Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween Doll Face!

In the end Percy has gone for simplicity.... I hoped to have given him a few more choices but freelance commissions and tutoring has allowed little time to take a breath this month! Trying to find a balance is so tricky and as winter nights draw in all one really wants to do is sit under squooshy blankets sipping winter soups with a good book. (Murakami's 1Q84 at the moment- highly recommend! Can't wait to finish and move onto the The Night Circus too).

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Lucky Percy

Another outfit for Percy! A Maneki Neko, literal translation beckoning cat also known as a lucky cat or money cat. Percy's borrowed the family vase for this one......

I have also had illustrations printed on greetings cards so I'll be putting them on Etsy daily this week too.

(This one is available as a print here)

Ooh and totally irrelevant but we booked out regular Christmas itchy feet jaunt, this year we're going to try out Brussels for the Brusselicious food festival so if anyone has any tips please let me know!!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Cat cushions - Curled Up Love Update

A wee update to the post about this design. As well as the print being available in the shop you can also purchase this lovely cat cushion from Ohh Deer right here

They're vegan and made with a super soft faux suede and come complete with the fibre insert. Completely machine washable at 30°C and hand made in the UK. The cushion has a stone coloured back cover - and zip fastening.

They measure 43 x 43cm a smashing size making a great gift for any cat lover!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Percy the cat puppet stars in Marionette musings...

Had a bit of time on a rare day between commissions and commitments to make Percy another outfit (one day I will stop drawing this damn cat I promise!). My background is in animation as well as costume design so combining it all is always a pleasure!

Available as a print here

Sunday, 7 October 2012

AOI Images 36 and busy busy times ahead...

Really proud to see Percy made it into the AOI's Images 36 this year! I went up to the private view on Tuesday at the beautiful Somerset House on The Strand. Some amazing work to be seen there so if you have time pop down as the exhibition's on until the 28th October.

I also visited the V & A's Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green while pootling around London. Great museum and a blast from the past. Go visit if you're in the vicinity for dollies, dolls houses, exquisite puppets, childhood art and heaps more. If you have little ones there's lots of interactive stuff too.

Percy's Halloween outfits got put slightly on hold as I have a busy month ahead filled with illustration and teaching but he will be back soon with more fancy dress frolics!