Sunday, 27 November 2016

Autumn/Winter 17 Baby Prints at Next

I popped into the new rather large Next in my hometown this weekend and adored the children's clothes sections, especially the baby prints!!

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Snapshots of my week

I've been busy doing lots of printing this week for my dissertation practical work. Screen printing, Lino Printing and Digital printing.  

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Children's Book Illustration

What a strange week in the world it has been.. Something that Steven Malk, a Literary Agent at writers house tweeted recently stayed with me as he said being a children's book maker is more important than ever right now, and to keep bringing books in the world that bring joy, love and comfort to children. I found this quite fitting as I have been thinking a lot about going into children's book illustration once I graduate next year, as I love the idea of my work bringing happiness to kids, it would make it all worthwhile. 
I find myself spending hours looking through children's books in Waterstones, admiring all of the illustrations and stories in there, and keep thinking how wonderful it would be to see children reading books i've illustrated; and seeing them smile from this. This is definitely a goal of mine. Next steps after university for me are to contact children's book agencies.
But for now, here are some pictures of lovely illustrations from a recent Waterstones trip. Theres something about books too, that you can never have enough. Especially if you are a hoarder like me! 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

LPF @ Corn Exchange

Hello! I  am finally relaxing with a cup of tea after a long weekend  selling my prints at Leeds Print Fair. 

It was really nice to be in good company of some great print makers too, such as Amy HodkinSam GroomJames Green, The Lost Fox and more! It was also super lovely seeing how my work made many people smile, and hearing where my work will end up also.
My lino printed christmas cards proved quite popular, yay! I still have quite a few left so I plan on making an online shop soon, keep an eye out in the next few weeks for it! I am also looking into more Christmassy fairs so if anyone knows of any local ones to Leeds/Yorkshire do let me know :) 

My shared stall with Amy Hodkin & Millie Empson

I hope you all had a nice weekend.