I'm keeping things all together now - with my blog attached to my website. Please take a look:
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
I took a wonderful online course in collage recently run by Mati Rose. It was over five weeks and each week was themed. These are my pieces from the week called "Creatures". I absolutely love working with paint and collage and would happily do it all day long.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
These arrived in the post recently - samples from TeNeues of cards with my artwork that they produced as part of this summer's range. There are sixteen pink typewriter cards and envelopes in the box and the little gift cards have eight of each design. The dogs are trying to reassure an insecure cat and the bears are just standing around with balloons. The doggies are the same dogs on my banner above - they have been wandering along there for a couple of years so I'm delighted that they have a home to go to! TeNeues produce cards that have often caught my eye in the past so I'm thrilled to have my work chosen by them.
I loved doing the artwork for this project. I was even able to incorporated a couple of photos taken - one in 1986 when InterRailing around Europe and one in the summer of 2001 on a trip to the Italian Riviera. Makes lugging my heavy photo albums around from home to home feel justified! It was for an Italian textile company and I believe it is for swimwear.
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
This flower is a response to a project called "Blooms of Nigeria", initiated by artists Rebecca Bradley and Janna Morton to raise awareness of the kidnapping of the three hundred schoolgirls in Nigeria. Each female artist involved has been given one of the hundred and seventy currently publicly known names of the girls and we were asked to draw a flower and their name. You can look at the rest of the gorgeous flowers here (more are being added each day) and read more about the project.
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Last summer I drew four typewriters and wrote about them here. These two have been licensed to Madison Park Greetings and some samples came in the post recently. I'm always so happy when the colours are spot on and love the matching acid green and turquoise envelopes.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
This was a submission I did for the current issue of the beautiful Uppercase Magazine on the theme of "Little Notions" - a term I didn't know - for small sewing accessories. I liked how the words "little notions" also sounded to me like "little ideas" or "ideas of little children". Sometimes not having as wide a vocabulary as I'd like, can be useful as the misinterpretations can spark ideas!
Friday, 10 January 2014
My agents Lilla Rogers Studio will be at Printsource in New York next week showing the studio artists work to fabric buyers. I had a lot of fun in November and December producing new work to be shown.