Friday, 27 August 2010

whooopppeeee!!

i have been really busy with my pharmacy day job during this month, and even had to go in on my day off today BUT i had to post to let you know I have had one of my original ink illustrations accepted for this Open Exhibition!!! I'm feeling very smiley!!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

i'm thinking....

possibly gift wrap... or cards... or would this work as a print?? ideas please as it just seems like i am churnng out theses designs and i haven't a clue how or what to do with them.... need some direction... quick.
PS you get a better idea of the colours if you click on the picture

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

sucre et lait


just a week bit of photoshop and playing around with colour pallettes. i like this one but think it may look better in more warm, earthy tones...... well, i'll prob not be posting very regularly over the next three weeks, i'm gonna miss it, but the gal's gotta earn some money!!

Monday, 9 August 2010

more ideas




blimey, a few days ago I was wondering whether I would come up with any new ideas for my kitchen work, and as the days are passing i'm finding it hard to get all my ideas down. i'm exploring a 'vintage' kitchen theme and have been doing some preliminary research in my sketchbook this morning. I'm very conscious of the time factor now, as this is my last day off from work until the end of August as I'm covering holidays and am busy every weekend so today is the last full day I can spend on my work until September. I'll probably do the odd evening but I'm feeling slightly panicked that if I get accepted into the Christmas Fair i've applied for I won't have anything to sell. I need to spend the rest of the day OFF the internet and get some new prints designed, my screen designs finalised and then make tea and have an early night!! Ok, I'm going... switching computer off.... bye for now.....

Sunday, 8 August 2010

weekend work



this is a new idea which may be getting made into a screen for some screen printing onto tea towels in the very near future. I'm also going to work on abother big old kitchen cupboard full of herbs, spices, sugar, flour, etc. Do you think this would sell as a teatowel??


finished


and this is the finished article, it has a bit of a french twist, after my recent holiday in France.... ok, i'm off for the Sunday afternoon matinee, location... my lounge!!

Friday, 6 August 2010

process






This is what I was up to yesterday, and I thought I'd show you a work in progress, from my initial sketchbook pages at the top to the (nearly) finished article. I'm working on some new kitchen inspired work for a Christmas Exhibition I'm taking part in from Nov til Jan at Rufford Country Park and I'm hoping to put together a collection of work that people might want to buy for their kitchen walls!! This one will also be making it into a series of limited edition prints too. I'm quite excited about it, and have loads more ideas, so watch this space for more....

Shop Handmade Featured Designer


I've been lucky enough to be features on the Shop Handmade website as the Featured Designer. You can have a look at the website here and read the interview here. You might also want to have browse around this lovely site as there are 1500 or so UK designers and makers and links to their shops.
Thankyou so much Belinda for the feature.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

immersed in kitchenalia

i'm having a fab day just sketching out some new ideas and shapes, and loving the feel of pens and paper. It seems like ages since I have actually done any drawing and I'd forgotten just how good it feels! This afternoon I'm getting my paints out and going to have a bash at some painting again, and prep some ideas for some new prints for kitchens.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

rosie lee

I think I showed you this picture ages ago when it was in it's baby stages and I finished it off last night as i was at a bit of a loose end. Hopefully there will be a lot more where this has come from as I'm concentrating on my ink illustrations and drawing for a while now and want to get a collection of quirky kitchen pics together that I can maybe take to show potential new stockists. I have three days this week and next to work purely in the studio so hopefully I will have lots of new work to show you. And I hope to visit my August 'to-do' list on Thursday and kick it's butt into oblivion!! We are having a much-needed weekend at home so i'll be spending plenty of time in the kitchen and garden, lots of inspiration very close at hand.... prepare to be astounded!!! (haha, lol, am i just setting myself up for huge disappointment now I've said that??)