Archive for ‘Illustration’

March 20, 2012

Love This: Nature girl and Nature boy

I am in love with these gorgeous prints by Lizzie Stuart;

Nature Girl

Nature Boy

Fitting for our new adventure, such a shame we wont have any walls to hang them on for a while, still firmly on the wishlist though. Available from her Etsy shop, along with lots more illustrated goodness.

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February 8, 2012

Love This: Eleni Kalorkoti

Today I am in need of some mid-week escapism and have found myself dreaming of far-flung worlds, the perfect sort of day to discover these wonderful  illustrations by Eleni Kalorkoti, I especially love Franny and Zooey, one of my favorite books that I have been meaning to re-read…

Campfire

Franny and Zooey

Girl with Tiger

Running away from home

Fox

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December 18, 2011

Lionheart Launch

Last Sunday the mighty Lionheart magazine was launched into the world, and what a wonderous day it was. After months of waiting I was finally able to see the fruits of Helen Martin’s labour. It was everything I imagined and more; elegant simplicity gracing the thick matte pages, beautiful illustrations, photography and design, talented people, truly interesting features, poetic words, it is a treasure and I can’t recommend it enough, visit the Lionheart website to buy your copy online.

The party was so much fun and I met some brilliant people as well as enjoying time with old friends, highlights included; delicious pizza’s made by my Husband Will, the best cakes ever from the lovely Kimberlee of  The Homemade Mama, a lampshade demonstration by Ruth of  Quincy lampshades, A live illustration (of me!) by the very talented and lovely Gemma Milly and an epic craft session that was loved by all.

The perfect venue – 40 Alfred Place, Bristol

The beautiful front cover; Illustration by Gemma Milly, typography by Holly Giblin

Roar

Happy customer: Lauren

Photographer extraudinaire : Stella Mason

Chef extraudinaire: Will

Happy crafters

Gemma modelling her mans craft triumph; a lavender moustache!

Live Illustration by Gemma Milly (photo- c/o Stella Mason)

I’m honoured to have contributed (I also did the page titled ‘Treasure’)

November 9, 2011

Le Chat

I came across this wonderful wallpaper today and it reminded me that I need more cats on my walls:

It is by illustrator/ screen printer Eliza Fricker of Baines and Fricker

Cat in a cup by Amy Blackwell, available from Etsy

Le Chat print by Mini and Maximus available here

I love this image I found on Design Sponge from Vynsie Law’s home, the wallpaper is Graham and Brown and the cat print is by Enjoi.

Luna.

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August 17, 2011

Mail art love from an Annarack

I received a gem in the post this week from Anna Searle, an Illustrator from Newcastle, I have been admiring her illustrations via her blog for a while, intricate geometric scapes in beautiful colours are right up my street. She has also just opened an Etsy shop selling vintage treasures which is definitely worth a visit.

It was the envelope that just kept giving, I felt like I’d found treasure, it contained mountains of  art and ephemera created and collected just for me;

A beautiful original drawing of a compass that I love and cant wait to frame

A delicate handmade paper box with geometric design that opens to reveal a teeny dragonfly; so precious

Some vintage Snow White stamps that are just adorable

A small handmade scroll reading my favorite word

A bag a textile goodies; SO many pretty ribbons, swatches, buttons and some paper cuttings of vintage adverts

These are my favorite buttons, I would like to make a piece of jewelry out of them.

(Thank You Anna for your peachy piece of mail joy, I hope you can be patient for my reply, as I’m taking a break from mail art for a month or two to organise my shop!)

July 3, 2011

Dreamer

I have been dreaming about this camera for some time, it is my favorite colour and just beautiful.

June 28, 2011

I built this nest

A new Illustration I finished today inspired by the instinct we have to nest, collect things and decorate our homes.

June 7, 2011

The FABerge project

Here is the faberge egg illustration I did for Anna Jane Searle’s FABerge project, it is based on the Russian ‘Peter the great faberge egg 1903’. I really enjoyed drawing it and the theme was a great idea for a project, if you would like to get involved then see here for more details (the closing date is 01/07/11).

I also recommend a visit to Anna’s wonderful blog Annarack , I love her beautiful illustrations, especially the alphabetized animals.

May 24, 2011

Two owls and a pussycat

Some drawings I have been working on recently:

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May 12, 2011

Doilie design

I love the intricacy of doilies and lace, and I love drawing intricate things, here is an illustration I did that I’m going to turn into a textile design. I just cant wait to get into the screen printing studio next month. BIG things are gonna happen!