Thursday, 17 February 2011

New Work On Society6

Yesterday I uploaded a few new pieces to Society6. Each piece is available on stretched canvases of various size as well as iphone, ipod and ipad skins and cases, laptop skins and on T-shirts and hoodies. Here are a couple of examples of each...












Whales & Waves My Art Nouveau-esque whales. The estate agent who came to inspect us the other day said they reminded him of his life in New Zealand. I think that's rather lovely. And he thought the house was better than when we moved in too. He can have cake next time he comes.












Hey Little Bird, Fly Away Home, looking sleek on laptop and ipone skins. The name's from a line in a Tom Waits song that had been going round and round in my head for days when I was designing this. And now it's back again.













And the Love Birds, which I think look particularly good on the iphone cases and T-shirts (lots of Tee colours available).

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

What Alice Found Comp

The wonderful South West Artwork are joining forces with The Cherry Closet to open a new shop in Boscombe, Dorset. As well as selling vintage delights from The Cherry Closet it will also offer emerging contemporary talent of art and design an outlet to exhibit and sell their work on a regular basis. They'll be opening in mid-late March, and are running a last minute competition to emerging artists, designers and illustrators to design the typography and some related imagery or logo for the shop. Go to http://www.southwest-artwork.co.uk/events.php for all the info.

 I've had a go, and sent them my ideas, which I'll keep a secret for now, but here are a few Alice's Adventures themed doodles I did while I was working it out. They're nothing like my final design, but I enjoyed doing them so much and I haven't used pen and ink for so long (the smell of the ink still reminds me of my 2nd year at Falmouth) that I fancied sharing!

























In the last few days I've been working on some pattern designs, and I thought I might share this bird one, which I think is pretty much finished. I'm going to get it on Society6 and Envelop in the next couple of days.
























I've been listening to Radio 4 Raymond Chandler dramatisations on iplayer today, and it's been very productive- I think they may be good for me! I've got ten minutes of The Lady In The Lake left- exciting!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Facebook Valentine Giveaway!

It's that special time of year for showing a little extra love and appreciation, so I've decided to do a little giveaway. All you need do to be included is head on over to my Facebook page and 'like' it. Then tell your friends to do the same, and get them to tell their friends and so on, until we reach the grand total of 200 likes. If we reach that target by 14th February (not long to go now) then I'll pick one lucky person at random from my page to win one of my Valentine's Love Birds lino prints. If you're already a fan of my page, then you're already in the running! Now come on people, get busy and let's see if we can make it happen!




To see all the other prints I've got for sale, and for more photos of this one, go to my Etsy store

Thursday, 3 February 2011

New Work On Etsy

Yesterday I printed up some of my Love Birds. I did two versions; one on brown paper, with little red hearts on the birds' breasts, and the other on cream Mulberry paper with monoprinted colour. I spent this morning taking photos and uploading them to Etsy. See the fruits of my labour here!

















See my shop for these and all the other original prints I've got available http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeccaThorne

My brand new postcards came yesterday (I always pay for the slowest 21 day shipping, and they always arrive within a week of ordering- woo!) They look beautiful if I do say so myself. So for the rest of the day I'll be busily handwriting hundreds of addresses onto them. I know I should print out labels for convenience (and pain saving), but I think handwritten ones look nicer. My fingers probably won't agree with me by the end of they day mind you. Here goes!