Saturday, 27 March 2010

In a whirl!

Phew... I'm exhausted after the antics of the past two weeks so tonight George and I are treating ourselves. We're off to see the whirling dervishes from Turkey. I've always wanted to see them and they come to Greece at least once a year. Our seats are about 100 miles from the stage, but I still think it will be worth it!


These amazing images are from talented Turkish photographer Umut Kebabci.


Hope you're all off to do something nice this evening and again have a great weekend!

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Fabrics on sale now!

Firstly, sorry for my blog absence over the past couple of weeks. I am trying to get married in Greece and have fallen into a bureaucratic quagmire of gigantic proportions! The past couple of weeks have seen me running around all over Athens between various embassies, translation services and government offices whilst making calls to Australia (I am dual nationality British-Australian) in the wee hours. Add into the mix a number of medical appointments and it's all been a lot of fun and games to say the least!

Anyway, on to the exciting news! My Spoonflower swatches finally arrived and generally I'm pretty happy with them.



This means the following fabrics are now available in my Spoonflower shop:
Beach Hut
Bognor Spot in sand
Bognor Stripe in lemon pie
Spooner in watermelon
Spooner in sugar ice
Spooner in mustard
and
Spooner in artichoke

I will be making other colourways available very soon, and I will hopefully have a bit more time now to work on some new designs for you too, so watch this space...

Have a great weekend whatever you're doing!

Friday, 12 March 2010

Creative Outlets

If like me you are always on the lookout for new design-led ways to promote your work, then you might want to check out these 3 great websites that I discovered this morning.

First is 20x200, an online gallery for talented artists founded by Jen Bekman.


Jen opened her pocket-sized gallery on the Lower East Side nearly 5 years ago with the mission of supporting emerging artists and collectors, and she's made a name for herself doing just that. 20x200 takes the mission one step further, making art available for everyone.

Next up is Society 6, a platform for the world's artists and creatives to promote their work and connect with unique opportunities. Anyone can join.


Last but not least, is Envelop, a great website for graphic designers wanting to see their work printed on cotton items such as aprons, potholders, napkins and totes.


I will add a new links section at the side of my blog entitled 'Design & Sell' and will add more design-led promotion websites as I find them. And please do let me know of any you like too!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Prints to die for!!

These incredible prints were produced by Stukenborg. They are infact letterpress impressions of dice printed on a Vandercook 317!




The dice are arranged on the bed of the press, and the ink is rolled directly onto the face of the die for each impression. Amazing huh!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Friday Faves

Ice cream colours and watermelon (probably my favourite colour of all)... a taste of summer. I'm off to the mountains now. Have a great weekend whatever you may be doing!


1. Untitled, 2. Untitled, 3. stripes, 4. Day Six, 5. Feliz Natal, 6. Day Fifty Four, 7. flowerbeds, 8. Freshly washed clothes..., 9. Untitled

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Lola's Room giveaway

Don't miss a great giveaway treat this week. The very talented photographer Cassia Beck of Lola's Room is giving away an 8" x 8" print of one of her wonderfully wistful images. My choice 'Happy' is shown below.


Get on over to excellent blog Post Grad Haircut for details on how to enter!

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Spooner Tea-Towel

A tea-towel design based on my Spooner fabric. Anyone know somewhere I can get these produced inexpensively?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

BonBonKakku

I've just discovered BonBonKakku, a site which allows you to upload fabric designs for consideration for sale. Fabrics will be sold in their shop if they win enough votes. This is 'Spooner', my first submission.


So whether you're a designer or you just like ogling gorgeous fabric design, why don't you check it out!

Update: Sorry to say, but this site seems to have a lot of faults and does not operate properly. There is a similar site called Naked + Angry although as yet I haven't tried to upload anything. If anyone knows of any other similar sites, please leave a comment below :)

Monday, 1 March 2010

Cast your votes please!

Unashamedly, yet again, I am asking for you to vote for me in the Spoonflower Boba G2 Baby Carrier fabric design contest. I stand to win $500!


You can vote for me here. Hit the link that reads 'Vote For Your Favourite Nature-Themed Fabrics' at the bottom of the post and you will find me on page 6 of the selected 260 designs. To vote for me click on my design called 'Footprints'. You will see a green box appear around it to let you know it's been selected. You can select as many designs as you like, but to submit the votes you have to click through to the final page and hit save. Thank you!

Edit: Oh dear, seems I'm not stationery on page 6. If you can be bothered to scan through for me all the more thanks to you :)

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...

Here is my new range of 'Seaside' fabrics. Hopefully to be available on Spoonflower soon!


Top: Parasol, Beach Hut
Middle: Bognor Stripe
Bottom: Bognor Spot