Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New screen prints

Here's introducing two new screen prints...  'Cocktails' A4, edition of 30. 'Home Sweet Home' A4, edition of 20.  Both available in my Etsy shop now!

More news soon, I'm off to do some screen printing TTFN.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A Tropical Kitsch trio!

Here's introducing two new greetings cards 'Flamingo' and 'Cocktail', both available individually from my Etsy shop, and as part of a 'Tropical Kitsch Trio' with my 'Parrot' card design.  Its a bit of a tongue twister but catchy all the same! 

Today its lovely and sunny in Leeds. This is the first time I've said good things about the weather in what feels like weeks.  These new card designs are inspired by the summer and sun and contents of my 1960s boat bar.  My ongoing collection of kitsch cocktail memorabilia is forever increasing in size... Later this week I'll have a new limited edition screen print to unveil also inspired by the collection.  I'll say bye for now, I'm off to enjoy a Tom Collins while its sunny!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Endangered Species zine

Here's a new zine! This one is a little book of illustrations put together by Karoline Rerrie, featuring lots of super lady illustrators based in the UK.  I've done the cover design for this one featuring my chosen endangered species:  African wild dogs.  Such beautiful animals, the markings on their fur are amazing.

Endangered Species zine has 24 pages, its a limited edition of 175, the cover is screen printed and the pages litho printed onto recycled paper.  Available from my etsy shop now!

Friday, 4 May 2012

White Elephants giveaway!

 Last year my good friend Katie Haegele asked me to illustrate the cover of a book she was writing...  well here is the finished product!  Published by the awesome Microcosm Publishing in Portland Oregon 'White Elephants' is about yard sales that Katie visited with her Mum and good things they came across, alongside matters of life including the odd bit of romance. Katie and I both share a passion for secondhand treasure, namely the finding of the treasure.  In fact I think that's how our friendship began actually.

 To celebrate the release of Katie's book (and my first ever book cover illustration) I thought I'd give a copy of White Elephants to one lucky blog follower.  All you need to do is tell me about your favourite thrifty find.  Where did you find it?  What makes it such a special catch?  Leave a comment on this post before 9th May and I'll pick a winner at random and send that lucky someone a copy of White Elephants with a few little Memo treats thrown in too.

 A little glimpse of the hot pink inside covers that feature my drawings...
 And here is a few of my most recent good finds.  There is definitely a bit of a cup theme going on!

Go on then, tell me about your favourite thrifty find, you could bag yourself some postal goodies!