I'm going to be here all of next week (except for saturday when I'll be at the Crafty Fox fair in Peckham)....please come along if you're in the area - It's a good chance to buy great things away from the crowds of the Bath Christmas Market
Monday, 25 November 2013
The Smithson Gallery has popped up again in it's usual spot in Bristol's Cabots Circus - (that's the third floor inbetween Costa & Starbucks - so plently of coffee opportunities if you pay a visit) ...
I spent the friday before it opened drawing animals on the back wall - et voila!
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
The other day I did a 12 hour print marathon...I printed, 2 different size notebooks (10 of each) and different dog screenprints on paper and 160 christmas cards (4 different designs) PHEW!
Actually writing that, it doesn't seem that much but it definitely felt epic!
If I do say so myself (and I do) I was really pleased with the sketchbooks - they'll be in my etsy shop in the next few days, along with a few other new things...all ready for christmas...and also they'll be at the following:
Widcombe Christmas fair Saturday 23rd Nov
Made in Bristol fair, Colston Hall saturday 30th Nov
Frome Supermarket - Sunday 1st Dec
Bishop's Palace Christmas Fair, Wells Thurs 5th Dec (3pm-9pm)
Crafty Fox, Peckham Bussey Building Saturday 14th Dec
(I have a feeling I'll be doing a lot more printing over the next few weeks)
Monday, 4 November 2013
In typical me style I've entered the Ohh Deer "Pillow Fight" cushion competition right at the last minute....which means these cushions are available to buy for a mere £24.95 but only until the 11th November - BUY BUY BUY.....please!!http://ohhdeer.com/competitions/pillow-fight-round-ii/9491/show-us-your-dogs
Sunday, 29 September 2013
This weekend was filled with the printing of the slightly mentioned cute kitten calendar and the emotional rollercoaster that is screenprinting - I've just about recovered (watching the Great British Bake Off is bringing my heart rate down).
Heres the layer by layer printing process in picture format
layer 1 - gold (of course)
layer 2 - light grey
layer 3 - blue/grey
layer 4 - very bright pink
layer 5 - and the final black layer brings all the kittens together...it's slightly bonkers of me to have made such an elaborate calendar but it will be making it's debut next saturday at the Crafty Fox market at the Dogstar pub in Brixton
the 2014 cat is my favourite - it has a cute chin!
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
I probably should have mentioned this before the new edition came out but blog neglect took over...anyway I was recently in Crafty Magazine with my craft fair tips, funny considering how totally panicked I usually feel on the evening before every craft fair I've ever done!
While I'm on the subject I should mention that I"ll be at the Crafty Fox fair at the Dogstar in Brixton on 5th Oct along with Alice Shieldshttp://www.alice-shields.co.uk& Gill Flury http://gillflury.co.uk (the southwest are taking over London!) I should have printed some new things by then including a cute kitten calendar
Saturday, 21 September 2013
last weekend was Top Drawer where my mugs & tea towels etc were on the New House Textiles stand. I drew on the walls and we stuck lots of stuff up with very bright pink tape.
The week bought more excitement as I had a "research" trip to London with the lovely Alice Shields http://www.alice-shields.co.uk .We went to the Southbank to a talk by Oliver Jeffers - which was brilliant, funny and inspiring - I've since bought some new pencils!
Between coffee & cake stops we also found ourselves loving EVERYTHING in the pop up Donna Wilson shop and making some new woolley friends