Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Knitting, breathing

I've had a couple of days off to recover from what felt like an insanely busy print making week and I've also started a new knitting project. The thirst for knitting proved unbearable so I figured what the heck, do it. Unfortunately, for example, food shopping when hungry is a bad idea because you come home with a hefty receipt and a mountain of edibles, the same goes for wool shopping. I spent 21 pounds (I know!) on wool. It's beautiful wool. So that justifies it for me... plus it's giving me something new to do.

The prints have just been flowing, which in itself is difficult for me because I'm so insanely indecisive. I would just throw everything out there if I could but I know deep down I would regret some things.

Don't worry the limited edition prints I spoke of before are still on their way... I'm just taking a breather :)

Also, just noticed the blog celebrates it's first birthday next month which is quite a nice feeling. I may do something in tribute.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Large print NUMBER 1!

Well today is officially the Spring equinox. First word being SPRING Hurrah! What better way to celebrate than with a LARGE bird themed print!

Almost in the shops. Meet the family! Lots of lovely new bird themed designs. Page measures 13" x 19" and is printed on archival watercolour paper. There's room around the edge for framing. Print costs 24 GBP and 36 USD and will come signed and in a tube.

Thursday, 19 March 2009


A little sneak peek at what's on it's way. :) I have a day off today so I'm off to get coffee and sandwiches and cake in town and go to the library (maybe) to take back a book I'm disagreeing with. This is just a short note and fingers crossed I'll have something more exciting to say in the next few days :) Enjoy your Thursday

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

A home in the branches

A new print in the shops :) (I printed the above on a slightly smaller page so the one you receive will be on a slightly larger page measuring 11.5" x 8 - just under A4) Nice, bright and colourful and just in time for what appears to be spring!

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Spring is on the doorstep

On my way from the post office to the shops I saw this and it made me happy to think spring is nearly here and summer is well on it's way. It better be a good one at that!

ps/ This isn't my house... sigh

Saturday, 14 March 2009

One of those days

Hello, I'm having an exhausting day at work so in between the yucky bits I'm browsing Ikea's online catalogue (because that's just the sort of thing you do in this situation). It feels like ages since I've had a trip to Ikea and as I can see the place as many new lovely treasures. Unfortunately I've done my spending this month so all I can do is admire. I'm happy with that for now. I have no need for a mirror or a candle in a nice cup. The wrapping paper always comes in handy but isn't in high demand at the minute. The blanket I really want BUT it's not sensible for me to own a light coloured anything :( One cup of tea later and it would be ruined... sigh... If only tea was like those magic markers for fabric that vanishes after a few minutes or so... hey now theres an idea...

Looking back at the few items I've been admiring today has made me realise how little my house 'style' makes sense... does that make sense? Everything's so mishmash. I like it, but I have to admit I'm starting to wonder if it will ever even out. It's either plain or insane... or somewhere in the middle...

I've got some plans for some limited edition prints coming up. I won't say more on the subject because I don't want to disappoint ;) But it has been on the cards for a while and I'm looking forward to sharing what I have in mind.

Right, back to the rewind bench...

Monday, 9 March 2009

The Swan

Just playing but I liked the outcome I thought I would share it :)

Friday, 6 March 2009

Nearly done...

Above is another new mini print available in both shops. It's called 'Dear You, Sing me a song".
I thought I'd spend a tiny, weeny bit of time explaining what the Dear You prints are all about, since 2 days ago I didn't realise the collection would grown so quickly.

It started with the frame and it reminded me of old photographs of loved ones. The kind you associate with Victorian and Edwardian family heirlooms sitting on cluttered mantle pieces. It made me think about writing letters to these people in the pictures. Sometimes you find it easy to write them but never get round to sending them. I myself am great and writing replies to letters but terrible at posting them. This is where the titles came about. "Dear you" is how they all begin and you can imagine an endless collection of unfinished and unsent letters, each with their own picture. A different letter for a different person. Or a different picture for a different subject to write about.

I don't want to go into too much detail because it's up to you what you make of the sentiment for each piece. But I hope that gives a little insight into the random project that's sprung up so suddenly.

Time for a sandwich...

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Dear Portraits

I've had a bit of an epic day today. I've got 5 new prints in the shops. I'm really obsessing over the floral backgrounds and the gothic frames at the minute (Can you tell?). The above 2 are larger prints and measure 8 inches by 10. The bottom 3 are mini prints and measure around 4.5 inches by 5.8. I'll keep this post short as you can imagine all I've done is stare at a screen aaaaallll day. Let me know what you think :)

Titles: (above L-R) Portrait of a Badger, Portrait of a Bear.
(below L - R) Dear You, Mister Bear. Dear You, Home sweet home. Dear You, Mister Fox

Monday, 2 March 2009

Circus and Dear You, number 1

Some new mini prints now up for grabs in both shops. The first it called "The Circus is in town" and the second is going to be (hopefully) part of a series titled "Dear You". This one is called "Dear You, badger". (I don't push boundaries when it comes to titles do I... )

Anyway I'm off to enjoy the rest of the 7th book I'm reading now. I might even be naughty and watch some dvd shaped show before I start work. Have a good day folks.