Sunday, November 10, 2013

New tricks

I've been teaching myself a few new tricks this week using Illustrator and had fun yesterday combining some of them into a print. There's layers and transparencies in there, also some shape building techniques which have saved me a whole heap of time. I even managed to scan in some of my own printed textures and cut them to shape to add some more interesting textures.

The above image is being made into cards and will also be available as a print in my Etsy shop soon.

I could play and learn like this for hours but there are shops to fill and orders to get done, even on a Sunday.

L x

Monday, November 4, 2013

Town Farm Art Show

 Time to breathe a little life into my blog, to tell you about this years Town Farm Art Show. I'll be there again this year in just over 2 weeks and hope you can join us as we show our work in the beautiful setting of  Town Farm in Cheddington. Once again we'll also be selling refreshments in aid of the Rennie Grove Hospice.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

 While my blogging has taken a back seat I've been hard at it! New designs, new stockists and more to come.
 I also made a decision about my screenprinted work and am selling my exposure unit as I'm just not happy with the waste that is going down the drain from the chemicals required to expose screens. From now on all my screenprints will be solely from stencils and my inks will continue to be eco friendly and water based.
Talking of which I have a new toy which makes cutting detailed stencils a breeze.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pears and new prints

 The run up to xmas has been pretty frantic and so I've missed out posting these new designs. The first is a larger version of my Pear Print design with a gorgeous mustard background.
 This handprinted ModFlowers is normally on a bolster cushion but putting it on a square creates a greta banded effect.
and finally this is a neutral version of a ready made Swedish fabric that I use which is going down a storm over on Dawanda.

As we head towards xmas I'm counting the days till eldest is home from Uni (8 as of today) and praying that the snow we've had doesn't grind everything to a halt and block our journey.

I hope those of you that still read my blog are safe and well and looking forward to your own celebrations wherever you are xx

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pear Print Notebooks

I've been trying to get this design right for so long and then sometimes you just have to simplify it and it comes right.

Really pleased with how this looks and that Mustard colour is a winner!

The notebooks are available in my Etsy shop now and will be in my Not on The High Street shop next week!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Town Farm Art Show

 I am delighted to be taking part in the Town Farm Art Show in Cheddington in just two weeks time. This annual xmas event is a real gem and is hosted by artist Christine Bass who as well as showing her own original artworks and prints, has brought together a group of local artists from a broad range of disciplines.
As well as providing a unique xmas shopping event, all the profits from refreshments are donated to Ian Rennie Hospice at Home.

You can join us for a warm welcome from Friday 23rd 2 - 8pm, then Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 November 10am - 5pm

For more information about the artists and how to get there visit

Country Living Fair Ticket Winners

The names have been drawn and the winners Helen-S and Katscreamy have been contacted. Thankyou to everyone that entered and if you go, don't forget to stop by and say hello to Sue at BusyBlackbird :)
nice and professional don't you think ? ;) 

louise xx