26 June 2013

midsummer update

Isn't this pretty? I love the crinkliness.

So, I've been busy studying and drawing and studying and drawing. And, six months in to the year, on midsummer's day, I achieved my New Year's resolution for, I'm pretty sure, the first time in my life. (My resolution was to make something to sell - deliberately vague.)

Do a little search for greeturchin on the deigners tab of Spoonflower, and you'll see my Midsummer Night's Dream design, entered in the fabric of the week contest this week, and available now as fabric, wallpaper and giftwrap. (Yay!)

In the absence of a job or any design briefs or confidence, I'm using competitions and contests as my clients. Adobe Illustrator isn't the most intuitive package, and I know from my days in publishing that if you don't use it - and use it every day - you lose it. So the weekly Spoonflower contests, as well as some others, seem like a good way to discipline myself into frequent illustrating.

And to keep a track of my nascent digital skills, I've started a little online portfolio here.

So, sorry I've been a bit absent lately. To be honest, though I love writing, I was even starting to annoy myself. So I'm guessing below par wisecracks about cake, children and knitting were probably getting a bit old for you too. Thanks for being kind enough not to say so though.

But if you'd like to follow what I'm working on, do link up with my fledgling portfolio.

There's an Etsy shop in development too (as soon as I have cards to put in it, which could be soon or could be... ummm... never at this rate). Just don't buy any Christmas cards from anywhere else yet is all I'm saying (as if you were buying Christmas cards in June anyway).

So, now that you're all in the loop-dee-loop, ta ta for now, and enjoy your Summer.


  1. Wow, they look amazing. Such lovely creations :)

  2. 1. You were NEVER boring!

    2. I like what you're doing design wise, and eclectic is good while you're feeling your way toward your aesthetic :)

    3. Don't stay away too long x

  3. Well I for one love your knitting and general life posts. I hope you're not away for too long! But if you are, have a lovely summer xxx

  4. I have missed you my dear and am never tired of reading your witty words, you always make me laugh.
    Glad you are enjoying yourself and I look forward to seeing all your lovely designs.

  5. I've missed your posts to brighten my day, no signs of boredom here!
    Well done you with all your designing! I love the horse design you made.

  6. I've missed you too and I am so happy to see you back and creating!


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