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Library Finds #1

I’m sorry I havent posted in a while! I have been working away but I don’t seem to be able to finish any projects, as soon as I get close to finishing I get distracted and move onto something else…. So whilst I try and get over this strange and unproductive habit I’ll show you some of the awesome books I’ve picked up recently from the library where I work:

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Wall Maps

So a couple of these pieces have been getting a lot of attention on Etsy this week – I think thanks to the awesome new homepage feature which allows everyone a personalised homepage showing featured items that are relevant to them! Then I realised I hadnt actually made a blog post about these maps which I finished a few months ago.

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South Bank Wall Hanging

I wanted to make something really amazing, without worrying about time constraints which is always a massive issue when selling hand stitched products. I want to make work that is affordable to everyone, but at the same time I have a massive compulsion to hand stitch everything! So I usually compromise by combining hand with machine stitching, painting, applique, or trying to make the pieces as simple as possible (that last one…. never happens!) But for once I just wanted to stitch some maps for the love of it, and so I made these wall hangings. They are a much higher-end product than I would normally spend time on but I just love how they turned out!

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South Bank Wall Hanging

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South Bank Wall Hanging

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Euston Wall Hanging

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Euston Wall Hanging

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Euston Wall Hanging

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Marble Arch Wall Hanging

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Marble Arch Wall Hanging

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Marble Arch Wall Hanging

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Piccadilly Wall Hanging

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Piccadilly Wall Hanging

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Piccadilly Wall Hanging

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Darlunio 2014 – Penarth Pavillion’s Contemporary Illustration show!

Some of my work is currently being shown at Penarth Pavillion in the Darlunio Exhibition – a collective Illustration show featuring a variety of contemporary illustrators from around Wales.

I like to focus my work on a particular location and I really wanted to make new pieces for the exhibition so I just had to use Penarth as my inspiration! Given that i’ve lived here for a year now, this was a perfect excuse!

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I was really impressed with the work of the other artists in the show, most of whom i wasnt familiar with previously. I dont have room for everyone, but here are a few of my favourite pieces (if you want to see more…. well i guess youll have to come to Penarth!)

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Natalie Griffiths

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Suzanne Carpenter

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Philip Morgan

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Sarah Edmonds

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Julien Decaudin

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Sue Shields

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Colin Kersley (Alternative Aethetics)

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Matt Joyce

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Ian Watson

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Chris Harrendence

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Yankee Scans

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book making session

For our new project ‘print is dead’ im making books to sell on Etsy. easy!

My theme (at the moment) is maps and im just trying out a few different things

3rd notebook

^^^this is the first one im really happy with, im thinking of turning it into a guidebook for london with space for the owner to write in and stick in their own bits and pieces…

book 2 

book 3 back

book 3 side                      

map books

book 4 

^^this ones in progress, its taking AGES

flat paper

^^this is my way of flattening paper in my room….lol

ideas book

stitch ideas

^^ some sketchbook ideas….

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