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New Cushion Collection

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Hello everyone, I’m sorry for being a stranger of late…It’s been a busy few months initially finalising my MA and more recently working on a large textile collection with my agent Xander Kastroma, for our client (I can’t say too much at the moment-but all will be revealed before long).

Prints have been based around my 2015 ‘Tree of Life & Growth’ illustration which has been inspired from the fantastically quirky and somewhat naive illustrations from medieval beasturies and adapted characters (developed from my drawings at the Grant Museum of Zoo-ology UCL).

A classic, yet quirky and contemporary series to add colour, character and life to the space they are placed in…
They’ll be available to purchase from my Etsy Shop and commercial clients in a few weeks.

Anyway here’s a sneak peak of the mood boards, inspiration and concept for the cushion collection…

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NHS Commission

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Nice popping onto Twitter and seeing my interactive wallpaper (NHS commission) in the background of the baby gym at the James Wigg Practice (Kentish Town).

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Book of Anthologies

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Finally beating the creative block…first page of the book of anthologies for my final MA  piece coming along nicely.

“My daughter has Flat Pig. A toy I was not fond of as it is visually lacking. She was given it when she was born. It is still loved very much and she is now 10 years old. Among all the cute teddies and other cuddlies for me it was an odd bond. However, now I love it too. Flat Pig still lacks for me any visual impact but as she loves it so much and when i look at it i see beyond the toy and can visualise her playing, cuddling, chatting to it. I will also confess Flat Pig has stood the test of time among all the toys we own. I have put him away to give cute teddy a chance and hope she bonds with my favourite bear among her bears. Only days later to be asked by a very worried face ‘ I can’t find Flat Pig’ and had I seen it. I can post his picture later too. He is currently being cuddled by her fast asleep arms.

When asked why he is so special I was simply told ‘ …because he is Flat Pig’. In a way that also said ‘…can’t believe you asked me that, can’t you see it!?’.”

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‘My Flat Pig’

Commissions

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Beautiful hand collaged birds created by 7 & 8 year olds in a recent workshop I facilitated for a large-scale commission piece.
I am now tracing the drawings on Illustrator (40 of them by hand) to create a large composition print which will go up in a public space (I’ll reveal all after next Wednesday).

But I just think the children’s work looks so lovely and the crisp lines created from tracing give them a really graphic, clean edge..I’m so happy and excited by the unfolding results!

 

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My first Narrative

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Hi everyone, my apologies for being so quiet of late, I have been studying for an Illustration MA and between studying and teaching I have been working non-stop up until now.

Anyway, below is a look at my first ever narrative project (a story aimed at girl’s aged 7-9) called ‘Kitty And The Crocodile’, it is a story of friendship and acceptance, designed to be emotive and sweet.

After I finish my course in September it is my aim to publish it as an e-book and a one-off, sensory textile book with hand embellishment.

It still needs a bit of development and extra pages, but here’s a trailer…

‘Kitty And The Crocodile’

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Roaring Twenties, Illustrations

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Putting together Illustration series for my MA research project, focusing on androgyny, 20’s and the Flappers.

Flapper’s up the Empire State Building….

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A walk in the park……(note the matching coats which have been inspired from 1920’s lift from Selfridges.

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Animal Alphabet A for ‘Alpaca’

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I want to create an animal alphabet print…I’ve barely had time to breathe the past couple of months with the Hand & Lock prize for embroidery finalist round, starting my MA and teaching.

Last night and this evening I put some time aside to make a start and I’m aiming to be finished in good time so the prints are available before Christmas. 14681823_10154199853457982_3843523074401151480_n.jpg
Meet a happy little letter A for Alpaca (colour and letter to come ;))