August 2011

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Sometimes, when you are struggling for creative ideas, it takes a mindless session, messing around in Photoshop, to help oil the brain cells. I have spent today doing just that. Using just my wacom tablet, and lots of layers and textures, I came up with three little narrative and decorative images. Top to bottom: Autumn Leaves, Blizzard, and Navigator. 
It’s been an incredibly useful exercise, as I now have an idea for my 2012 calendar, which I had been struggling with. It would be great to know your thoughts.
Hope you have all had a great Bank Holiday weekend!
*UPDATE*
I had no internet most of Bank Holiday Monday evening, so I did another digital painting. This one is called Formation Fishing. 
I also got excited today with the launch of a new digital pen by Wacom, called the Inkling. It could really shake up the way illustrators and designers work. It’s definitely on my shopping list!

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Yesterday, I managed to upload the first set of A6 notebooks. 
They are printed on to acid free white card stock, with stapled plain pain paper. The A6 ones are a really neat little size, perfect for your notes and scribbles. I will also be adding A5 versions of the same designs, so if you are wanting a bigger size, hold out for those. 
You can see them in the shop HERE.
Also, for those that don’t know, I do now have a newsletter. The first one went out on Tuesday, but you can still sign up, and you will receive a discount voucher in the next newsletter. 
Sign up HERE.

These just arrived in the post! 30 wonderfully screen printed tote bags, on 100% cotton bags, printed by the team at Get a Grip. It’s up in the shop now, for £8. Click HERE to shop.



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Well, I can happily announce that my fabric has arrived from Spoonflower, ready and waiting to be made into pretty fantastic cushion covers! It is a linen-cotton canvas and the colours are really vivid. I hope to make up a couple over the next week, ready for Crafty Fox at the Dogstar, on the 1st. I will be taking pre-orders there too 😀 Otherwise please be patient, because there will be lots of new things on the shop very shortly. 
You can see from the other pictures above, all of my 8×11 prints ready for the upcoming craft fairs, and my collection of new postcards, which compliment the fabric nicely! 
Have a lovely weekend, and if you live anywhere near Hammersmith, London, come and see me at Hammersmith Library between 11-4!

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S, I thought I would give you all an update on what i have been working on lately. I have a summer fair coming up at my local library (Hammersmith Library, London, 11-4) on the 21st August, and will also be at the Crafty Fox Night Market on the 1st September, 6-10. It was important to me that I had some new items on show, and have been busy beavering away ordering this and that, and making things. To give you a treat the images above are some things for you to look forward to. Clockwise from top left: New floral fabric for my first cushion cover, detail of new illustration to be available as a print and postcard, detail of design for my new screen printed tote bag, and lastly, a pile of my new notebooks all printed with my patterns on! Also, I am currently working on christmas cards, and my very first 2012 calender, which will be in the form of a poster. 
If you can make it to any of my upcoming events, it would be great to see you there. Have a great rest of the week!