Author: Jo Cheung

Hi Friends!

Hope you’re all keeping well. I spent the last few days designing some new Christmas cards which will be available in my Etsy, Folksy and Urban Makers shop very soon.

The cards will come in a pack of five and they’re blank inside for you to write your own personal message. Who knows what this Christmas will look like, whether we’ll be able to spend Christmas together or if it’ll be a Zoom Christmas Day? For now though, keep in touch with your loved ones by sending them a Christmas card.

I’ll also be adding some more new A5 postcards too so I’ll keep you all updated about it.

Stay safe and thanks for reading!

UPDATE: New Christmas cards are now available in my Etsy shop!

Hello lovely folks and happy October! I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been updating my Etsy shop and I’m getting ready for Christmas (already…??!!), in the midst of Covid-19 life has been relatively normal to say the least. I’ve been reading the news about it pretty much everyday and it seems like the UK is heading for another lockdown… 2020 you’ve been an absolutely rubbish year you can do one! 😤

I have also been feeling demotivated about making new artwork, not sure if it’s the weather or that the days are getting shorter but I haven’t made anything new since August. Instead, I’ve been taking the time to read lots of books, listening to podcast, binging on Nigel Ng’s videos (Uncle Roger is HILARIOUS!) and we’ve been watching quite a lot of sci-fi films too.

In saying that though I’ve recently been looking at Tibetan artwork especially the representations of tigers. I love the exaggerated eyes and body sizes, there’s something quite magical in the portrayal of tigers. ‘Flying Tiger’ pays homage to Kenzo’s tiger print called ‘flying tiger’ (just look it up online and you’ll know what I mean). It’s one of my favourite prints from them and they did a different colour way a while ago.

‘Flying Tiger’ is available as an A4 and A3 in my Etsy and Folksy shop.

Update: I also made another artwork inspired by Tibetan tigers now available as a print in my Urban Makers shop:

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

I am very excited to announce (okay, should’ve done this about a week ago) that I have some new birthday cards which are now available it my Etsy, Folksy and Urban Makers shops.

All cards are blank inside for you to write your own personal message and they also come with a kraft envelope (£2.50 each).

One last reminder about our raffle; we’ll be doing it live on Instagram Stories at 1pm so we hope to see you there (virtually!). Winners will be announced and we’ll also be having a chat about the raffle and Black Lives Matter.

Thanks for reading as always and take care.

Update!

Hey folks and hope you’re all okay. I was away in Doncaster for a couple of days and I’m feeling recharged already. I feel like I needed to get out of London from time to time as it can feel quite overwhelming at times, as in, just the constant amount of people in your face all the time. I needed to see some green fields! My heart is always and forever with Yorkshire; I’m just a Northerner at heart. ❤️❤️

So our Art for Activism has come to an end and we’ve raised £167.00! I just wanted to say a massive thanks to those who have donated to the raffle- we’ll announce the winners this week so keep your eyes out for it over on Ivy’s Instagram Stories. And, of course, a big thank you to the artists who donated to the raffle, none of this would’ve happened if it wasn’t for your kindness and generosity for such an important cause. The money will be split between Kids of Colour and The Literacy Pirates– I’m so happy to see the money going towards these two great charities.

Of course, it doesn’t just stop here. Black Lives Matter movement continues to be an important part for things to come in the future. For drastic changes to happen it all starts with grassroots movements, whatever and however that may look. Take the time to educate yourselves; read about the history of the slave trade and how the British Empire thrived on it, and what irreversible damage it has done up until this day. Let’s be honest and open up about racism, as difficult as it might be, but talking about it rather than sweeping it under the carpet is a good way to start open dialogues with others. And whether those conversations become hard it’s well needed.

No one should be living in fear because of the colour of their skin. Small changes are needed and over time they’ll grow. Let our voices be heard.

From myself and Ivy thanks again everyone and enjoy the rest of your week.