Tuesday, July 30, 2013

3 new paper cuts

Here are the rest of my new prints on Etsy, thanks for your comments about my patterns!
it all helps!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Fire flies and blue tulip prints

I have been busy up skilling myself in the art of repeat patterns!  I have entered these 2 in the Spoonflower weekly competition, again it's really just for fun! (oh yes to my surprise I came in the top ten for my night horse design!)

Friday, July 26, 2013

new work

As all my fellow mothers in New Zealand know, it's the school holidays and this means dragging teenagers out of bed before lunchtime, feeding them when all they can find in the pantry are chippies (crisps) and doing piles of extra washing (heaven forbid their favorite pants are dirty!) in case you think I am a push over, I have been saying a lot of: you know where the oven is and you know where the washing machine is, have a go! Anyway, with sheer determination I have finished a collection of new art works with a distinctly abstract feel, more than usual for me, they where such fun to do, next week, schools back and it's back to working on licensing work. in a very quiet house!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Earthquake rocks Wellington

Yesterday evening at a bit after 5 New Zealand time an extremely frightening 6.5 earthquake hit us.
I am still feeling light headed, it's as if all that adrenaline is still flowing through my body, amazingly only a few of my knick knacks fell down, unlike some business such as supermarkets who have had to spend the day cleaning up. New Zealand is a wonderful place to live but sitting on a huge fault line is something we never learn to live with.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fabric printing

You may have been wondering where I have been getting all my fabrics printed!
Spoonflower is a fabulous, USA based company that will print your designs in any quantity on beautiful fabrics, decals, wrapping paper and more.
I don't sell any of my designs directly on their site yet but I am thinking it could be nice.
I have just entered their "horses" competition, I doubt I will win but it's been fun!
Here is my studio:

Friday, July 5, 2013

My town and My Zoo press out and play books!

Creating these 2 titles "My Town and My Zoo" for the fabulous publishers
TEMPLAR PUBLISHING are without a doubt one of the greatest highlights in my design career.
Not only are they lovely to work for, they trust me enough to let me take the lead. As you probably know by now, my passion is paper, in particular paper folding. These books have given me the opportunity to go wild. Sure, they where alot of work! (I illustrated all sides of the buildings and people etc) but what a blast! I would have loved these when I was a little girl, correct that, I have enjoyed arranging them so much, I think these will apeal to us grown ups too!These plus my fun board books titled "counting" and "first words" are available now to buy on Amazon!