March 20, 2012
I am in love with these gorgeous prints by Lizzie Stuart;
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.
February 8, 2012
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…
Franny and Zooey
Girl with Tiger
Running away from home
shop and blog
December 18, 2011
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
Happy customer: Lauren
Photographer extraudinaire : Stella Mason
Chef extraudinaire: Will
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
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.
August 17, 2011
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
I have been dreaming about this camera for some time, it is my favorite colour and just beautiful.
June 28, 2011
A new Illustration I finished today inspired by the instinct we have to nest, collect things and decorate our homes.
June 7, 2011
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
Some drawings I have been working on recently:
May 12, 2011
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!