A short while back I entered a giveaway to win the above screen print by Matt Saunders, aka Rabbit Portal, and I was the lucky winner :D. Matt sent my screen print in a poster tube that he'd covered in his adorable bunny illustrations, along with a lovely hand drawn tree illustration and some extra little goodies including a baseball card and googly eyes :). Anyway, he's a recent graduate of Leeds Art and Design and he's going to be moving so San Fran soon to undertake a placement at Juxtapoz, how amazing is that? You should definitely check out more of his work over on his flickr. I'd like to take this chance to same a big thankyou Matt, and good luck with the new jobs :)
shop is now officially open for business :D, so what are you waiting for, jump over there now :). Each coffee man is lovingly hand made from felt, with two big black eyes, a tash and a little heart on the back. Let me know what you think in the comments :D
I was supposed to be packing up all my stuff today ready to move into the new flat this week, but instead I painted my nails. I barely ever paint my nails (even though I love painted nails) due to the fact that I'm really lazy and can't be bothered taking it off before work. Anyway, the reason I'm posting about these is because I put them on flickr less that half an hour ago and they already have 30 views, so I guess people like nail designs a lot, and I think it's something I might do more often. It won't replace my real design, and I won't be changing my blog to a fashion or makeup blog or anything, but it's just a nice extra bit than I thought I could do? Let me know what you think in the comments. Anyway, these nails were inspired by Casscettes Aqua and Purple Nails, and I know mine look a bit untidy but this is the hand I painted with my left hand :)
So there's still 7 days left on my design up for voting on infectious so thought I may aswell make a piece that would remind you to vote for me :). It'd be really great if you could, and I'll happily return the favor to any of you have have submitted your work to competitions :). So yeah, vote here and leave me nice comments please :)
swap partner from China today, and I'm very excited to start shooting it, and getting it developed. Anyway, the photos are linked to their owners pages so click through to see the images in the full glory, (I highly recommend you do this as these thumbnails do no where near the justice they deserve!). Oh and as always, enjoy!
Wanted to do something productive today, with nothing coffee related seeing as though that's all I've been doing these last three days, so instead hear is a french cat illustration. There's no reasonings behind it apart from what I just mentioned so yeah "Bonjour Monsieur"! Let me know what you think in the comments :)
my shop, I'll let you know when they are available. Oh and I had to make my shop in big cartel instead of etsy due to the fact that I never used my credit card and now it's expired :(. There's a couple more photos on my flickr too if you want to have a look :).
So there's been a slight change of plan.. I did say that I would post my coffee plushies today, but I've spent the whole day making mini fimo coffee charms, and just haven't had the time to take nice photos that my plushies deserve, so instead here is a sneaky peek :). I'll probably be putting photos of my coffee plushies up at the weekend or the beginning of next week, and then they'll be going up for sale soon after. Oh and I'll probably add some photo's of my mini coffee charms tomorrow, and they'll be going up for sale around the same time :). I'm not sure if my little charms and plushies should have kitschy names or not? Or simply just be called what they are. If you have any ideas for names then drop me a message in the comments :)
Also, a quick reminder to ask you all if you could spare a couple of minutes to vote for my laptop skin over on infectious. That would be muchly appreciated :)
I've been super busy making coffee cup plushies today, so unfortunately I haven't had time to do my usual monday moleskine. I do have some good news however, my laptop skin has been put up for voting on infectious so it would mean an awful lot if you could jump over there and give me a heart, and maybe some nice comments too? Anyway, I'll be updating with my plushies tomorrow so watch out for them too :)
link if you want to check it out.
photostream at least, but if you have the time then check out her lovely lovely blog too :). As always, click on the thumbnails to go to the original artists page, and check out the rest of their lovely pieces!
So if you follow me on twitter you will of heard me mention a new feature on my blog for wednesdays; Wednesday Wallpaper. I really enjoy making repeat patterns so I planned on making a new wallpaper every week, but I think this might be a little too ambitious, so instead this feature will be monthly as that will give me the opportunity to keep this feature alive when I start my second year and become overloaded with work!
Decided to make a geeky wallpaper this month due to the fact I got my results for first year yesterday, and I did really well; I was 0.2% off getting a first :). I wasn't expecting to do half as well as I did, so this has given me the motivation to work extra hard next year, to hopefully get that first when I finish my degree :). Anyway click the image above to go to my flickr and download the pre-made background, or you can find a ready to tile version here if you prefer to roll that way ;). Enjoy, and feel free to leave me comments with what you think about this months wallpaper :)
Yesterday I went for a lovely walk with my boyfriend and our three gorgeous westies (collectively),and as the sun was being magical I decided to take a few photo's on my new canon ixus :). Plus the boyfriend sent me a lovely action to use on my photo's, so now they look extra summery! These are probably my four favorite images, but there's a few more over on my flickr so go and check them out! (:
diana dreamer for the first time today, and it inspired me to look for pieces with a similar minty green, and on my search I came across the whale piece on the sugar monster's photostream, and that then inspired the rest of the blue-ish colour images. I just think that this is a really gorgeous colour! Anyway, click on the thumbnails to go and view the rest of their work, and just enjoy!
blog and his flickr as I'm sure he'll be uploading some that he's made soon! Think I might try some soon too, after I've finished my lino cuts, and my diana mini film swap that is!
I got myself a new camera at the weekend, just a standard point and shoot compact camera, but it's super lovely. I've been after a new compact camera for a while now, and I've always had my eye on the canon ixus, and my boyfriend noticed this camera for £50 in the PC World clearance so I snapped it up, (not bad to say it's still £140 on amazon). I'm not really a pink person, but it does actually look super cute and not tacky looking, and I definitely can't complain with the price :). This camera takes super sharp photos, has so many features and is really easy to use. I'm completely in love with it already, and it's going to come in handy for mine and the boyfriends trip to london in August, and also my uni trip to New York in January!
I've borrowed the above image from here.
Also should be back on track with the blog this week, so keep an eye out for the many posts coming your way :)
Went for natural tones this week, not sure why, if anything I probably should of gone for bright colours due to the glorious sunshine. But I didn't. Actually I've just noticed I'm wearing similar colours today, and have lots of wooden bangles and a wooden ring on, maybe it was subliminal? Who cares :) Anyway all of these pieces are very lovely, so go and check them out in their full glory, and check out their owners photostreams by clicking on the images. Enjoy (:
I went on to watch the video after my last post, and that is just as good as the song and artwork so it deserves it's own blog post too :) I know it's a really simple video, but then again so was the artwork, I just really love it :). If I were to ever make a music video, I think I'd make something just like this! I'm feeling very summery now, hope you are too! (:
So I've just heard this song right now on spotify, I realise most of you have probably heard of it already but when I'm at uni with no television or radio I usually miss out on all the new songs! Anyway I saw the little preview of the single's artwork and I don't know why but I'm seriously in love with it. I just really love the grainy background which appears to be a multiple exposure but I can't quite make it out so maybe it's just a painted image, and the text looks really good too. I just think the whole thing looks really understated and I seriously love it :) Plus the song was really nice and summery so if you haven't heard it then go and listen to it here. I think this could be one of my favorite summer tunes this year (:
Anyway I want to apologise for the lack of posts this week, I'd like to say it's because I've been really busy but it's not. I think my creative mind melted during the really sunny days as I've been feeling so unmotivated to do anything recently, but I'm getting back on track so there will be some results coming your way soon. I bought some lino, and carving materials, along with cards and envelopes so I'm hoping to make some lovely greetings cards soon, and maybe even some limited edition prints too so watch out for them!
ps. remember I'm going to be doing a giveaway once I reach 100 followers so spread the word please (: