Monday, 15 August 2011
Monday, 18 July 2011
Firstly I was blown away by these beautiful illustrations by the lindstrom effect. I'm not quite sure how they get this effect, i think it might be water colour first then they drop the white line drawing on top digitally? But I honestly don't know. I want both of their bird prints in my house right now! They are such a reasonable price too.
I was also in awe of some of Robbie Porter's work. I wish I could use a computer as well as he obviously can! These are two of my favourites from his website....www.robbieporter.co.uk
This is an amazing screen print by Verity Keniger, it has 34 layers! I am so jealous of her amazing talent and screen printing abilities! see more of her work here...www.veritykeniger.co.uk
Monday, 30 May 2011
Have a look at these amazing webcams on the Springwatch website. Following buzzard, oystercatcher, redstarts and heron. The photo above is of a common redstart nest. It is a beautifully coloured bird and I just found out that it's eggs are this amazing colour blue. So pretty!
If you live in Edinburgh, you may have heard of this little gem in Portobello. But I just discovered it a few weeks ago. A lovely wee space filled with quirky gifts, vintage finds and up-cycled furniture. I went in to show the lovely owner Roseanne some of my work and was happy to find that she loves birds too! At the moment she is selling a few of my cards and gift tags and hopefully more of my work soon. Urban Igloo are also in the middle of opening up their basement to stock more of their fabulous furniture. Click on the link to find out how to get there.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Friday, 8 April 2011
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Work for BCTF is coming along. Can't believe there's less than a week to go! There's still so much to do. I've been busy recently organizing my cushions and finding somewhere I could get them made. The lovely Gill Sinclair from Sinclairs in Edinburgh made my first batch of them to take to the fair with me and I'm really happy with the results. Thanks Gill!
Sunday, 13 March 2011
I've finally been able to start screen printing my calico for my cushions, having been delayed by a water leak in my studio! The printing process at home in such a small space is stressful to say the least, but I think I'm getting the hang of it so the next batch will be better. I'm printing on calico with permaset aqua textile ink and the cushions are being stuffed and stitched together with various patterned backing fabrics.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
I've been making gift tags for the fair. These were made by combining 18th century illustrations by Thomas Bewick with modern graphic fonts. They have a to: and from: on the back as well. I'm really happy with them but don't know what to price them at. Is 50p too cheap or too expensive? I dunno!
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
These are photos of two greeting cards I made recently. The top card is done with a custom rubber stamp of my wren drawing. I had the stamp made at english stamp company. The bottom card is my drawing of a scops owl, I also printed an address box on the front of the envelope.
Friday, 25 February 2011
Thursday, 24 February 2011
So much work still to do for the trade fair in April! It's quite overwhelming. My favourite things to draw at the minute are owls. I also watched the film Legend of the Guardians and really enjoyed it! So I am quite obsessed with them. The barn owl at the top and the long eared owl above will both be screen printed onto canvas bags and made into prints too.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
This is The Maisonette in Glasgow. Its owned by the two ladies who are Made In The Shade. I've never been out of fear I would empty my bank account! I love shop layouts like this when they use vintage furniture, there's so much to look at. It's exactly what my shop would be like if I had one! Once I've made a few more products, I'd love to get in touch with Carrie and Clare who run the whole thing. Made In The Shade also do a weekly indie market called Supermercado at The Barras Centre in Glasgow, every saturday I think. If you want to find out more about them, click the link above xx
I will never get bored of a mustache on a stick!
Can't believe how long it's been since I last posted something! This is probably not a good start to a new year! I'm now working towards the British Craft Trade Fair in April. Scary stuff! I will be posting work in progress and photos of stall and as usual a lot of pretty things to look at....