Thursday, 28 February 2013

Mail Me Art - The Arrival

Just received an email from Darren over at Mail Me Art confirming that my piece has arrived. It's quite a relief to hear it got there safely, with only a tiny, barely noticable rub in the print (on the middle book). Here's the scan he sent for me:

Hoorah! Thanks, Royal Mail! There are new images going up on the MMA site all the time, click here to see the most recent.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Mail Me Art 3: Short and Sweet

As I mentioned yesterday, I've been invited to take part in Mail Me Art 3, the third of Darren Di Lieto (of the Little Chimp Society and Hire An Illustrator)'s mail art projects in which an international community of artists and illustrators turn envelopes into art, post them to Darren, and he makes them into an exhibition and book. This time round it's limited to just 200 artists and invite-only, so it's very exciting to be included.

This is my main image. I'm hoping these guys will feature quite heavily in my personal work in the future.

I printed three and managed to get ink all over the back of each one. I think I'll blame the mice...

The exhibition will be in late July; you can find exactly where and when on the MMA website or Facebook page once it's all announced. You can also log your interest for participation in Mail Me Art 4 on the project details page of the website.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Captain Crochet!

I've spent the last month or so designing and creating crocheted goodies, learning new stitches, making myself a shop banner and getting some green business cards from Moo, and in the last couple of days I managed to photograph all my new creations while the sun graced my little photography corner. So now, here it is:

My new Etsy crochet shop, Captain Crochet's Craft Emporium. I've started with just a few key items, but now I've got some patterns down I'm going to make lots more in different colours. If you like the look of anything in there, but don't see a colour you like, please let me know - I'll happily make things to order.

In illustration news, I was invited to contribute to Mail Me Art 3 and am now just waiting for the ink to dry on my print before I can scan it and post it off. I'll show you once it's ready to go!

Friday, 8 February 2013 Voucher Code - 10% Off

Thinking of placing an order with MOO? Want money off?

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The link will take you to MOO's homepage and your discount will automatically be applied at the checkout.