Saturday, 16 April 2011

No teabags

Saturday morning, no teabags!!! I nearly had a hissy fit in the kitchen on my own, but thought it would be rather embarrassing if my housemate was to walk in, to see me waving the empty tea tin in the air and stomping up and down on the foot stool. So I made a green tea and have decided to write a blogpost to redeem whatever may be left of this not so sunny morning in Brighton.

There are a few things I would like to share today; two commissions and a lovely trip home to Pallant House Gallery with my mummy to see the Robin and Lucien Day Exhibition.

Commission uno.

I offered my services to the Brightwest (Twestival) this year by producing two prints for the raffle. Twestival happens all over the world. It's a single day where cities and local communities rally together with the aid of social media to raise money and awareness for local non -profitable charites within their city, what a great thing to do, huh? Brightwest was raising money for Crewclub, a organisation providing opportunites and a safe place for young people. So on Thursday the 24th of March lots of tweeters joined forces at the smugglers loft and enjoyed a brilliant pirate themed night to raise money and awareness for Crewclub, I unfortunately could not make it in the end but I hear it was a roaring success with many a sore head the next day. So here are the two prints that were raffled off......... A closer look at helter skelter head. Commission dos
Last month I was asked to do a little commission for someone's birthday. The ladies birthday who it was apparently adores Daschunds and that of course ended up being the subject of the drawing. I just LOVE drawing animals so for me this was such an enjoyable commission to do. I haven't yet heard whether she liked him or not, but I do hope she did because it was tough sending him off. Here he is.... Now I just want to share a few images from my visit to the Robin and Lucien Day exhibition. It was just too exciting seeing all her beautiful work up close, I wanted every piece of furniture in my room re-upholstered with her fabrics. Here are a few of my favourites.

Aren't they gorgeous, the last one is infact a teatowel, I could never use it as a teatowel especially as ours get so filthy and gross it would ruin it completely!

So that is it for now, I have lots of little exciting bits on at the moment and will let you know all about them in the not so distant future.


Saturday, 26 March 2011

Some Bits and Bobs

I have not updated me blog station since January, naughty Libby!

The sun is shining on Brighton today, I am typing this on my new laptop and we are going to have a picnic shortly, yes it's all so bloomin lovely.

But enough of that lets see some pictures.

Below is a print I made for my little niece Ada. Giraffe's, strawberries, diamonds and cakes.......all a girl should ever need.

Another print I did for Miss. Mabel, my other niece. She has not seen this yet because it got lost in the post! Very annoying. It will be printed again and up on her wall very soon.

Well that was a quick little snippet, I have more exciting news to share and pictures to show but I shall do that later because the sunshine is calling.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Happy New Year Chums!

A Happy New Year to one and all, lets hope that 2011 shows 2010 what for!

Well the festive season is fast approaching the end, I am back to work tomorrow, bright eyed and bushy tailed......

I wanted to share a few things with you to start the blogging year off. I embarked on my twitter journey last year, a little apprehensively I have to admit but it really turned out to be a great platform for meeting creative and like minded people. The lovely Danielleyc of the creative Twitter massive had the brilliant idea of arranging a secret Santa for Christmas.

I was very lucky enough to recieve a beautiful handmade package from the very talented illustrating seamstress Alicia Rose. Wrapped up in a dressmaking pattern were the below Christmas pressies. An intricately sewn lavender bag (that I couldn't stop sniffing) and two lovely embroidered cards. I strongly recommend that you take a look at Alicia Rose's work, it's stunning. Thankyou very much Alicia!

The recipient of my handmade gift was the very talented illustrator,Kayleigh Bluck. I was very happy with the reaction to the print I sent, she gave me a lovely mention on her blog and I can not wait to see it framed. You can see the print below!

I am very happy with it and I'm itching to get creating in 2011, there are already a lot of exciting little projects and ideas on the horizon.

I will make sure I share them all on here but for now it's goodbye, till next time.


Monday, 22 November 2010

The big cat and the small cat

Hello there!

Just a very quick post tonight. I have spent far too long on this laptop and my lap is getting seriously warm.

I recently did a few animal drawings, for some lovely people on twitter as part of a giveaway.
Here are just two of them, the other two will follow shortly.
I drew this ginger moggy for @cowbiscuits, a lush lass from the southwest, with a great fashion blog. She gave this to her mum.

My second big cat was for the lionman of Brighton @joecoyne from Fat Sand Productions

Right then, I'm off, bed is calling out to me.

Sweet dreams.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Happy Birthday Stanley Bill

It is one of my many nephews birthday. This is the card I made for Stanley Bill, he is 4 today.

Beautiful Things


I thought I would open up my blog a bit so it isn't just my work but it's also things I love and interesting/pretty things I find.

To start I would like to show you some of the nice vintage china, furniture and embroidery that I have been given and that I have found in charity shops.

A beautiful Royal Worcester coffee jug (I think) from Oxfam in Brighton

My fantastic boudoir chair given to me by my Mother from Marigold in Chichester

(it has pink tassle fringing on the bottom!)

Lastly my lovely embroidered peacock from St.Wilfreds Hospice in Chichester

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Russian Fish Lady

Whats that smell?? It's the russian fish lady.

I drew her for a wallpaper design originally, I had a little play with her this evening and came up with this simple image.

Hope you like her.

I love russian dolls, I recently purchased a set which look like the seven dwarfs from Snow White, a rare find in Oxfam, Brighton.