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Friday, 8 February 2013

need to blog.....?

Hi there, it's me, hope you haven't forgotten I exist??

I have had some rushed book work on recently, I can't blog about this as yet, and I have some steady book work on, which I can't blog about either? So art subject wise I am a little stuck.

However....I did do some work recently,(see right) which I thought was a good idea, only to be shot down in flames, as I think me and my hubby are the only people that like it??
I worked on some denim, to get some fantastic texture, and to include it in the clothing the guys are wearing! I gave it a caption of 'For he's a jolly good fellow' and thought it might suit a masculine card design????? But it seems not?  Too much texture possibly, too like book illustration?? I had loads more ideas to run with using this material?? Oh well, it was worth a try, what do you folks think?? No takers so far??

My one photo of the Spring Fair.
So feeling really fired up?? I headed to the 'Spring Fair' down in Birmingham, a huge fair that brings many of the countries Greeting Card companies together to sell their wares. I had a good look round, it was smaller than in past years I have been. I saw a few lovely people I know, had a word with a few of them, and came away feeling anything but fired up!!

Onwards and Upwards I say to myself, I have inspiration still up my sleeve, the day I run out of that, I shall know to pack in, but until then......out with the watercolours my girl, get sploshing about, always good fun!
Hope to see you here soon, let me know what you think about the above if you get chance?


  1. Hey there! Good to see you here again!
    I DO like the jolly good fellow art ~ though it does seem like a departure from what you usually do. If you layed that drawing amoung your other ones and asked me which one did someone else draw, I'd have guess the Jolly Guys! If that makes sense? The drawing is very fun and colorful; and a neat idea to do it on denim!
    Hope you are enjoying winter over there!
    We are having a "Blizzard" tonight, into tomorrow.... the weather people are REALLY embracing it! Keep Warm, and enjoy your art making! :)))

  2. Thanks Melody, it is very different from what I usually do, I agree, I was trying something different both in style and medium, I think it's good to sort of push yourself? I hope your blizzard wasn't too bad, we are getting images on the news of deep snow over your way! Post some pics if you are up to your ears in it tho? :)

  3. I wish I had known you were visiting the NEC, maybe we could have met up for a cuppa? I thought that the show was smaller but had some quality work. Your male card is lovely, not exactly mainstream but quirky and original. It is always good to try something new and out of your comfort zone.


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