Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Illustration wednesday

This week I wanted to interpret my illustration theme by sharing my great charity shop find from the other day. I've a bit of a habit of buying books from charity shops so much so I can't read them fast enough to keep up, but never have I bought seven books in one go! These books are part of the Penguin 'Great Journeys' series and are so lovely that just couldn't resist. I know I shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I'm just going to come right out and admit that I sometimes do. I love the limited use of colour and there is something about seeing a series of books all with a coherent style and composition that I find really satisfying.

Not only do they have beautiful illustrations on the front, they are also pretty teeny, so perfect for stuffing in your bag when you're out and about.

As I only have seven out of the twenty in the series I'm going to keep my eye out for the rest, but until then I will just have to start reading them :o)

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Christmas Cards & Buttons

Now the heat wave has well and truly passed and the nights are starting to to draw in, winter feels as though it's almost on our doorstep. I have been busy drinking tea, baking muffins and hand printing Christmas cards, the latter of which are now available to purchase from my etsy shop, along with a few more hand covered fabric buttons.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Illustration Wednesday

When looking through some old photos of my great aunts, I came across a little handwritten list of flowers and their different meanings. I don't know where it originated from and whether the meanings have any historical basis, but I thought it was a lovely little intriguing find and it inspired me to create some images that incorporated text. My plan was to make a whole series of them, but other projects have crept in and taken over, so I only have these two for now.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Illustration wednesday

Wow, a weeks gone by already. Time for another new image, this one is inspired by a visit to Rosan a traditional little French village in the Hautes alpes last summer. The beautiful winding streets were overgrown with wild hollyhocks popping up at every possible opportunity. I hope you like it !