Saturday, 23 May 2009

Wedding day print

Yesterday I went to a dear friends wedding. She has beautiful red hair and this print above I customised for her. She was actually wearing a silk lime green dress and shocking pink accessories on the day, so my colour palette was quite fitting for her! This print is one of a series that I'm working on at the moment, to sell in my etsy shop.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Kitchen ceramics

This beauty is an oven dish by Meakin. I love the delicate linear quality contrasting the simple bold design.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Knitted cuties

My lovely cousin is often sending me useful things in the post that she knows I will recycle and re-use, like yarns and fabrics. The latest arrival to my joy, was this book: 'Have you any wool' by Jan Messent. It's fab and will be used for inspiration for my next lot of knitted cuties. 'Mr Owl' recently sold from my etsy shop , and 'knitted kitty' went to a little girl for a birthday pressie, so I need to re-stock. Thank you Angela!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Polly Dunbar the writer and illustrator, gave a talk about her work for the Brighton festival last week. I found her totally inspiring and eloquent. I've always wanted to illustrate children's books, but so far my only published illustrations were for an anthropological study of hill tribe people. Polly draws her ideas in a sketch book, scans them into the computer to tidy them up and then re prints them onto water colour paper to finish off. Her work has a wonderful spontenaety and charm about it....and a great sense of humour.

My new boy

Its puppy love!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Pup Pip

We finally got a puppy from the RSPCA! Pip is a lurcher terrier cross and is very beautiful ...but hard work, and I'm cleaning up mess lots of times a day! Still, he seems to inspire me and gives me plenty of breaks from the computer. Lovely boyXX

Monday, 11 May 2009

Pirate Barney

I appliqued some scrap denim and made some textured wording in photoshop to iron on to this little t-shirt for a special three year olds birthday last weekend. Not sure if it will pass the test of time ...but he was pleased with it so that's what counts!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Paper cut inspiration

I'm designing Christmas cards at the moment to go to the NewYork Surtex show. Here's a peek inside a beautiful book of vintage paper cuts which is really inspiring me.