October 13, 2013
Finally got my catalogue in the post, thought it was never going to get here!
I’ve already done a post on the work I entered for this competition but the exhibition for it has kicked off now and I thought it warranted another post. I’m so pleased with how the wok turned out in the catalogue…I’m in a catalogue! 😲Oh my days, I’m such a dweeb!
Anyway, If you’re in Sheffield at all, the exhibition is on right now until 30th November at Bank Street Arts. For more info or if you’re interested in purchasing one of the catalogues head over to the website here.
Absolutely fantastic collection of work from all the artists that contributed, go check it out, you wont be sorry.
Also, let me know what you thought of the work either by commenting here or drop me an email.
Hope your all well. x
December 2, 2013
Haven’t been about on here for a while, been busy with the craft fairs and trying to motivate myself to do some new and interesting work – which is actually really quite difficult!
I entered this doodle into a colouring book competition…it did not make the final cut!All the PG things I drew never turned out right, so then I went a bit risqué. I love this doodle even if it didnt get chosen, I knew it wouldn’t but I was still glad I entered it.
In other news I have some wrapping paper being printed and it should be here within the week. I’m really looking forward to showing it to you all.
Hope you’re all well.
November 5, 2013
Hope you’re all having a fantastic bonfire night, I had a lovely time sitting in a car park to view someone else’s fireworks…i’m far too cheap to pay to actually go in somewhere.
I’ve set up a new Facebook page for myself, thought it was probably about time I got somewhat professional. Hope you will all pop over there for a snoop and to like the page.
Also, you have until the 11th November to buy one of my limited edition cushions that I have entered into the Ohh Deer pillow fight competition. Here are my designs that I have entered: French Cat, Fancy and Bum
Cheers lovelies! x
November 3, 2013
Does anyone know where I could get good quality but relatively low cost wrapping paper printed in the U.K please? I’ve looked at all sorts of web sites and its starting to give me a headache!!
Would really appreciate it if you could recommend somewhere please.
October 29, 2013
Its my niece’s birthday in a couple of days so I thought I would make her a special crown for her party…it’ll probably be in shreds by the end of the night if the younger niece gets her hands on it! I’ve really enjoyed doing this, i go through various periods where I hate doing cut outs and nothing turns out how i’d like but I was fairly relaxed when I sat down to do this and didn’t heap a mound of pressure on myself for it.
I’ve been listening to the Reith Lectures recently which the artist Grayson Perry has been giving. I always get rather apprehensive about listening to artists giving lectures about art as you always come out of it feeling rather inferior. Grayson Perry has a very down to earth way about him and doesn’t use a load of arty vocabulary where you spend more time concentrating on translating rather than just appreciating what is being said. I highly recommend you have a listen if you think its something you might be interested in – Reith Lectures with Grayson Perry
Also, the Ohh Deer Pillow Fight competition is still open. You have little under a week to get your limited edition cushions. You can find my designs here 1,2,3
Right then, done! x
October 28, 2013
I ordered myself one of my Ohh Deer Pillow Fight entries. It was the hairy suspenders that won out for myself. It just turned up. I really wanted my dad to pose with it so it looked as if he was wearing suspenders but he wasn’t having any of it! If you fancy one of my designs then you can find the links in the post below. Hope you’re all well. X
October 18, 2013
Ohh Deer have an amazing competition on the go right now where they are looking for a new member of the collective. I thought i’d enter just because you have to give these things a go don’t you? There’s a fabulous array of work there and I strongly encourage you to have a look at all the offerings. Having said that, if you fancy one of the cushions above there is a link under each one where you can buy them for a limited time only. I believe they are priced at roughly £25. I think my favourite one (of my own!) is the suspenders illustrations. But the cats bum does hold a special place in my heart as it is a tribute to my late pet cat Tubbs, who occasionally went by the name of Barbara (there was some confusion as to his gender for a while!).
Here are the links for each item in shop: Cat Bum, Suspenders, French Cat
Anyway, hope you will take the time to have a look. Enjoy!
September 29, 2013
I’ve just added two Christmas card designs to my BigCartel shop, I hope you will hop on over there to have a nose. I am hoping to add some wrapping paper and some other designs in the next month or so. Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. x
September 3, 2013
I did this doodle a couple of weeks ago, I’m always looking out for open call exhibitions, competitions or something similar to take part in and came across the fantastic The Scribble Project run by Lisa Currie.
I’d been working on stuff to put on the stall for a while and felt like I needed a break away from that. I wanted to do something for myself for a change. So I found this blog where you could download and print off your own scribble sheet. The scribble sheet is Lisa’s own scribble/template which you can draw over, incorporate, pretty much whatever. I sent this into her and she said that she would be more that happy to feature it on the website. She’s away for a couple of months but hopefully she wont forget about me! 😟
I absolutely adore the work of Charlotte Mann. I was lucky enough to be able to get to interview her for my dissertation and she was a wealth of information. Sometimes, I over think things/ideas but I was looking at her work and I just though “go for it” so I did persevere and I’m quite happy with it. I tend to lose concentration if Im drawing something for a long time but I really enjoyed working on this. Its daunting when you know that something is going to be detailed but this was a joy.