Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Paper Crave

I just found out from a fellow blogger that my gocco prints were featured this week on the Paper Crave blog, take a peek here.  It was a nice surprise and thanks Kristen for featuring my work.  I am busy working on some new designs at the moment and hope to get goccoing again very soon....

Sunday, January 22, 2012

(Suit)case Histories

Here are those luggage labels I mentioned in my previous post.  I have had these for a long time and they came from my late great uncle Robert along with lots of other ephemera from his travels abroad in the 1950's.  I have one of his old suitcases too which has remnants of labels stuck on it and I find it fascinating to imagine all the destinations he visited back then.  I love the design and typography on these old labels and I think the Norwegian viking is particularly fun!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Destination Weddings

I recently worked on some illustrations for Destination Weddings Magazine in the US and they are just published in the Jan/Feb issue.  I always enjoy working with them, well who doesn't love a wedding!

I love old luggage labels too and it was fun to draw some for this.  I have a small collection of labels which I recently rediscovered in one of my old boxes of 'treasures' so I'll scan them in and post them up here soon...

Monday, January 16, 2012

Illustration Friday - Prepare

This little illustration is just published in Woman & Home and I thought it would be a good fit for this week's IF topic.  It will soon be that time of year to start preparing for the gardening year by sowing seeds... I really enjoy gardening but lately all I seem to be cultivating is weeds! 
I'm hopeful to get the garden back on track this year though so we can all get outside and enjoy it...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

Here's a recent illustration for Woman and Home, apparently you can help flowers open with the aid of a hairdryer.  I can't say I've ever tried it but it's amazing what you learn in this job!
On the subject of flowers one of my cacti is in full bloom, so I thought I'd post a pic to add a dash of sunshine to cheer up this stormy January day!