Saturday, 22 March 2014

Update... bird flowers, fabrics and tattoos

I finished the last in the series of three bird flowers inspired by the North Norfolk coast. This final sleeping family are Sandpipers. You can see the three together below.(click on the images to zoom)

My fabric samples from Spoonflower arrived this week too, really pleased with how successful the tiling was. A little scared to chop it up! But new products using these rockabilly cat fabrics will be available in the shop soon. You can also buy the fabrics via Spoonflower.

I was at Clutter City on Saturday at Norwich Arts Centre,  a lovely day and it was nice to be in the foyer for a change. There was a cake stall opposite which was a bit dangerous but oh my, cheese and chilli shortbread, what a treat. Check out Mountain Bakery.

After Clutter City we jumped in the van for a music weekender in Northampton, Bedlam Breakout. My friend had her stall there for Last Gang Emporium so I spent most of my money before I even got to the bar. Lovely new Sourpuss dress though and went very well with my ears! (excuse the glamorous travel lodge backdrop!) We saw some great bands including The Black Cat Boppers and The Moonshine Stalkers who were ace.

This was also an amazing week for cancer charities with over 2 million raised at this point. I saw a lot of lovely ladies miss the point a little and post pictures of themselves looking beautiful as always but forgetting to add the number to text and donate so Percy stepped in for a little reminder!

My mother has been asking for a standalone illustration of Tattoo Lou from the Circus Cats print so feeling a little under the weather yesterday all I was fit for was doodling tattoos all over pussycats. A welcome break from a hectic week of working on a ton of illustration for Zambian education.

I also received an invite to the  Private View for the SCBWI Illustrator showcase which I am really proud to be in and coincidentally this is the circus cats again.(you can see Candyfloss Joss peeking out from the second row down!) If you're in London come along, it's alongside the London Book Fair so there will be lots to do!

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Spring time Exhibition

 Next month I shall be in an exhibition at Wymondham Arts Centre which I am really looking forward to! Here is the flyer and if you're in the vicinity please stop by!


It's a collaborative exhibition with Amelia Bowman who makes beautiful collagraphs, Janet Bowman's wonderful sculpture and Gavin Robbie's magical photography. Amelia describes it as an exhibition to make you smile and it really will be a wonderful way to really feel it's Spring at last!

Above is just a taster of some of the images, I am working on a new piece on the theme of the bird flowers as well as some more craftscapes. 

Oh and this is Holly Golightly pussycat lady Hepburn!  I adore Breakfast at Tiffany's and couldn't get this daft lady out of my head after revisiting it recently. It is available in the shop here as a high quality print on lush Hahnemühle fine art paper for any Audrey fans.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Happy Pancake Day!!!

I have done my pancake making chores this morning! (gave my son the salt cellar thinking it was sugar, whoops, luckily it went well with maple syrup apparently!)  I'm on a sugar detox at the moment and was surprised to find that marmite and tomatoes on pancakes is rather nice. Percy the cat has got the wrong end of the stick here but they sure look good! This little watercolour will be sent free with the first order today, I don't often sell originals so it could be a bit of a bargain depending on what you purchase! -


I recently finished a commission to illustrate these two Spanish kitties Rasca and Pica. A slightly more natural take which was an absolute pleasure.

This was the original image to work from. It must be nice to have creatures that clearly love each other so much unlike our two bickering fluffbags - 

I am always open to ideas, collaborations and commissions so just drop me a line for a chat about anything or even just to say hi! - ellajanegoodwin at gmail dot com

I'm also working with iSchool Zambia again this month to create illustrations for schools which is such a fulfilling project that I am really proud to be a part of. Here is a snapshot of some of the zillions of illustrations from last year! Simpler than my personal work due to speed of putting them together but great fun nonetheless!