Lost Plots

— influences, inspirations, illustrations, design, crafts, writing, music.

I’ve just finished the Introduction to Screenprinting course at the Bluecoat and absolutely loved it, I have caught the printing bug from our great teacher Mandy Hills, she’s got the skills! I think the print room is my new favourite place to be!

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I have recently illustrated and designed the flyer/poster for the brand new Summer Arts Market event! This is a 2 day arts market held at Liverpool’s St. George’s Hall and organised by Open Culture. If it is anything like the Winter Arts Market it will be well worth a visit! Over 100 maker and artist stalls and workshops running all weekend, it’s a crafty extravaganza! I can’t wait!

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Boo!

Ah Autumn is definitely my favourite time of year, spooky films to watch, capes to wear, berets to doff, leaves to kick what’s not to love! I now have a halloween postcard pack for sale in my etsy shop to get in the spirit of the season! 

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I have recently illustrated and designed the artwork for the Winter Arts Market held every year at St Georges Hall Liverpool. Not only was it a great honour to be commissioned to create for this but also drawing crafty girls riding on lions is a lovely way to spend your time! The fair is a 2 day event hosted by Open Culture, it’s a great place to do your Christmas shopping and I can’t wait to take part!

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I absolutely loved reading  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, so much so I had a little attempt at illustrating scenes and quotes from the book. I think the idea of a black and white circus was bound to appeal to me as a lot of my drawing is strictly monochrome. To see more of the cards please check out my etsy page

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Long time no writey, I have been a busy little bee this year, crafting, drawing and designing. I had a little go at my own craft fair which was very very hard work! These are a couple of examples of the posters I created for them.

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Artwork for a competition I have entered. Based upon the Florence and the Machine song  ’Only If For A Night’. I used various ink drawings mirrored to create a surreal, dreamlike, through the looking glass feel. The drawings all coming together into the shape of a moth as a symbol of the nocturnal.

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I have been very busy drawing and designing Valentines images but took a break because today I got a new camera!

A spooky, melancholy Sefton Park photographed today…

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I have finally set up an Etsy shop and have been busy computering away when really I just want to draw!

But here are the first fruits of my labour, postcard packs on sale! A Halloween themed set of 5 and a Roald Dahl quotation 5 card set. I can’t resist the postcard, collecting, framing and sending, and it was such a thrill when my very own illustrated cards arrived.

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A new tote bag I’ve been working on, I love the old black and white horrors, especially Elsa Lanchester as the bride of Frankie (but Elsa he just wants a friend!) This was a sketch I did then machine embroidered onto fabric. Lots more to come!

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