Wednesday, 29 December 2010

take part art: blackpool

earlier in December i had the pleasure of working with the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool to produce a series of animal illustrations for their current exhibition -'Take Part Art'. alongside the illustrations i went over to Blackpool one Saturday to run a workshop for the morning craft club for children, we made animal puppets with movable limbs. the exhibition is open until Saturday 8th January and includes work produced by several local schools, all with an animal theme. more info here

Saturday, 4 December 2010

new products..

here's a couple of new products that i recently printed.. 'Hey Good Lookin', a cotton tote bag ode to Hank Williams, and Christmas gift tags that match the Greetings to You Christmas card. Both new products are hand screen printed and available in my etsy shop now

tomorrow i'll be at the Handmade Christmas fair at the Brudenell Social Club in Leeds from 1pm-4pm, it'll be my last fair of the year more info here

Friday, 26 November 2010

time for an update..

here's a few photos from the Headingley Arts Trail event I took part in a couple of weekends back which involved opening my house to the public to view my work and that of other local artists.

the top image shows a short run of hand printed business cards that i've done for upcoming fairs this weekend. tomorrow i'll be in Sheffield for the Candy Cane Christmas fair at the Millenium Gallery and then on Sunday i'll be in London for the Bust Christmas Craftacular at York Hall in Bethnal Green. alongside newly screen printed business cards i'll have a new tote bag design for sale and hand printed Christmas gifts alongside the current range of Memo products. it's going to be a busy weekend, hope to see you at one of the fairs!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Headingley Arts Trail & Handmade Nation screening..

this weekend is going to be a pretty hectic one for me.. Saturday & Sunday my house is open to the public as part of Headingley Arts Trail. My work and the work of 3 other local 2d & textile artists will be displayed in my house 10am-4pm both days. if you fancy stopping by to see the work here's a map that shows my house and the other places involved in the trail.

as soon as the trail finishes on Sunday i'm heading into Leeds to run a zine making workshop and a stall at a screening of Handmade Nation at a bar called A Nation of Shopkeepers. its part of Leeds International Film Festival and has been organised by Craftsville. hope to see you there.. either at my house or in the pub!

Monday, 8 November 2010

the last few weeks..

on Saturday I had a stall at the Manchester Artists Book Fair alongside my friend Karoline Rerrie. we ate several nice cakes.

its been a while since my last blog post which i put down to being crazily busy making work in the run up to Christmas.. oh, and it was my birthday at the end of October. the amazing cake photograph shows the black forest gateaux Sam made for me, it tasted so good!

i've been busy screen printing, drawing and stitching over the last few weeks. i'll have new products and projects to announce very soon..

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Christmas card and exhibition update

here's my 2010 Christmas card design 'Greetings to You', screen printed onto 100% recycled brown card. each card comes with a matching envelope and packaged n a bio-degradable cello bag, available in my etsy shop now. it may seem a bit early to be thinking about the festive season, I just thought I'd cater for those early birds by getting the card up for sale so soon!

other news.. i currently have a few prints and cube chaps in the fantastic Toy Shop exhibition in Manchester, curated by Laura Gee. there's some super folks involved in the show, well worth a look

also, a while back i donated a print and a few accessories to a charity exhibition at Here & Now in Falmouth. the exhibiton is called 'Colours' all proceeds go to CLIC Sargent, Caring for Children with Cancer, more info about the show here

Monday, 4 October 2010

yesterday's zine fair

here's the stall at yesterdays zine fair in Manchester. it was a super little event, loads of good stalls and nice folk, pity it wouldn't stop raining outside! nice of my Mum & Dad to pop over to see me and my younger Sis. highlights of the day: fry up for breakfast, the mini zine i purchased by Marcin Dudek, and whiskey and cola in a can!

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

chez moi

its a really grey day in Leeds, lots of rain and not much else. i thought i'd take the house-bound opportunity to tidy my studio. yesterday i found a set of 1960s shelves in a local charity shop, perfect for storing envelopes and letters! the third photo down shows a new addition to my living room, a 1960s boat shaped bar. it's amazing, can't wait for the first cocktail party! the final shot shows my freshly stocked up larder, i don't know what i'd do without that space.

back to work now, just wanted to share a few images of my flat, i love the place to bits!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

a b c

i have a new screen print available in my etsy shop today called 'alphabet'. its a 3 colour print on very high quality acid free paper, a limited edition of 20.

also, this weekend (24th-26th september) i have a couple of zines in an exhibition at the Baltimore Book Festival in Maryland, USA. More information about that event here.

time for me to get on with zine making for the Piccadilly Self Publishing Fair next sunday (3rd october), a bientot!

Friday, 17 September 2010

the farmer

i've had this little farmer for a couple of months now. i found him at a carboot sale in Cornwall when down there putting up a Girls Who Draw exhibition in July. i had to buy him because of his sweet face and i really love hand painted wood. until this afternoon he has sat redundant on top of a cupboard. i've given him the job of masking tape minder, he seems much happier now he has a purpose

Thursday, 16 September 2010

little tree stickers

first of all, i should really apologise for the lack of posts recently. i've been really busy working on new projects and products that will all come to light pretty soon.

i've printed a short run of little tree stickers that are available over in my etsy shop. there's only 15 packs of these available.

on Saturday i'll be at the Alternative Comics and Zine fair at A Nation of Shopkeepers in Leeds, more info about that event here. Also, in a couple of weeks time I'll be at the Piccadilly Self Publishing fair in Manchester on Sunday 3rd October. Lots more fairs to be announced soon!

Friday, 3 September 2010

drink of champions

this little notebook belonged to my Grandad. i never met him, he never wrote in this book, thought it was time i made a start.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

leeds alternative comics fair

here's the next fair i'll be attending in a couple of weeks time. this ones dedicated to small press comics and zines, its going to be a good afternoon. more info about the event and profiles of stall holders here.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

nice things and new stockists

howdo? i'm back from my little break in France. my chap Sam and I had a super time that involved adventures in a canoe, a French fete 'Spectacle' event (complete madness) and lots of good food. here's a few finds i made in a local second hand warehouse. if i had a bigger bag i'd have bought more..

on the work front i have a couple of new stockists to announce: Pad Gallery in Preston (Lancs), and the lovely Tschau Tschussi in Leipzig, Germany. more to be announced soon.

i'll be at the Leeds Alternative Comics fair on Saturday 18th of September with lots of zines, prints and paper goods in tow. i'll do a post about more upcoming fairs in the near future. bye for now!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

au revoir

i'm going to France today for a week of sitting down and having a rest. i have new work to unveil when i get home which i'm excited about. until my return here is a photo of this morning's breakfast, raspberry pancakes mmmmmm.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

thinking on the train

a little sketch from a recent train journey, sums up how manic things have been round here lately!

Saturday, 31 July 2010

drawing shed day 3

yesterday i spent a final day finishing off my design on the drawing shed. in the evening the doodle party was a success, lots of folk turned up and added work to the big drawing wall at project space leeds, ate cake and had a good time. over the last week i've become quite attached to the shed, i'm sad that after the gallery closes at 5pm today it'll be painted black for next week's creation by Leslie Halliwell. such is life. for more photos of my shed drawings have a look here.