Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A (not so) brief hiatus...

Due to the impending new arrival I'm planning on starting my maternity leave at any moment (just as soon as I've finally cleared my desk...) so won't be taking on any new commissions or posting updates until the autumn. Do email with any requests for the end of the year though, and I'll be in touch as soon as the tiny overlords allow.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Change of Address Cards

As I've mentioned before, I'm quite convinced that having your own bespoke stationery is the utter height of elegance and sophistication. Imagine being so fancy that you don't have to write your address on the top of the paper each time you settle down to your correspondence! (Probably with a china cup of Early Grey at your elbow, as you pen charming thank you notes for recent soirĂ©es at which you were highly diverted by bon mots from the cream of society.) (I have, quite possibly, over thought this.)

Anyway, if you're moving house (or have recently moved and your Royal Mail redirect is about to end and you really don't want to have to renew it) maybe consider some bespoke change of address cards from my Etsy shop! These are customisable to various degrees: blank (still have to write your own address - the humanity!), printed with your new address above my illustration featuring a row of beautiful homes, or printed with your address and a custom portrait of your new house. 

Something to suit every budget and which will look perfect stuck to the fridges of your friends and family to make sure all your Christmas cards get to the right place in the future!

Friday, 13 November 2015

House Portraits

As I've said before, I much prefer drawing portraits of houses to people... houses don't mind if their windows are a bit wonky or you've made their roof slightly peaked. They don't tend to care whether you've got the exact ombre of their brickwork or if you've taken a bit of artistic license with the girth of their chimneys...

Building portraits are also the perfect gift for those people you know who've just moved into their dream home, your parents who are downsizing from the family house to a bijou flat, the just-married couple who spent months finding the perfect wedding venue and would love a permanent reminder, or that chap who's really far too attached to his shed... Really, they're the perfect gift for all!

Commission your very own portrait by visiting my Etsy shop, or email me to discuss options. 

Monday, 2 November 2015

Christmas Cards + free postage!

As Hallowe'en is now officially over and our pumpkin lantern (affectionately referred to as Mr Pumpy) is slowly deflating in the time-honoured fashion, it's probably acceptable to start thinking about Christmas. Only thinking, obviously, and maybe doing a tiny bit of pre-emptive shopping and planning; I fully endorse saving all the proper festivity and excitement until December.

But to ensure that December has ample time for the important things (drinking anything mulled, plotting wildly inappropriate Secret Santa gifts for colleagues, Lindt chocolate balls, planning what to get in the sales, trying to decide whether you do actually like mince pies, gathering around the piano for a good carolling, locating the festive axe to chop down the tree - delete as appropriate) I also endorse the early purchase of a few lovely Christmas cards from me to share the festive spirit with your nearest and dearest. And if you do them nice and early you can be frugal with a second class stamp!

A mere £3 each for a beautiful, large, square, heavyweight textured card, featuring one of my original illustrations with a kraft envelope. Plus I'm offering free delivery on Christmas cards to UK addresses throughout November with the code NOV15. The link to my Etsy shop is above, or you can click here.

Deck the Halls

Merry and Bright

Mistletoe Kisses

Snow on Snow

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Hallowe'en Familiar

Happy Hallowe'en! Hoping you are all accompanied by a familiar as sinister and slinky as my Vincent Noir as you go about your trick or treating. And if you're not, the situation can be easily remedied by purchasing a beautiful greetings card, framed or unframed giclee print from my shop featuring his furry face...

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Twinkle twinkle little sticker...

A veritable constellation of pinky purple stars to illuminate the correspondence of some lucky little girls. I'm sure that having bespoke stationery is one of the signs of true sophistication. (My mother still has some of the very elegant blue notepaper she had printed after her wedding, despite now living somewhere else. And being divorced.)

Also featuring some exciting new packaging. The arrival of new sheets of beautifully printed stickers was probably one of the highlights of my month, if  not year. 

Custom notecards similar to these will eventually make it into my Etsy shop (now open again and slowly being restocked) but if you're interested in any in the meantime, do email me. They'd make lovely Christmas presents, and might increase the likelihood of a thank-you note (Grandmas... I'm talking to you...)

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Tiny Portrait Gallery


Quick round-up of some of the portraits I've been working on over the summer and not got round to posting... Portraits are usually available via my shop, but as it's (slowly) being renovated at the moment please do email me if you'd like a chat about one instead.