22 December 2010

21 December 2010

Another little treat for myself!
I discovered this Portuguese picture book by Isabel Minhos Martins and Madalena Matoso in the shop of the Modern Art Gallery in Edinburgh. Really loving the very bold and colourful illustrations!

15 December 2010

Of course, the one time I get to meet an owl in the wild, its a dead one. Very sad,but what a beautiful animal!
I treated myself to a picture book by the amazing Tomi Ungerer!
I love children's book illustration in the style of the 60's and 70's and I am particularly fond of this book, as it seems to be screen-printed, or made in some other kind of printmaking-technique. The story is about 3 criminals who start an orphanage, but that's what I love about children's books from that period, the stories just used to be so much more brave in content!
Anyway, if you havent heard of Tomi Ungerer yet, look him up right now, he is a legend!

New tote bags!

Bookmarket at Fruitmarket Gallery

Last week myself and some fellow artists shared a stall at the Bookmarket at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, which was the first of the kind and a fantastic event, which I hope will happen again in the future.
David Shrigley himself was there to give a talk about his work and I was dead excited to meet him!
Here some images of our stall, unfortunately not of David Shrigley.

More festive activity!

Here some images from Out of the Blue Christmas Market, Drillhall, Edinburgh, together with
Olly Paterson, Stuart Simpson, Aurora Cacciapuoti, Anna Clare Judd and Ashley Liv Jamieson ( you can find some of these artists' websites in my FRIENDS section).

One of my Christmas-card designs has been chosen for the collection of Edinburgh-Printmakers, together with fellow illustrator Eleni Kalorkoti and other amazing artists.

15 November 2010

I have just started screen-printing a wee calendar for 2011.
Time to plan all the fun things to do next year!

1 November 2010

7 October 2010

Last weekend my boyfriend and I went up to the Isle of Skye here in Scotland, which was totally awesome!
We have been there quite frequently over the last years, however, I have never had a chance to hike up to the Old Man of Storr in the north of the island. This place is absolutely magic, so I am sharing this journey here with you from the bottom til the top!

If you are not too busy this Sunday coming, why not pop by at the Magpie-market?

4 October 2010

The words tidy and artist's studio in one sentence may sound like a contradiction, but this is my studio after a huge tidy-up!
I'm sure tidy is debatable, but to me it's an achievement, especially after a very hectic summer. Most importantly, I feel I can go there and get my head around projects. Always with me, my dearest friend, the cuppa tea!

20 September 2010

Curiouser and Curiouser

This month an exciting new gallery opened up on Broughton Street in Edinburgh, called Curiouser and Curiouser. It is run by lovely Laura, who you can see in these pictures. The gallery has a really homely atmosphere and shows 2 dimensional as well as 3 dimensional work, and it is all very folk-art-based.
I am showing some of my prints as well as cards in there. I am especially pleased as the gallery also offers framing and I really like the frames they have chosen for my prints.
If you are down in the area, pop by, it is definitely worth a visit!
It is time for an update from the summer!
As I mentioned before, I had been working towards the 3d2d arts and crafts fair in Edinburgh, which takes place in the Westend in Edinburgh.
And the week before the fair began, I was also teaching a week of summer school in illustration. It was a pretty busy and hectic time, but also very exciting
At the fair I was lucky to be part of a really amazing group of artists, as we all shared as a collective a newly created space and had to work as a team to make it work . Overall it was a great opportunity to see how people react towards your work and to make contacts to galleries. All my work for the stall was screen-printed, which was mainly greetings-cards, mini-prints, some larger prints, brooches, badges and tote bags. I shared my space with 2 other artists and we experimented with different set-ups over the course of the 3 weeks, which was a good learning- experience, too. It was pretty exhausting, but after all you just need a nice cuppa tea to keep you going and it was certainly worth the experience!

Work process towards the 3d2d fair

Friends helping with last-minute packaging, screen-printing tote bags and window-hangings.

Illustration Summer School