Monday, 31 May 2010

time to check out...Blanca Gomez

I've discovered Blanca Gomez thanks to the DesignGossip blog.
Her work is super, I love here style....certainly worth checking out her blog, website and shop.
I'm very tempted by this 'Bonjour' print for my home!

After a lovely long bank holiday weekend....
Now for a productive week with new artwork to share soon!

Friday, 28 May 2010

A lovely London time

I had a super time in London!
Me, my brother Sam and my sister in law to be, Abimaro had a nice relaxed time in Greenwich on Wednesday (see photos). Great views of London from Greenwich Park!
Then onto meet my lovely friend Abigail Brown from work at her Cockpit Arts studios (it was great to see the studios at last....they have open studios coming up soon!!! I definitely recommend a trip there!)
The evening was started with a cocktail before heading to a great new pad for lots of wine and nattering!

Yesterday was topped off by lunch with my super mate Charlene and then I spotted one of my cards in WHSmith at St Pancras station!
Hooray for mid-week getaways! If only every week was like this one!

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A little London trip

I really love these papercuts by Famille Summerbelle, one day I will buy one! Its just a matter of deciding which one!
The Famille Summerbelle website is great too, full of lovely stuff....check it out here.

I'm off on the train to London for a couple of days today to catch up with some friends and family! I cannot wait! :D

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

get your votes in!

It seems that my brother is getting into this hipstamatic lark on his iphone!
He took this great photo on his way to work yesterday morning which has now been entered into a competition!
So your votes would be much appreciated to help him get a top spot!
Maybe I'm a little bias but I think he deserves it! Its super!!
thank you very much

Monday, 24 May 2010

a floral start to the week!

Here's a little selection of florals I created a little while back!
It was such a beautiful sunny weekend here, the first hot one of the year!! I'm a little pink today but I enjoyed it alot!
The novelty of my Fig has well and truly kicked in again now the suns out!
A lot of relaxing went on this weekend which is just perfect!
Hope you all had a good one!

Thanks My Owl Barn

My Owl Barn, had a little feature about me and my latest owl artwork on friday!
I was very pleased to see it! So thank you to My Owl Barn!

There's been so many owls around in design over recent years so its great there's a blog that shows a great selection of what is out there!

I love this little top that they featured recently from TeaPony

Friday, 21 May 2010

I love pets!

Here's some characters taken from a design I created a couple of years ago. I'm pretty fond of the little sausage dog!

I really love pets, I love how they become part of the family whether they like it or not!

Gary our cat is my favourite, he seems to be pretty oblivious of the fact that we think the world of him! He can't do any wrong in my eyes!

Another oblivious pet is Millie the dog who belongs to my parents... she even has her own blog! see here
If only she knew!!

Have a super weekend everyone! Enjoy the sunshine!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Bjorn Wiinblad @ Luna

I managed to squeeze in a visit to one of my favourite shops in Nottingham today: Luna
Its full of a lovely variety of retro furniture and bits and bobs, you can buy online too!

They have a good selection of ceramics by Danish artist, Bjorn Wiinblad, I'm a big fan and some of his wall plaques are scattered around our home! (the pic above shows on named 'Juli')

I spotted on Jane Fosters blog recently that she was lucky enough to find some gorgeous Winblad prints at a jumble sale!!
Here's a snapshot of one...such an excellent find:

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

sneak peek

Here's a little snapshot of a new print I've been working on....
coming to an Etsy shop near you soon!

Friday, 14 May 2010

Surtex time!

My agent is currently in NY busy with pre-SURTEX meetings
and then will be setting up booth 324-326 tomorrow!
Its going to look a little different from usual this year as a lot of the artists (fattymoe, rahrahrepeats, pocketful of patterns and little red) have created these huge banners to hang down the length of the stand.

I had a really fun day creating my banner, great to do something at a different scale in a different format.

Fingers crossed for all you surtex exhibitors that lots of sales are made and its the most successful show yet!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

I'm a winner!

Through the post yesterday I received the print that I've won in the LilSonnySky giveaway!
I'm really pleased with it, it looks great! Thanks Lisa!

Lisa of LilSonnySky also sent these lovely postcards along with the print, I love the embroidered/appliqued bee especially.

To see more of Lisa's great artwork check out her blog and folksy shop

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Baby Scrapbooking Collection

Scrapbooking seems to be such a huge business these days, especially in America.
Here's some designs of mine that have been used to create a collection for scrapbooking company, Momenta. Click here to see the rest of the collection.

and these are a couple of the original designs that Momenta created the Baby collection from.

Monday, 10 May 2010

On the Bayou

On the Bayou has been out in Mamas and Papas a little while now and is available to buy instore and online.
I really enjoyed working on the embroideries and prints for this range, and as always the garment designs at Mamas and Papas have done a fantastic job!
I really love the little puffball denim dress and jeans. My favourite I think is this layered top, its really delicate looking and pretty.


thanks PP

Its great to have a mention on Print and Pattern today about the work I'm doing for Surtex along with Lauren from fattymoe.
Bowie has done a link to my agents website....which is great!
but the website is really not so one hopefully coming soon then I'll be sharing the link too!!

I've been working on a large banner for the stand at Surtex which I'm looking forward to sharing here this week!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Bargain butterfly

I recently spotted a design of mine in the girlswear section of Tu Clothing, Sainsburys.
It was pleasing to see how well it have been produced at the bargain price of £1.50.
My original design was in a variety of colours but Tu have converted it to a one colour print.


Wednesday, 5 May 2010

more winged creatures....

Hoot hoot hooray!
Here's a snippet of some birthday owls hot off the press ready for sale at
Surtex, booth 324/326.

Monday, 3 May 2010

MAC, Birmingham

I love Bank holidays!
Its been a lovely one with lots of catching up with newly engaged friends
and hearing about wedding plans!
The weekend kicked started on friday with pizza and a trip to the European Gymnastic Championships at the NIA in Birmingham.

The MAC (Midlands Art Centre) re-opened after a huge re-vamp on Saturday
so me and my dad went along.
Its certainly transformed, bigger and better than before with lots to offer, inc theatre, exhibitions, gigs, arts courses etc etc. Certainly worth a look if you're in the area. Another reason to visit is that its based in the very nice Cannon Hill Park.

The only thing I felt was missing from the new MAC was a shop...a lovely book shop would be perfect there. A Magma shop would be perfect!


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