The Guardian Christmas Gift Guide 2015
The third year in a row that my drawing and colouring in has turned up in The Guardian Christmas Gift Guide, and it never gives me butterflies any less.
From my quieter Leafy range (which came before the Inky Animals but no one really bought it! Maybe they will this year.)
Get your own here.
Bespoke Cushion Commission
I've just polished off a lovely bespoke cushion commission for Interior Designer Celia James. She picked her fabrics and sizes of choice and I made it happen.
Drop me a message if you have any bespoke hankerings.
New Phone Cases
Pleased to announce that you can now buy my designs in an ever expanding range of phone cases. New to the team are the iPhone 5c, and the Galaxy Samsung S5. Yes.
My amazingly techno Grandma is turning 80 soon, and asked for some pointers on designing her invites. I couldn't resist going a bit nuts and sending her lots of tea-party friendly ideas. I hope she has a day as lovely as she is!
You might be able to spot the very subtle name and details change to keep her identity top secret...
Ice, ice etc...
I'm meant to be wrapping things up both literally and figuratively, to get home for Christmas, but couldn't resist the ice that has settled on my car. I love a good texture at the best of times! Not so much the five minutes of frozen hands getting into the jolly thing!
Hohum, Happy Christmas you beauties.
Things have been flat out juggling commuting to moo ever day and getting ready for Top Drawer... In amongst all this juggling, I've managed to put together some new products that I'm officially launching at the show, hope you like them! Available in the shop!
Some Top Drawer Prep
Preparation is ticking along nicely for Top Drawer - if you look closely you might spot some new products that I'm launching there...
I've just come back after a week of rural enforced radio silence in beautiful Springtime Cornwall. Part of the reason for the trip was to teach a Food Photography Workshop for The Hedgecombers, which was great fun. The rest of the time was spent soaking up the sun, beach bbqs of steak and roast veg, surfing, visiting a captive rainforest (less mosquitos than the Amazon - win!) and generally unwinding. Oh and a touch of sunburn. I know I'm sufficiently pasty, no pun intended, to singe in April, yet it takes me by surprise every year.
The Hedgecombers had this to say about it:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! SO much for yesterday!
It was just what I needed, and I feel so much more in control of my camera and pictures now. Your teaching style is awesome, and you clearly know & understand your subject perfectly, as you can put it across in real simple terms.
Thanks again Kate xx
If you have any workshop requirements, drop me a line - I love a one-to-one learning sesh!
A lovely lady got in touch via my Facebook page requesting a logo design. It turned out what was actually going to be useful was a new header image for her fab blog Tales From The Village, incorporating roller skates, a pile of books, a cupcake, a plant, wool and "well, something like that." She wanted a scribbly feel and a simple white background... Rolling up my sleeves, first of all I tackled the layout.
Once the layout was OK'd, I worked on the ink drawings, and levels of "scribblyness" with different typefaces.
And the final in situ! Check it out.
A lovely lady spotted on my Facebook page my technique of painting in acrylic and using a craft knife to carve back to the white paper beneath. She set the theme and colour and after some back and forth, I happily created it.
And how I got there...
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