Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Wedding Belles

A couple of my very good friends are getting married soon, and this little bit of whimsy is for them. I'm particularly pleased with this one for the registration - spot-on where it needs to be, around the boat and sails and their initials on the flag, and just slightly off in the waves, just the way I like it. It was a very satisfying reveal.

                                                                                                                                                                   (c) Becca Thorne 2013

Friday, 17 May 2013

Goose Fat And Garlic Cover

I've just received my copy of Goose Fat and Garlic by Jeanne Strang. I was commissioned to create the cover illustration earlier this year, by Kyle Books (with whom I previously worked on Chickens by Suzie Baldwin).

Goose Fat and Garlic is a collection of traditional recipes from south-west France, originally published in 1991, and this revised edition still features the beautiful original illustrations by Tony Gregson, like these on the cover pages:

                                                                                                                                                                                         'Scuse fingers

It's packed-full of wholesome and hearty recipes, featuring a lot of potatoes and cheese, that I'm quite eager to try out (with a few veggie-friendly tweaks!).

 It's available on Amazon, but as you know they are very naughty mega-rich people who refuse to pay their fair share of corporation tax in the UK, which - along with all the other fat cats doing the same - has no doubt contributed to all the cuts to the arts, libraries, the NHS, disability allowance and countless other wonderful things that shouldn't be cut. So why not wander down to your local bookshop and see if they've got it. I'm sure they'd be very happy to order it for you if not (as would your local library if you want to try before you buy) and who knows what other treasures you might discover while you're there?

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Stereohype Sneaker Badges

I've just received my batch of AFOMFS badges from Stereohype, snazzily displayed on their very own Stereohype/AFOMFS/Art & Sole shoelace. The badges look awesome, if I do say so myself. After seeing how jazzy and cool a lot of the other designs were I thought that maybe mine would be a tad boring, but actually they look clean and simple and I'm really pleased with the way they turned out.

If you'd like your own badge, or a selection, head over to They also sell T-shirts (a surprise badge comes free with tees from their Fl@33 range), prints, books, cards, magazines and a huge range of button badges.

I've got 9 of these beauties to give away, so I'll be popping them in with orders over £5 from my Etsy store.