Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Some Recent Commissions Of Canines

Hello,

Hope you're having a lovely week so far.
I've been busy with other projects of late, so not been too great at keeping up with the blog.
So to make up for it, here are a few of the gorgeous canine commissions I've had the pleasure of working on.
Meet, Malakia, Ella and Flora.
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Monday, 14 July 2014

Decorate With Flowers, Tigerprint And Some Gardening

Hello and welcome to a new week.
A few weeks back I entered the Tigerprints Floral Wrap competition, where I was a runner up!
My prize was the fabulous book Decorate With Flowers by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring.
Thank you all above : )

So armed with the book and a garden that resembled a small jungle (we have a bamboo issue) I managed to cobble together a mini bouquet from the flowers I could find.
They are now happily sitting on my desk and being used as inspiration for some drawings and pattern making.
Here's some of the results.

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Friday, 11 July 2014

Dogs And Matisse!

Hello there,

I was meant to post this last week, but the time has flown and here I am 5 days later!
Last weekend I went to see Matisse Cut-Outs at Tate Modern. 
What a total joy, it was.
Ever since my collage days I have been a huge admirer of his work.
Colour, pattern, the subject matters, what's not to love.

To see these pieces in the flesh, the scissor marks and drawing pin holes that go into making them was utterly fabulous.
The scale of some works were huge and lost none of the appeal.

If you can, go. It won't disappoint.

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Friday, 4 July 2014

Happy 4th July

Happy 4th July from myself and these guys.
They've decided to don hats and do the conga to celebrate.
Have a super one too x x x


Monday, 30 June 2014

Dog Doodlings And Pattern Making

Hello,
Hope your weekend was a fabulous one and the sun was out for you.
I'm starting the week off with some dog doodlings and pattern making.

Here's a beagle and a french bulldog relaxing in their garden.

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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Mutts & Hounds Collaboration

I'm so thrilled to be able to announce my recent collaboration with Mutts & Hounds.

For those of you that aren't aware of M&H (where have you been ; ), they are a British company who make "stylish and quintessentially English products for hound and home".

Founded in 2011 by Laura Gough, the company and range of products has grown and received much attention and recognition. As well as the products being available in a number of boutiques up and down the country they can also be found in Harrods of Knightsbridge, Selfridges and John Lewis.

Needless to say I was totally thrilled when approached by Laura to design the repeat.

The print contains some of Mutts & Hounds favourite breeds, which include - a Bulldog, French Bulldog, Labrador, Fox Terrier, Beagle and a Border Terrier. The design in available in two colours and on a variety of products that include, donut dog bed, cushionstea towels and tote bags to name a few.

As well as the fabric, I was also commissioned to produce two canine portraits that would be used as hangers for Mutts & Hounds new scarf range that will be on sale 1st August.

Pop over and take a peek at the new range as well as all the other stylish products for canines and humans.

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(all images belong to Mutts & Hounds)







Final Design




Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A Spotty Tattooed Greyhound For Midweek

Bonjour!

In between commissions here's a spotty, tattooed greyhound for midweek.
Hope the suns out for you.

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