Saturday, 9 April 2016

Bunnyland crochet

When I opened my Bunnyland box from the wonderful Lucky Dip Club, I was excited to find a super cute crochet DIY kit by The Make Arcade! I had always wanted to have a go at crochet so I speedily began making my bunny themed cacti cosy. Originally I thought crochet would be difficult but it's actually really easy and addictive. I can't wait to start my next project.

I also LOVE all the goodies by Pony People that were included in my Bunnyland package. Especially the adorable stickers - I want to stick them everywhere!

Monday, 28 March 2016

*NEW* plant pal notebooks

I'm EXCITED to announce that I've made my first ever notebooks and they've arrived in my Etsy shop!!! They are perfect for you to fill with all your happy notes! Including lists, love letters, dreams, poems and stories.

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Letter writing paper - free printable

It's fun to write a letter and to receive one in the post! Instead of sending a text or email to your pals, why not send them some pretty snail mail?

I've designed this *free* spring inspired letter writing paper for you, which you can download here.

Print it out, write your letter and pop it in the post :)

Friendly reminder: This artwork is for personal use only and is protected under this license 

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Thank you for your support!

I just want to say thank you for helping me reach 200 sales in my etsy shop! I'm so grateful for your support which allows me to keep painting and making all the weird cute things.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Hand lettering process

For as long as I can remember I've always loved drawing and painting letters. In a time where computer generated graphics and typography are most widely used I find it more satisfying to create my lettering by hand. Although I digitise my lettering at the end of the process, I like the fact the hand rendered result is more expressive and unexpected to anything I could produce from scratch on the computer.

I like to work as spontaneously as possible so I rarely use a pencil to outline the letters. I prefer the unpredictability of painting with ink straight onto paper. My favourite type of ink to use is Parker Quink and I have lots of different size / shaped brushes that I work with. 

After I've painted the letters in my sketchbook I normally scan them onto my computer and import them onto Adobe Illustrator so I can clean up the lines and add colour. Then I add the lettering to my product designs and packaging that I make for my etsy shop. This lovely bear badge packaging is a good example.

Recently I've been making lettering designs completely from hand in my sketchbook which has been refreshing as it's not something I have been confident enough to do in the past. What do you think?