Illustration Tag

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!

Hello everyone! How’s your week been so far? I’ve added a new piece of work to my Etsy shop titled: ‘What a Time to be Alive’ available in two sizes: A4 and A3 size.

My most recent work has been the influence of self-care, mindfulness and positivity. I’m hoping that my art will spread some joy in these dark times we’re currently living in right now. The world can seem like a very bleak place especially when you’re reading the news and you’re constantly bombarded with sad and awful news.

I’m going to end it here as I’m going to go back to my sketchbook and do some drawings for the rest of the afternoon. Look after yourselves and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Hello folks! Hope you’re all enjoying the weather we’re having at the moment. I am very pleased to announce that my website is now up and running- hurrah! It’s taken me a while to get my head around WordPress again but it’s getting there; there’s a couple more tweaks here and there that I still need to do, but other than that it’s looking a lot more slick and better than before.

I’m also super excited say that my solo show at Scicluna Deli in Doncaster is now up and running from now until the end of the month. My dad, bless him, helped me to set up and we got there in the end. Albeit a total of two hours chatting away to Josie and Angie who works there.

I’ll be there again on Saturday 15th just to check things are a-okay and in the meantime if you happen to be around the area why not pop in and have a gander. There are cards, postcards, art prints and lots of other lovely things for sale.

Thanks for reading as always and enjoy the weekend!

It’s been a while since I’ve designed a new collection of cards. This seasons collection is all about animals: dogs, birds and cutesy animals. For the very first time I’ve designed a birthday card selection for children- I’m really pleased with the way they’ve turned out.

Children’s Greetings Cards
Birds Birthday Cards
Dogs Greeting Cards

They’ll be up in my Etsy shop very soon, so watch this space!

The countdown begins. It’s about 4 months until we’re getting married- GAH! ‘Gah’ in a good way of course, the days and weeks are speeding ahead so quickly I can’t get my head around it. I thought I’d try and be super organised so I only bought myself a rather lovely diary from Anthropolgie (on the sale as well!).

So the next thing on my to-do list (along with a billion other things on our list) is what type of hair style and hair accessories to go for- not sure what sort of hair accessories to go for as I’m wanting to buying something I’ll treasure forever. I’ve been looking at Gucci, Valentino, Christian Dior and Reem Acra for hair inspiration, yup you’ve guessed it, it’s all about the flowers right now. I want to go for a look that’s slightly over the top and not your average wedding-look if you know what I mean.

I want my hair slightly up, loose, nothing too fancy but with LOADS of accessories all over my hair. So I’ve playing around with a couple of ideas when I’ve been looking at bridal hair accessories, see below for an illustrated guide!

From top left clockwise:
Luna Bea Maria Comb, £200
Eden b. Studio Erin Comb, £185
Debbie Carlisle Bridal Floral Mother of Pearl Hair Pins, see link for individual pricing

Thanks so much for reading, as always, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. I’m going to commit to buying one of the above at some point. Of course, all will be revealed on the big day!

Have a lovely day!