Approximately 3 years and 100 illustrations in the process, I have finally finished my Inky Wildflower alphabet! Celebrating British wildflowers with my usual bamboo dip pen and ink, each print features calm typography with dainty floral hand-drawn illustrations matched to the letter and the option to add botanical information so you can tell your Hawthorns from your Hellebores.
Now that the whole alphabet is complete, I can also offer my personalised name prints in this design, perfect for a new baby, to thank a flower girl or for anyone who loves botanical beauty. I'd love to hear what you think and if there's any products that you'd like your floral name or initials to adorn!
Modern Vintage Stationery
When friends of friends would like bespoke wedding stationery, I'm only too happy to oblige. As usual, I created a range of ideas for a bride that didn't know exactly what she wanted, once ideas and details were finalised I got to work!
One of my favourite designs to date I think, translated onto both day and simplified evening invitations.
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...
Autumn Screen Printing Workshop
I enjoyed working with a lovely group of ladies on Saturday, teaching my simple screen printing method, and was very impressed with their beautiful results! Seems as though they enjoyed it too.
For more information on latest workshops, please get in touch.
The next Simple Screen Printing workshop will be on the 26th October, at The Banyan Tree in Brackley, Northants, and amazingly there are only a couple of places left! If you'd like to get involved, just drop me a message!
MOO.com - Yay!
I've just started freelancing for the lovely people at MOO.com.
They may or may not be releasing some shiny new things soon, and I may or may not have been creating graphics and visualisation work for them! With the amount of free food that flies around, the 2 hour ish commute is totally worth it!
Simple Screen Printing Workshop
Another lovely afternoon of teaching screen printing the simple way yesterday... Here are the results the lovely ladies came up with!
The image in the bottom right corner was kindly sent through from one of the ladies. She was so inspired that she went out and bought the bits and pieces needed for printing, and added text, a sun and buttons to her design of the leaping deer. I think it looks cracking! And it's so lovely to see people enjoying and using what I have taught them! Ace all round.
I suspect another workshop will be in the diary soon... Get in touch if you want to know more!
Light Up The Dark
I've done a fair amount of work for Hope City Hereford (see a few examples here, and here.)
When they needed a poster advertising their new drop in centre The Lighthouse, for the homeless and those struggling with addictions, providing food and a listening ear, it was my pleasure to oblige.
And the chosen final image... Printed by the wonderful people of ABC Print - I really do recommend them!
Screen Printed Success
I was super chuffed how well my first screen printing workshop went, and very impressed by the creative outcomes the lovely ladies produced! I hope they're all happy with their beautiful tote bags, and feel inspired to try the technique again.
The next one is pencilled in for the 18th May, confirmation coming soon. Please get in touch if you're interested!
I was asked by these lovely people to design a matching range of photographs for their cafe. I've been itching to try out printing onto canvas for a while, courtesy of Iain Lilleystone, and had great fun making the wooden frames with my wonderful Daddio to stretch them over. I went for a green theme, and am rather chuffed with the final outcome, hopefully they are too! See them for yourself and let me know what you think!
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