Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Wally Dugs and Miniature Portraits

Quite a lot of my professional working life these days is taken up making birthday cards and presents for lurved ones - you really can't buy a card for someone when that's supposed to be your speciality. Nearly all of this output however has a second life as a reproducible card designs, killing two birds with one handy stone!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Details to Follow

I'm most pleased to be showing ceramics and original drawings at the Gin Palace Collective's second pop-up shop on the 10th-11th of April, an extravaganza of fashion, product design, illustration, jewellery and much more from the world of scottish design and visual communication. Back in November, I exhibited at the first Gin Palace event, which focused largely on emerging talent gleaned from degree shows, and it was a genuine pleasure to be part of something so well curated and professionally run by three great people (Leah and Ruth Black and Greg Reid). This time around, the pop-up shop will showcase the work of established designers alongside young whippersnappers like myself, and will run for the duration of the weekend (previewing on Friday the 9th, email me if you would like to come...'tis invite only). A new and very central venue in empty retail space will form the back drop to what should be a dazzling event! For all the details, click thee here and here for a full list of exhibitors.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Final Installment

Woohoo! Just finished the Living Room project's fifth and final illustration.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Cards What I Have Made Today

'Tis Mother's Day on Sunday so in honour I've made a card depicting mother and daughter relations in the animal kingdom. Not quite sure what species those ones on the right hand side are, mind you. And a birthday card above that, croc themed as you can see.

Thursday, 11 March 2010


oh I do like to be beside the seaside, oh I do like to be beside the sea

Going Bananas

My good friend, eminent video artisto Rachel Maclean, has a very illuminating interview in Amelia's Magazine at the moment - you should most definitely have a read - but first I recommend you go to her website for an eyeful of her work!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

My Hometown

Latest small town installment!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Birthday Fush

Birthday card for the mother. I trust she won't be checking this before tomorrow.

Home Sweet Home Comes Down

After its small but perfectly formed residency at the Maisonette, Home Sweet Home closed its floral curtain on Sunday, and will shortly be boxed up (what remains of it) and taken home to my sweet (and sadly temporary) home... Soon to be found in different locations - such as my Etsy store- more on that later no doubt. However, today I was delighted to discover the appearance of this small feature in the List magazine off the back of said show (also the first of a series of features profiling work from Central Station) And the troubadors of Made in the Shade have written this post-show eulogy on their blog, complete with some arty snapshots of the installation (and one of myself, mid-banter, euch.) It's been a fruitful and interesting experience, which has made me want to search out similar opportunities to exhibit in this way... so, eh, like, watch this space! ken?

Next Installment of Living Room

Here, finished today, is the 2nd illustration from the Living Room project I'm working on. Voilà, la-di-da, et cetera!