Affordable Art Fair New York 2013

3 Apr

Look out! – I’ve got work up all this weekend at the Affordable Art Fair in New Yoik….

The show runs from the 3rd-7th April at the Metropolitan Pavilion. More info and all the gumpf you could possibly need to know can be found here.

Brills!

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Felt baby name book for Dylan

22 Mar

I have made a felt name book for each of my nieces and nephews for their first birthdays. Here are some pics of the book I made for my nephew, Dylan who turned one this month…

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You can check out my other baby name books here.

Note to my brothers and sisters: please, no more nieces and nephews – well just ones with short names if you must. Also can you please make sure that their birthdays are not near my kids’ birthdays or Christmas or any other particularly busy times of year. Many thanks x

Bumps ‘n’ Babies HypnoBirthing

18 Mar

Now I’m not one to harp on about how amazing and empowering birth is (much), but having had two of pretty much the best birth experiences I have ever even heard of myself, this is a subject that is close to my heart…

I recently had the opportunity to do some branding work for a friend of mine who has started a new business doing HypnoBirthing. It was a lovely project to work on as she is such a good friend and it was one of the rare occasions when I get to design something that is exactly for people like me!

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I did a full branding job including cards, leaflets, banners, t-shirts and two websites. The websites are both made in WordPress, but this is the first time I have done anything like that beyond writing this blog. One of the sites is for the business itself and the other is a site exclusively for positive birth stories.

You can see the full site here and the birth story site here – and for the love of all things good, if you are pregnant, take a hold of yourself and go and read some positive birth stories – there really is nothing better!!

Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair 2013

10 Mar

Heads up – I will have work up for the Hong Kong Affordable Arts Fair from the 13th to the 17th March.
More info on the show including times and ticket prices can be found here.

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New York snow dome

2 Mar

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My husband and I have a new year’s resolution to get rid of at least one third of all our belongings this year. We have been doing a bit of reading up on minimalist lifestyles thanks to our friend Rosee and feel that this could be just the thing to help us simplify our lives a bit and gain some control over our ever increasing big massive mountain of stuff.
So far it has been a successful mission and we have managed to get rid of an obscene amount of stuff – but there is still a long ol’ way to go and it is getting more and more difficult. The first wave was easy; we went through each room picking out things that we didn’t actually want. It was amazing at how much we got rid of just doing that. There is a general rule that we are trying to work to which is: If we don’t need it and we don’t love it, it’s got to go. This is easy up to a point, but we are now at a stage where all of the things that we definitely don’t want have gone. The next phase seems to be getting rid of things that we neither need or love, but that have some sentimental attachment to us for whatever reason. There is SO MUCH of it!!
Needless to say there has been much rifling through old boxes here and delving into the past. I have found quite a bit of old college stuff, most of which has gone straight in the recycling box, but there is this one piece that it is going to be hard to say goodbye to…
Anyway, (*big breath*) it’s going in the bin and I am posting some pics of it up on here to make me feel less sad about it. This snow dome of New York is made out of cast resin set in a vacu-formed acrylic dome. It is filled with water, glitter and 100 individually painted miniature people. I made it from scratch and it took weeks to finish!

To be fair to the snow dome, I have been dragging it round with me for the last  13 years so it’s done it’s dues. Then just as I was having a little wobble about letting it go the other day, Jet sat on it, it cracked and all the water started spilling out. Problem solved!

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You can find out more about minimalism and decluttering your home and mind here.

Brussels Affordable Art Fair

22 Feb

Goedemorgen! Just to let you know, I will have work showing at this year’s Affordable Art Fair in Brussels. The show starts on 21st February and continues until the 24th. It will be hosted at the Tour & Taxis. More info and tickets for the event can be found here.

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Art Los Angeles Contemporary

22 Jan

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I will have work showing at the Art Palm Beach fair starting this week from the 25th-28th January in Florida. The show starts with a preview evening this Thursday.

More info and whatnots about the show can be found here.

Obviously I would be there myself, but it’s swimming lessons on Saturday mornings, so…

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