Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Promotional Pack.

I am sending some of my work off to some publishers and have created some awesome (if I don't mind saying so myself) postcards as part of a promotional pack. I used and I was a little worried that they would arrive late - as I needed them by a certain date - but was very happily suprised to find they came just when I wanted them to! So happy! The quality is brilliant and the colours really stand out! I'm definitley using them again. Possibly for some stickers and business cards. The top image shows how I have held my postcards together- just using some paper with some handmade font on it. Simple but effective.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

If you go down to the woods today...

Here are some double page spreads that I have made for my portfolio. I know the last one isn't based in the woods/Jungle but it's a detailed double page spread so I couldn't leave it out!
I've been trying to be brave and using colours that you wouldn't always see in nature: purple tree trunks for example. I'm quite pleased with how it's turned out!

Tuesday, 8 January 2013


A few pieces for my portfolio inspired by my childhood and drawn from childhood photographs. 1.My sister and I at the beach. 2.My brother and Sister school photo. 3.My Mum and Odie (the dog) on the settea. ( To be painted).

Thursday, 3 January 2013


IN 2012: I quit the pound shop for another job. I went to London and had an amazing time and met the fantastic Viviane Schwarz. I drew as much as possible. Saw some great bands with great friends. I took place in a Zombie walk. Got my design printed on a comfy cushion. Lost my job but i'm perservering! I also drank a lot of coffee and spent time with my amazing friends.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year's Resolutions!

My New Year's Resolutions:

1.) Lose Weight! I would like to get to the weight I was in my second year of University (like in the image above). Being such a chubster at my height is really not good for my health and I aim to live till at least I best start looking after myself.

2.) READ MORE! I feel like i've not read a proper book in ages...I think the last set of books I read were the Hunger Games trilogy. I aim to go to a charity shop and pick 5 books of different genres and give them a read. ( The small amount of books: Under promise - Over achieve.)

3.) Send my work off to Publishers/Get published... this will be the tricky one. I aim to have my portfolio done by the end of January at the latest. I have a couple of people who are wanting to look at my portfolio, which is exciting but I need to make sure not to get my hopes up too much. It's hard not to sound cheesey saying this, but it really would be a dream come true to have a publisher like my work enough to want to publish it.

4.) Save up! I'm quite terrible with money...I do have a savings account so i'm going to make good use of it so that at somepoint I can go to France/Italy/Germany/Holland...i'd love to travel!

5.) Use my film cameras more/get films developed! I have quite a collection of old cameras and I would love to get some proper use out of them. Plus I have some films from a few years ago that I need to get developed...I think there are photos of my dog in the snow...

6.) Get a new job. This is quite an important one(...though if I work fast and hard enough I MIGHT get to enjoy resolution number 3...) as I need to pay for bills. Boo. I wish I could draw and paint all day.

7. Get out the house more. I'm quite lucky as I have quite a few events lined up: Download Festival, London to watch a few musicals and explore the city and a few music gigs! This is good, though I need to walk my dogs more and just explore Lancashire and my surrounding areas a bit it can be boring just sitting at a computer/desk all day dreaming of the fun things going on in the world. I think I will write a list of all the places to visit this year.

8. Hold an owl (or a vulture) I love all birds and would love to hold an owl.

I wish you all the best of luck with your resolutions and I hope you have a great year!!!