Saturday, 16 April 2011
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.
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
Monday, 3 January 2011
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.