If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I’ve been taking part in the 100 day project. I’ve committed to creating 100 animal illustrations, and though I’ve missed the odd day, I’m doing my best to stay on target!
Every 10 illustrations I’ve been running a competition to give away one of the illustrations. This is my first foray into giveaways, and to be honest I wasn’t sure my modest following would be interested, or would be actively annoyed by posts that appeared a bit spammy and self-promotional. So it’s made me step out of my comfort zone and put myself out there in a very different way than before.
Inspired by some other makers, I’ve also added the most popular of the illustrations to my etsy listings, just in case someone who didn’t win had their heart set on a sock wearing spider.
I’m currently offering to give away one of these beauties, from days 31-40. Go to my Instagram page for more details!
My stickers arrived while I was in gorgeous Zaragoza for a work trip (it’s lovely, visit!) and I got to use them for the first time posting my latest giveaway order. I’m pleased with the results though I think the colour balance might need a review.
I’m also planning on doing a mass polka-dot session on my kraft paper stash, because you can never have too many polka dots, and then I think my packaging revamp will be all done. Very satisfying.
Yesterday’s Myddleton Road Market was utterly gorgeous. All of the lovely locals were out in full force, and I met some very talented and clever fellow artist/makers.
Enjoying a cheeky half courtesy of Bohem Brewery and basking in the long awaited sunshine, I was hit with some inspiration; I’m going to FINALLY spring clean my stock, and spruce up my branding and packaging which I’m at it.
I love my multi-image business cards, but have long hankered after a logo, something punchy and bright and simple. I’ve been working on some in quieter moments but none of them were setting my world on fire, then when my Ink & Word paintings got such a warm reception at the market I had a proper lightbulb moment. The result were these:
I know I’m biased; but I LOVE this design. I feel like it really encompasses what I’m all about. Whales: check; ridiculous colours: check; ink: check check check.
These were made with painting scraps and a nifty white gel pen. But when I get home I’m feeling inspired to create a digital version and send off the design to the lovely people at Moo who can turn these into some spiffy stickers.
I’ll wait until those arrive to unveil my full revamp, as this blog post is beginning to ramble. Don’t forget I’ve got a couple of markets this summer, do come and say hi, it is so satisfying meeting internet people in real life!
11th June Duck Pond Market, Lauderdale House, Highgate
2nd July Myddleton Road Market Summer Festival