Hello! I'm so pleased to announce the launch of my brand new website, Birdy & Bel. This is something that I've been working towards for the past few months and I really hope that you like it! It's basically a brand new home for all of my pattern work and mixed illustration and I'm so happy to share it with you! I've even finally started a Facebook page! Yey! Please hop over and take a look . . .
Hi everyone! It's August . . . (I'm sure you know!) but how did we get here so quickly!? I was shocked to see that my last post was in April. My only excuse is that thankfully I have had a pretty full on few months; firstly some amazing projects that I've utterly loved (more details coming soon) and secondly, I moved house! H'ray! I'm now a proud owner of a beautiful little home, complete with my own back garden. It's a real blank canvas so I'll be spending a few months decorating and filling it up with beautiful things!
It's been difficult not to be inspired by the passing summer months - I think it's shown in my artwork a lot lately... especially the swifts and bunnies that have been visiting me in my new home....!
Here are some that have made an appearance in my work too - I look forward to showing you some more soon.
This weekend I thought I'd squeeze in a couple of designs for the ToDryFor Competition 2014. They have so many brilliant tea towel designs. Well, I'm 99% sure that these designs will be totally unsuitable for screen print because of the swishy inky bits. . . but I was having too much fun to really mind! I thought I'd share them with you anyway.
Last Friday was a joyful day! My sister and I went to a beginner's oil painting class at Wistow Gallery's Artshed. What a treat. We had so much fun under the instruction and advice form the extremely talented and lovely Jane French . . . see below
Here are our class efforts - not bad considering we were all beginners!
This is Lucie deep in concentration. We had never seen so many colours in a white flower! And below are my efforts. I think I now officially have the bug. . . just got to wait for the paint to dry now!
There are lots more classes available at the Wistow Gallery, from ceramics to watercolours - such a fab idea by Bridget - so just hop on to the website to see what is available. I can highly recommend it as a brilliant way to spend a day, in such beautiful surroundings.
Newsflash! I am not alone in my love of papery goodness! Are you in love with paper too?
My affection for paper products has started to invade my life in a big way. My little greetings company, Oh My Studio, is a now a big part of my life. Our lovely designs can now be found in shops from Ayrshire to Brighton. That makes me very proud indeed . . .
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I have to admit I'm a little bit excited about this. I might even have to learn to sew something! Well, maybe, as long as it's square and shaped like a cushion. I'm also now an official seller on Spoonflower. You can see my 'Oh My Studio Collection' here. * To be expanded . . . .!