Thursday, 4 February 2016
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
I'm proud of how far I've come during this year & I'm working hard to make my work better all the time! If you've read this blog / liked / commented / shared my photos on social media or bought something from my shop thank you so much for supporting my little independent business in 2015.
I'm taking a break from my etsy shop over Christmas. I'll be closing for the festive season on Thursday 17th December & I will post my last orders out ** First Class** on Friday 18th December so they should get to you in time for the big day (UK orders only).
My shop will open again in the New Year!
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Shopping for art materials is so much fun! I'm really lucky that I live just outside of London so I have plenty of art shops close by. I normally make a special trip every few months to stock up on supplies.
Here are my favourites that I like to visit:
1. Atlantis Art Materials
Basement, 16-28 Tabernacle Street (entrance via Bonhill Street)
London, EC2A 4DD
Nearest tube station is Liverpool Street or Old Street
Has all the supplies I use regularly & it's the closest to where I live so I shop here the most often. I'm always impressed by how reasonably priced everything is too, especially their inks!
2. Shepherds inc. Falkiner Fine Papers
30 Gillingham Street, Victoria, London, SW1V 1HU
Nearest tube station is Victoria
This shop sells the most amazing range of handmade papers and bookbinding tools / materials. They used to have a shop close to Holborn station but I can't find it anymore....maybe it closed down but they have another store in Gillingham street.
3. Intaglio Printmaker
9 Playhouse Court, 62 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0AT
Nearest tube station is Elephant & Castle
You need to visit this place if you love printmaking! If you're looking for high quality, specialist tools / inks / paper this is the shop to visit. I bought my boyfriend some lino cutters & a heavy roller from here a few years ago, it was expensive but so worth it.
4. London Graphic Centre
16-18 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JL
Nearest tube station is Covent Garden
Obviously I couldn't miss this shop from my list! This is the place I go for a lot of my pens, pads & paints. I used to come here most regularly when I was a graphics student.
5. Cass Arts
67 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AB
Nearest tube station is Angel
Another awesome art shop & they have other stores outside of London.
Let me know if you have any of your own art shop recommendations in the comments :)
Saturday, 21 November 2015
I think all of my customers are really nice so I thought I'd tell them by popping these new business cards in with their etsy shop orders. The cute puppy wearing a jumper is one of my daily paintings from my small travel sketchbook & I painted the hand lettering separately. What do you think?