Friday, January 27, 2012

And the winners are...............

Hello! Just a quick post today to announce my Giveaway winners :)
I used a random number generator to pick for me and here are the numbers:
So thats Cameron, Pippirose & Sandra! Congrats to you! If you could email me (for my email address see side panel) your email addresses (incase I find it tricky to tally everyone up with my mailing list) and your addresses I can get your prints in the post to you. For those who didn't win, thank you very much for entering & keep visiting as I'll be having another Giveaway soon!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Getting to Know Ed

I found this video about Ed Emberley today via The Picture Book Junkies blog & it was such a good watch I recommend anyone interested in illustration to take a look. I found a lot of what he said very comforting & inspiring, particularly when he mentions that he loves to experiment with different mediums & different styles. It makes him happy when he is challenged & he likes the fact that when he has illustrated different books they actually look like different artists have created them. This really speaks to me because I always feel as though I should be trying to focus on one style to build up my brand but it's just not what makes me happy. I too like to experiment & try different styles as it makes me feel inspired.

I'll leave you with a great quote Ed says when he discusses his audience...

"...if I try to speak to everybody, I speak to nobody..."

click play to hear more :)

P.S there's still time to enter my Giveaway if you want to. Click here for more info.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Falling Leaves

Happy Friday everyone!

Before Christmas I took a painting class online & I was pushed way out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed the main challenge which was to paint BIG- the smallest canvas size we could pick was 16"x20" something I haven't done for at least 14 years! This was the result, inspired by my walks with Evie who loves leaves or anything leafy. She has been spotted on more than one occasion giving a tree a cuddle! I am really pleased with the finished piece- so much so that its now in my NOTHS shop & my Etsy shop, available to buy in 2 sizes :) Hope you like my little bear as much as I do!

Also for no reason at all other than being in a particularly happy mood today I feel like having a Giveaway! If you would like to win one of my Falling Leaves print (I have 3 to give away) all you have to do is subscribe to my mailing list (see the panel to your right) & leave a comment below to say you are a new subscriber. Or if you are already signed up just leave comment to be entered. I'll announce the winners next Friday. Good luck!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

All you need is love!

All my Valentines cards & prints are now available in my NOTHS shop, above is a snippet of what's on offer. My prints are also available in my Etsy shop. Hope you like them! Is everyone having a good week? I've been trying to fit a bit of spring cleaning in which I LOVE doing. In my world I'm not a happy bunny unless everything's organised, tidy & in its place. Shame then that I can't seem to keep it that way! lol! Hope to see you at the shop :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Love is in the air!

The design above was created by me for International Greetings

Hi all! It's been a busy ol' week for me, I've been flitting through various projects including the dreaded tax return :( & desperately trying to get control of the house work- I'm nearly there- only my desk space to sort through. Phew. It feels too early to mention Valentines Day but NOTHS are already asking partners to list their valentines products so that will be a project for this weekend me thinks & I'll post when my items are in the shop. Have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

image above designed & owned by Woodmansterne

It's 2o12!

Are you excited? I am, I've got so many knew ideas to try out and plans for the business, I just hope I can get round to them all. I know I will do my very best but I've also got to keep reminding myself to be be realistic with what can be achieved when you have a toddler in tow ;) You Mums out there know what I mean!

This quote I read over the Christmas break at Carol Gass-Brown's Facebook page really spoke to me as I am often guilty of day dreaming up huge plans which are ultimately unrealistic:

"It is a mistake to try to look to far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time." Sir Winston Churchill

So here's to 2012, lets make it a great one people!