Thursday, 23 June 2011

Frank And Faith Tees

Super-cool, ethical fashion brand Frank And Faith  are now stocking Compassionate Dorset's charity T-shirts, including the Chook design I did. The tees are 100% organic, made in carbon neutral facilities in India using energy from wind and solar power, have a 90% reduced CO2 footprint and are EarthPositive certified. How cool is that? It's VERY cool.

New Work: Louie and Lola

Meet Louie and Lola, a handsome pair of ex-pat doggies who now live in Australia with an old school friend of mine. They made the perfect pair for my first adventure in the world of (paid, grown-up) pet portraiture.

Aren't they sweet? I'd love to do more, so if you'd like to have a unique portrait of your pet, rendered in lino print, please get in touch. You can contact me through the contact form on my website, or via Twitter or Facebook.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Wanted: Stuff

I've been indulging myself in some allostration. That's allotments and illustration, together at last! I'm the new minutes secretary for our allotment committee (eek!) and at my first meeting I was asked to design a poster and some 2D snails (to come later, I haven't done them yet). The poster's to get people to donate unwanted gifts that we can use as tombola prizes - there'll be two tombolas, one at the Allotment's Open Day in August and the other, which will be raising money for the Leicester Mablethorpe Children's Home, will be held during the Horticultural Show on the 11th September. Both days are open to the public, and there'll be stalls, refreshments, children's games and, as tradition dictates, the judging of big vegetables.

So if you're in the Leicester area and you've got anything tombola-y (toys, crockery, ornaments, fancy candles, games etc) that you'd be willing to donate to us, please bring it along to the Stokes Wood Allotments on Stokes Drive, LE3 9BR. The gates are open to the public on Wednesday mornings from 10-12 and Sundays 10 -11:30am. Or you could arrange another time by calling 0116 233814 or 07895037463.