Friday, 2 September 2011

Emily at The Handmade Shop

When my sister isn't being a little cooking machine of wonderment. She is making amazing hair adornments. Bowbands have been the official favourite accessory to the much loved Get Cutie boutique in Brighton for some time now and I am excited to report that the Handmade Shop in Kemptown is the latest outlet to sell Emily's wonderful creations. The Handmade Shop sells a wide range of lovingly handmade items. Here is their blog and please go and visit them to see Emily's bows!





Dorset Holiday.

I went to Dorset for a camping holiday! It was bloody lovely.It rained. It shone. I petted cats, dogs, pot bellied pigs and horses. I ate my body weight in cream teas. I sat in little teashops and wrote postcards to my nearest and dearest. I looked for fossils on the beach. I drank cider. Dorset is beautiful and a bit funny. I want to go back soon.












LMNOP

I'm so excited. LMNOP is a creative design studio and gallery and shop in Brighton. The shop is a little treasure chest of illustrated wares. They really strive to stock a wide range of zines, books, comics, prints, cards and handmade accessories made by artists and illustrators. I'm really proud to be able to help them out by doing work experience with them. LMNOP is right up my creative little street and I'll be tweeting, blogging and helping them source new exciting products for the shop and online store on their new website.
 

Goodbye London. Hello Brighton.

I will miss you London. But I've been homesick. I've missed the sea. And Sussex. And my family and friends. And the choice of cider and vegetarian food. And going for walks on late summer sundays with my boyfriend and picking tiny apples off trees, you know the usual stuff. 

Degree Show

We finally had our muchly anticipated degree show at Westminster. We put up our drawings, our loved ones turned up, we drank, we laughed and we felt elated and most importantly relieved. The lovely Amelia Gregory said some lovely things about my work here.




Monday, 27 June 2011

Race for Life

I'm doing a fun run this sunday in Brighton to help raise money for Cancer Research, it's obviously a really important charity and I would love to be able to reach my target so please donate as much as you can!
Illustration by Adam Hancher

Friday, 6 May 2011

Le grand cirque

Deadline on monday so I'm feeling a bit frayed around the edges!
Looking forward to submitting work and having a few days enjoying the sun and seeing loved ones i've neglected in the past few weeks.
Here are two of my images from LE GRAND CIRQUE poster collection. 
Only a month to go to the end of university show.
Zut Alors!

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Monday, 4 April 2011

Happy Mummy day!

My mum got a journal from Lazy Oaf, a bottle of mead and a homemade card!

Shopholic blog.

The lovely people at Shopaholic on Become.co.uk have put me on their blog roll in their lifestyle and hobbies section. Have a sneaky peek here, they have a lot of interesting and fun blog links.

Woozy @ The Outsiders Gallery

I don't care about my face
This exhibtion is only running til 9th April- please go see it now. Woozy is an artist from Greece, his art is beautiful, so colourful and abstract. This is the Outsiders gallery website here.





Car boot sale season begins!

It is getting warmer! And you know what that means...Copious blog posts about car boot sale random buys-yay!
On Mother's day yesterday, I dutifully went around a car boot sale in chichester with my lovely mum and found Jimmy Corrigan by Chris Ware which has been on my reading list for years now and a couple of little zines. One is french published and is beautifully lurid, I think this is the website for the collective responsible here.
The other is The Rash by Danny Noble who is an illustrator who I think went to Westminster University too and I just discovered used to be in a Brighton based band I used to love called Ska Gal. Small world! Visit Danny Noble's website here.

March Photographs Part 2



White Bleeding Hearts at Chichester
Hove
Kenwood House
Magpie at Hampstead Heath
Thorpe Park!

The Joys of Spring @Outline Editions

Shuffling around soho in need of a bit of inspiration? Outline Editions on Berwick Street current exhibition is spring inspired and there are some gorgeous prints on sale at the moment.
Below are a few of my favourite pickings but there are loads of artists exhibiting so I would strongly recommend a visit if you are passing by!

Beyond the Valley
Noma Bar
Klaus Haapaniemi
Patrick Thomas

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Postcards ready to print!

All my circus postcards are ready to print. Yay.
On unrelated news. I really fancy a chocolate brownie.
Just thought I would put it out there...

Friday, 18 March 2011

Happy Friday Everyone!

To celebrate in style, I illustrated another book and made lemon cupcakes! Yom.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Frank Chimero Inspiration

Frank Chimero is one of my all time favourite illustrators/graphic designers.
I stumbled across this image (The Saddest Story ever told) a while ago and have been meaning to try painting on recycled hard back books for a while because I think it looks so cute, a ready made canvas!

I finished off three today, all inspired by my current obsession of old circuses.
A strongest man, fortune teller and diver all in gouache paint on recycled hard back books found in my local charity shop!



Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Carrie Reichardt @ Inkd

Feeling a little saturated from the media surrounding the upcoming royal wedding already? Carrie Reichardt's politically charged exhibition Mad In England is a anarchic collection of satirical and strange ceramics and prints. It's definitely worth a visit if you are in Brighton.
It runs until the 10th April, visit the Inkd website here.