Sunday, 29 April 2012

Za Za Bizzaar and Sas came to stay

Had an awesome weekend despite the rubbish weather with Sas coming to stay. We also took her to Za Za Bizaar. Its an amazing new buffet restaurant in by the docks in Bristol. Am feeling so stuffed still! Loved the street food themed interior with neon light up signs and the amazing lanterns everywhere. I probably could have done without the dessert though!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

At Home

I had a wonderful time in Winchester last weekend, lots of fun and family time! Also been taking some pictures with my mum of her beautiful ceramic porcelain pieces for her website which will be up soon! Also took a few snaps of her studio and porcelain pieces fresh out of the kiln. Is always good to catch up with my old friend Andy cat too.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Birdy Frame

I am having a bit of a spring sort out of my website at the moment. So keep an eye out for lots of new bits and changes on my website!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Lovely evening skies

Holly Head

Here is the latest piece I have been working on, for Illustrator Lucys Joy's wonderful exhibition Hellohead, a project involving 60 illustrators who have all been paired up and are drawing each other. I was given Holly Wales to draw (check out her lovely work here)

Its a great idea which and I have loved creating this piece! Will post more info about the exhibition which is being held in London soon.


Saturday, 14 April 2012

What I love about charity shops....

...Is the most amazing things that can be found! I have an amazing one right next to my flat that I love to go and have a good old root around in at every opportunity. The prices and things I find never fail to amaze me!

Today was a very successful rummage. I got a cardigan, shirt, nautical mug, toy whistle (for my nephew), vintage tea tin, casserole pot and a Cath Kidston craft book for the grand total of 7 quid! Very chuffed.


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Cards have arrived!

Here's a little snapshot taken from the Drawn in Bristol twitter page of a collection of greetings cards designed myself and several other Illustrators from the collective. I think they will be out and about soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Spring greetings card collection

Here is my new collection of greetings cards, the first four were commissioned for The Watershed Bristol. Lots of florals and spring colours!

Easter Baking

Me and Nat did a bit of baking on friday and here are our creations! Mine is the weird one with the golden egg in the middle!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

My Presentation

 Here is a picture I came across on The Enquiry Desk Website of my presentation! You can't see me (hiding behind the monitor) but it was cool to come across and you get the idea of the set up there. As I already mentioned it was e great, inspiring, confidence boosting experience and I fully recommend it to anyone considering it for next year. Also Zara and Josie are holding private portfolio reviews in a couple of weeks if you want more time and less audience! Check it out here

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Pick Me Up 2012

The 'Florist' displaying a range of prints. Above and Below: Cachete Jack's quirky and unconventional work was fantastic, really loved it all, picked up a copy of their zine 'What do you want to be when you grow up".
Below: A view of the lower space and Pick Me Up selects area
  Below : YCN blackboard
Below : Peepshow's Studio Residency and work on show.
Below: Lizzy Stewart's hand painted ceramic pieces, love the little clocks
Below various Artists in room 1

 Intricate pattern line drawings by Tim Enthoven
 Below : Various Artists from YCNNelly Duff Collective created an awesome jungle room with hanging bird cages and lit up typography
Below: Soma Gallery were representing Bristol and had Andy Smiths work on display.


Below and above. The print club.

Had a wonderful time at Pick Me Up London this year. Not only presenting my work to a panel of Industry professionals but looking around at the incredible Illustration and design work that was exhibited there. Came back to Bristol feeling refreshed, incredibly inspired and ready to go with the next things I want to achieve with my own illustration work. Big thanks for The Enquiry Desk, organised by Josie Sullens and Zara Wood, as well as the rest of the panel for all the great support and advice.