Toot! Toot! Competition time…

I have set up a competition running in conjunction with my open house. All you have to do is either visit our open house, collect a card and draw your design; or download this PDF and print out your own bear. Scan or photograph your beautiful bear and then send it to me via email.

Either way, this little chap needs a jumper..

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It is one entry per person, I need your name, age if under 12, and contact details. I won’t use any contact details you give me for anything other than this competition, and will delete all details after the competition.

The best entries will be displayed on my blog.

The WINNER will win a bear painted by me, wearing your very own jumper design. You have until June 1st 2015…

Good luck!

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Open House

Hello, its open house time and this year ‘The Bird House‘ has joined the West Hove trail.

We have a fine range of gifts and artwork, to suit every budget!

Leigh Hodgkinson beepbeep framed

Wonky Button ‘ABC 123 Beep Beep’

Chrissie Davies Horse Embroidery

Chrissie Davies ‘Delilah’ machine embroidery.

Helen Locke Brooklands PrintHelen Locke ‘Brooklands’ screenprint.

Monster colouring posterAnd me. Monster colouring in poster.

We’re open for the next two weekends, 11-5pm, and you can find out more info on the Bird House Hove website.

AND we have free cake!

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Snoring bear.

Here are  the two final Badger illustrations, so I’ve put them in order into the previous post.

Meanwhile its been back to the bears, without knitwear this time..

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Knitwear and Badgers.

Crikey where does time go?? Clearly a New Years resolution ought to be to blog more…

So here’s some new work. It’s portfolio pieces imagined for a young chapter book, they’re loosely based on the idea of a girl whose jumper has shrunk- Oh no! Who would she ring for help?? Badger of course!

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Badger, of course, comes straight over

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Measures up..

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Badger gets knitting.

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Hmmm, somethings not quite right.

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Third time lucky!

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It’s all happening in the garden..

It’s not only rabbits, it’s all happening in the garden..

I’ve been experimenting with looser washes, less black outline and enjoying having a bit of a play!SunflowersWeb

 

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Illustrators Auction for War Child

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My ‘Love Birds’ print is now up for auction along with many  illustrations by an amazing array of illustrators. Now is the time to get yourself a lovely bit of artwork and help the charity War Child.

War Child gives help and support to children whose families, schools and communities have been hit by war.

The auction is live, and ends on the & 7th September at 2.06pm.

Click here to go straight to the auction and see some brilliant pictures.

Thanks to top lady Leigh Hodgkinson and Nosy Crow for arranging it.

Go on, put in a bid!

 

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Mr Rabbit.

I don’t have fairies at the bottom of my garden. I have a rabbit.

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I was playing with building up different washes of colour to add texture and depth. I’m hoping there will be more to come..

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