I know, I know, it’s been ages again..I will post more frequently, I will, I will..
So I’ve been trying to learn photoshop, purely to help with registration for screen printing (and I’ve been weirdly enjoying it!!- I know!)
You’ll all be pleased to know that I have learnt there is a right way to have your wacom pad and if you have it round the wrong way, not only will your pen do everything in reverse, but you’ll also feel very silly.
SO, as a big antidote to all things technical, the paints are out and I’ve been experimenting and getting very excited. This witch is from the story of ‘Hansel and Gretel’.
I’m working on another from the same story. I will post it as soon as it’s finished (promise).
I’ve been drawing Raccoons lately and here’s one that was a tester..
Thought it needed a bit more warmth, so here was the next one. A relaxing Raccoon.
I think he’ll be cropping up again.
Quite pleased with my antimacassar (I have just been informed that it was so called because gentlemen used to use Macassar oil as an unguent in their hair- so an antimacassar kept the oil off the furniture.)
There, I’ve taught you something now.
Happy Red Nose Day!
My kids Primary School is holding a Bake Off to raise money for Comic Relief. Here’s the certificates I illustrated for the winners..
and for the Supremo Baker..
‘Love Birds’ (and I do love birds!) is a new print for my Folksy shop. I was thinking of a card design about Love- Valentines Day was approaching and I’ve been trying to put together some card designs, and this drawing just grew and grew..
..until it was just about print size. (The pink doesn’t show up that well in the picture, it’s actually a bit brighter-but not neon or anything!) Being relatively new to screenprinting, whilst cleaning the screen I inadvertently printed the black onto some newspaper. I quite liked it, so I cut it out.
Not sure where it’s going, but it’s giving me ideas.
Ah blog, I’ve been neglecting you..I’m sorry. So here’s the first of the catch ups.
Belated Birthday Bears..
I’ve been trying out some black and white illustration’s and thought it about time I returned to drawing people again. What do you think of them?
Happy New Year to you all.
After having dispatched children back to school and cleaned my studio, I’m trying some black and white pics.
So first up, here’s one for all of you who have taken up some kind of New Year exercise routine.
Keep going! It’s only day 10! You can do it!
These have all flocked together for a carol sing..
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and much wearing of Christmas jumpers!
Woo Hoo! I have a shop! You can find it here on folksy.
Earlier in November I did a two day screen printing course with lovely Emma from ‘Parliament of Feathers’ who taught me so much. So I now have some prints in a shop and hopefully more to follow. I loved it! Here’s the print, it’s called ‘Happy little Owl’, it’s on A4 card, is a four colour screen-print (ooh achy arms) and has a watercolour heart.
To celebrate the opening of my shop, and my birthday and all things Christmassy, I am giving away a print. Leave me a comment by Friday 14th December , 1pm and I will put the names in a hat and pull out a lucky winner!
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Shhh! look what flew into my studio!
I think I may have some more visitors soon..
..half cut Sparrow is desperate to join in!