Jackalope Jinx Fabric Design – Spoonflower Competition

I've been working hard in the evenings over the last few weeks on a new venture of pattern design for fabric and other applications! Getting back into drawing and illustration has been really great as it has been a long time since I did any. I entered my first Spoonflower Design Competition last week themed … Continue reading Jackalope Jinx Fabric Design – Spoonflower Competition

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Foray into Surface Design – Patterns Galore!

It's all been a bit quiet on the blog here - I've been re-learning Adobe Illustrator and re-working drawings from sketchbooks into designs and repeating patterns for surface design! These I hope to print onto fabric for creation of many home ware and soft furnishing pieces. Working with nature based designs and animal illustrations plus … Continue reading Foray into Surface Design – Patterns Galore!

Antique Animal Illustrations – There’s Potential Here…

I recently found a book on a Brooklyn street sale which I wrote about here: Fanciful Animal Illustration Find. Since then I've been looking at other books by the same publisher (Dover) who have a array of great sounding titles like: 'The Day Of The Dead: A Pictorial Archive Of Dia De Los Muertos' 'Art … Continue reading Antique Animal Illustrations – There’s Potential Here…

Indoor House Plants – Getting Started & How Easy It Can Be!

If playing The Sims has taught me anything, it's that having a plant in a room can increase happiness. Other more scientifically back benefits include cleaner air plus improved memory & productivity. Recently I visited a dear friend in Sweden, when I went into her flat it was brimming with potted plants. The atmosphere was … Continue reading Indoor House Plants – Getting Started & How Easy It Can Be!

Label Printer For Easy Retro Touch To Your Home Or Office

A super easy way to add a retro or vintage touch to your kitchen, office space or any storage is a home label printer from Dymo. These can be picked up for under £15 from online shops like eBay, Amazon or Staples. The labels come in several colours but I think the black labels give … Continue reading Label Printer For Easy Retro Touch To Your Home Or Office