Friday, 30 March 2012

Hello mischief....

This week has flown by in a blur of work and sunny skys!
I'm enjoying having my lunch outside this week!

Here's some snaps of some garments that I worked on for George@Asda that I ordered online.
I loved working on these and am really pleased with how they've turned out,
the gold foil print looks just lovely.
Available to purchase here, here, here and here!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Friday, 16 March 2012

a lovely new etsy shop....

Rachel over at RahRahRepeats has been busy creating some super designs
for her brand new Etsy shop which has opened just this week...
Here's a couple of her beautiful prints, click here to see more over on Etsy.
There's more designs to come and you can keep updated on her blog here!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Wacom Inkling....second attempt

Well this is more like it! I should have watched this video before.
I'm not very good with instructions when I'm excited about something...I just want to get on with it!
From watching the video I realised I was holding the pen too far down therefore
blocking the sensors. This quick little doodle is far better and more like
what I was thinking I would be achieving from the Inkling!

Despite my initial disappoint I must say the inkling is very well packaged, it all fits
into a small rectangular box making it very transportable and it is easy to
set up and use with your Mac
(I can't comment on PC usage due to lack of PC experience).
It is literally just a matter of plugging in the sensor once unclipped from your page,
opening your sketch, click a button and it's in illustrator! Amazing!!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Wacom Inkling

Well it's arrived...after ordering 3 months ago!
All thanks to Jigsaw24.
Very exciting!
When I first heard about the Inkling it felt like it was everything
I'd been waiting for, I was so looking forward to getting one!
I love sketching and to be able to sketch with a proper pen then upload the image
onto my Mac and edit away was beyond all my daydreams!

Now I've started to experiment I can't help but feel a little disappointed,
I knew it wouldn't be 100% accurate but my first attempts are not useable at all.
But I still have hope...I have watched this video and
I think I may be holding the pen in the wrong position.
I am planning on keeping you all up dated with my progress with the new Inkling.
Hopefully in time and with practise it will become the tool of dreams!

Monday, 12 March 2012


I've designed another chocolate box! Here's my design for the Bunches
Thank you Mum gift....which is available to buy here.
The gift includes a lovely bouquet as well as some tasty chocolates
all delivered to your super Mum!
There's a matching candle available too!

Here's some links to chocolate boxes for months gone by, here and here

Thursday, 8 March 2012

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day!
A day to think about women all over the world and remember that women
are of huge huge value to each and everyone of us!

Last friday I had the pleasure of exhibiting at an Abimaro and the Free gig
(which was brilliant, they are hugely talented. Look out for their Ginger Tea tour in East London soon!)
that served the purpose of raising awareness for International Women's Day.
I exhibited this print along with wonderful artwork from Lakwena Maciver, Alia Ahmad,

Here's the print I created....
This was quite a challenge for me as I haven't worked towards an exhibition for about 8 years!
But it gave me a chance to give a piece of artwork more personal
thought rather than thinking solely of a customer.
I took inspiration from an old proverb and hopefully this piece acts as a reminder that women are precious!
Precious for so many reasons which can be easily forgotten in society today when so
often the main emphasis is on the way women look.
Women are full of love, compassion, loyalty, kindness as well as being industrious with many skills...creative and otherwise, that can be taken for granted and overlooked by others.
To me it's not about girl power and being better than man....
it's about valuing ourselves and hopefully others will follow!

I stupidly didn't take any picture of it frames so my brother took this phone pic.
I added some little extras to the print...

Tuesday, 6 March 2012


I've got a good day ahead of me today but this hasn't stopped me
daydreaming this morning...daydreaming and remembering
our wonderful time in Langkawi, Malaysia in December.
Here's some pics....
I'm dreaming of chocolate pancakes for breakfast and a sea view...

dreaming of a morning dip in the quiet pool...

dreaming of being collected from the beach in a little boat

and then taken on a sunny tuesday to a beautiful island with my love....

watching eagles swoop through the sky...

and sipping ice cold drinks on a floating restaurant,

exploring temples and eating tasty (and cheap!) malaysian food!
Ahhhhhh....take me day!

have a lovely day everyone!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

The House My Sister Drew

I've got that friday feeling today!
Off to London for the day tomorrow with my Dad,
we will be visiting the David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy
and then spending the evening listening to the wonderfully talented Abimaro and the Free. Their gig, The House my Sister Drew, is tomorrow (Friday 2nd March)
at the Albany in Deptford!

Come on down! It's going to be a great night all in celebration of Womens Day 2012.
I will also be exhibiting a brand new print in the pop up exhibition at the gig!
Tickets for the gig are available here.


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