Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Oh peas

Living in the countryside has seeped into my work already with a new range of screen prints on a 'country knowledge' theme. I have also finally made this print with peas, which has been in my head for a long time. A new edition to the 'knife and fork' range. This is just the start though as i am attending a print course every Wednesday for 10 weeks at the well equipped Trowbridge college.
It's brilliant to have all the facilities at my fingertips. Not my usual system of some claps attached to a board printing on the kitchen table, although this dose the job as well.
You can come and see all of my new work down in Bovey Tracey, Devon at the Contemporary Craft Fair from the 10th - 12th of June.It's a great show with lots of workshops and demonstrations so you can have a go at stone carving and all sorts as well as the really high standard of work you can purchase too. If you'd like a ticket for it please email me.

Monday, 9 May 2011

what do you think

photoThis is one of the 5 drawings i produced to illustrate the Christmas sales pages for the lovely Selvedge magazine a couple of years ago. The story to it was 'the night before Christmas' so i pulled out the wonderful array of hand made stockings my sister-in-law and mother have made over the years, filled them with goodies from the Selvedge Dry Goods Store and scribbled away with my little boy of 2 months laying next to me doing what small babies do. Thank goodness he was so good.
The Selvedge team are inviting people to vote on which their favourite illustration has been over the years so, have a look and vote if you wish.