Sunday, 11 November 2018

Hope & Elvis Collaged Animals Workshop! Whoop! Whoop!


I'm really glad to say that my paper collaged animals workshop will be running again at the ever so lovely Hope & Elvis on October 12th 2019.
'Mrs Bracken, Miss Briar And Long Eared Ladies' will be a day full of chatter, creativity (and cake,) and some of my favourite animal characters will be coming out to play again.
If you feel a little nervous about the drawing part of the workshop then worry not, I will provide you with a template kit, (which you can follow, use for inspiration or completely ignore!)
On the other hand, if you want to create your very own creature that is absolutely fine too.



We'll also have lots of fun using a wide variety of materials and techniques, (some of which are very sparkly indeed!) so that your animal will be dressed up to the nines!




Have a great weekend chucks!
X

Thursday, 8 November 2018

A Fab Vintage Day Out At The Ropewalk!


Last Saturday was the very first vintage fair at The Rope Walk Gallery, Barton.
The whole event, which included amazing stalls of loveliness, a tea room, music and dancing, was organised by Miss Pigeon Vintage.
There was a real buzz of excitement, (and I really started to feel all Christmassy and giddy!)


This is the glamorous Rosie Hearts Vintage, I just had to photograph her amazing outfit and beautifully curated stall.



My friend Debs tried on quite a few of the gorgeous frocks from Mel's Vintage Emporium.
We were both swooning for quite some time!




I loved the high heel fluffy slippers!


'Roll up!
Roll up!'
(Why! It's Miss Pigeon Vintage herself!)


There was music, dancing and a one man band!



And here is the wonderfully quirky stall of Miss Alfie Robot Retro, her vintage treasures always makes me smile.




It was a truly wonderful day at a beautiful location.
Congratulations Miss Pigeon Vintage, it was ace!
x









Friday, 2 November 2018

Painting A Queen...


A couple of days ago I had the painting-itch,
the fact is I haven't painted in a while, and if I don't get the brushes out, I can get a bit mardy!


I managed to take a few photos along the way, (although there are some big gaps I'm afraid, as I get pre-occupied!)
As with all my paintings, I never plan what the piece will be about, as I really enjoy working it all out as I go along.


All of a sudden she demanded a crown...


Her eyes took the longest time to paint...




I'm not yet sure if there's a story, (I think that I can feel one formulating in my head!)
I hope that you enjoyed painting alongside with me!

Have a creative weekend chucks x

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Thank you!


I'd just like to say a huge 'thank you' to all of you who have supported my little shop, and to those who have encouraged me so much with positive comments along the way.
It has always been my dream to run a business and to sell useful every day items with my artwork printed on them.
I was so nervous about this, (and I'm still anxiously waiting to see that everyone's parcels have arrived safely!) but it has been an ambition of mine for so long that, thanks to my hubby who patiently put up with my worrying and excuse-making, I finally just did it!
I can't believe that I've sold out of a couple of items already and I am really enjoying having my little shop, (and even though it is in the ether, I can imagine that it has a duck egg blue door with a brass bell can't I!)
Thanks chucks, big time.
X

Thursday, 18 October 2018

My Shop Will Soon Be Open! Whoop!


For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to have my artwork printed onto items that can be used every day.
I've also always dreamed of having my own little shop, and even though its not one that's made of bricks and mortar and has a bell that tinkles every time someone comes inside, my little online shop has had a lot of love, (and blood, sweat, tears and the occasional sweary word!) poured into it.
It shall be open on Monday 22nd October, so I thought that this could be a good time to show you the wares that I've been working on, (hope that's okay!)



The 'Passing Storm' cushion has been printed with one of my original paintings (on both sides,) and is a generous 60 x 60 cm.
All of the items for sale have been made and printed in the UK.


The 'King Of The Magpies' pouch is also printed on both sides, and is perfect for all those bits and bobs.


The 'Mrs Whipple' tote bag is printed on lovely sturdy cotton fabric, I'm so happy with the quality of the artwork reproduction.




There is also a special edition 'Scrips and Scraps Scampering Hares' stationery set that includes writing paper, note-let cards and a notebook.
I really enjoyed designing and co-ordinating all the bits and bobs for the set...I'm becoming quite obsessed with stationery design!


There is also a set of art cards, all reproductions of my drawing-collages.



 The cards can also look quite fetching in a frame if you wish.

And finally are my sets of little notebooks, I picked some of my favourite colours for my stationery designs, I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed myself designing these!



I do hope that you didn't mind me showing you these, I didn't want this post to look like a giant advert, but I'm really excited that everything's coming together after months of work!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.
x

Sunday, 7 October 2018

A Sunny Day Out In Falmouth...


On this rather chilly but beautiful autumn day, I thought I'd share some more of my holiday snaps from the summer.
Fancy a pootle around Falmouth?


First stop... The Kitchen, a lovely little cafe in a beautiful courtyard, just tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the high street.
And on such a sunny day I felt like I was sipping tea in some exotic foreign destination...



I fell in love with this metal bench...
and then fell in love with it even more!



In the same courtyard as The Kitchen is the most tranquil, beautiful plant shop called Toro, and as I have a rather unhealthy plant addiction, I fair did swoon when I walked in!





The air plants were stunning...





Did I happen to mention the air plants?!?...





Not far away, we happened to stumble across Un-Rap, a new, incredibly stylish zero-waste shop.
I was tempted by many things, but bought a big bag of organic chocolate, (and I felt no guilt at all!)





Middie thoroughly settled into Falmouth's laid-back vibe, and enjoyed sampling the gorgeous pizza we had for dinner!


And there was even some time for giant ice cream cone spotting!
Happy days!



Hope you enjoyed our day out chuck!
All the best X