Friday, October 28, 2011

Artist Trading Cards

I'd never heard of these until recently but I've participated in a swap with a fabulous bunch of inspirational artists recently

The theme was flying and here are my three for the swap - I can't wait to get mine back in the post :-) 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

IF - Fuel

Illustration Friday time again - last minute... again. This weeks theme is fuel.

 I automatically think trees and this is my fav pic of a tree - this is quite large and hangs over our fire place. It's an oldie but a definite favorite in our house. 

Its roots are full of love - and it's from all this I think we get our fuel to grow. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Angels - who can have enough?

I love angels, I love their beauty, their grace, their power. I love that their are non-denominational, non discriminatory, non judgmental. 

I've worked with the angel motif for years, picking it up and dropping it - I've always come back to it and always feel comfortable and at home with it. 

So this is one of my latest - I've been calling her Catherine.

I think I'm in love.

More to come! :-) 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

We've all gone Duck and OWL mad! :-)

It feels like I've been away for ages, not posting anything on here, buried under mountains of wadding, thread, felt and printed fabrics 

There is an end to the fabric mountain, it's slowly showing itself allowing me to breath again and savour a moment of quiet satisfaction. It's a satisfaction in beginning to get a handle on all that's been happening -  new mama, new business, new home, new life really - it's beginning to find it's natural rhythm. It feels great! 

So here's a few of my new products

These are so cute in real life with digitally printed fabric designed by moi, there are my babies!! Available for girls and boys they are weighted and stuffed they stand on their own, 
They are also quite large - owls 25 cm and ducks 35cm. I've never made stuffed dolls like this before so it was certainty a learning curve but great fun and so nice to see them in all their glory! 

I've also been playing with prints of my paintings - I think these are turning out really great, affordable and adorable - check this one out in it's funky frame! 
I'll be selling these either with or without the frame at Country Living Fair and also at our open studio.. love love love these :-) 

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

My View today

My studio today! 

After what seems like an age product is finally beginning to come together. Today I've been mainly putting together these super dooper cute original art pins - each is hand painted and embellished with sequins for some added omphh :-) 

Each is it's own character - we've got arty farty, fashionista, funny guy, flyer, dreamer and more. Can't wait to get them packaged and proper shots taken. I think you'll be as smitten as I am with them! 

I've also gotten some of my door stop doll /  art doll  collection ready to go. I've got so many more designs I want to play with. 

I love the way the digital prints turned out and can't wait to get proper pics taken. Herself very kindly gave me her room to take some pics in and the play door stop didn't make it back out - it just looked too darn cute in there. 

Girl duck and owls to follow... three sizes too - you should see the cuteness of the tinsy small ones. ;-) 

Monday, October 10, 2011

BEst Laid Plans

I was talking about picking blackberries, making pies, getting into the autumn spirit, chilling in front of the fire, drinking hot whiskey, planning the garden for spring, crafting christmas presents, making halloween costumes etc. So many plans! So many good intentions.  

Myself and herself had a lovely walk, picked loads of blackberries, ate even more, had stained fingers and mouths, came home, washed them and was ready to go 

Then things got busy, herself got some new teeth and we got no sleep, deadlines took precedent over relaxing.  I found our little bag yesterday - the blackberries had gone moldy

Today I learned... you can't do it all 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Brave Girls Club

Huge thanks to The Brave Girls Club who featured my little birdie in their daily e-mails
- chuffed I am :-)

I love their daily truths and urge to sign up if you haven't already - a truly beautiful way to start your day. 

In other news, my eyes are almost crossed from all the time I've been spending on the computer doing up new fabric designs - they're totally fabulous and can't wait to get them printed and made into beautiful dolls and soft toys :-) I am looking forward to getting back to some old school painting tomorrow though - there's just nothing like it. 

My exhibition is nearly over - Thanks so much to all who made it in to see it and thank you for all your fab comments and well wishes. It's such a great feeling to get your work out of the studio and into a public space for all to enjoy. Thank you! xx