19 December 2012

Keeping it Local

Hello dears,
How are you all?
I'm wonderful since it is the week end and I love week ends.
In fact, I adore them. Who doesn't right?

This week end I got to see some friends I haven't seen in ages, some family also, gone on some great frosty walks with Twisty and also…


yeah... Did manage to do some work as well, which is reassuring…!



I did a cover for this sweet little parish magazine which is just adorable. I love things like that! The illustration had to be in black and white so I chosen to use ink pens and pencils and to draw a local view (the Capel Mill - you can google it :)
I had so much fun doing it!
Next week?
Well, lots of things, but above all, I'm reading a manuscript for which I'll be doing some illustrations for. I'm starting with sketches and you might well see the book up on the shelfs of bookstores one day, who knows? Won't spoil any surprises for the coming year or years, but keeps your eyes open for it ok? Don't worry, I'll definitely let you know if and when it comes out (probably even post a 'Buy on Amazon' button too! ah ah! shamless plug. Well why not indeed, it is my blog after all...)


14 December 2012

the most beautiful video in the world!

I saw this video a little while back on Cheryl Richardson's facebook page and I had to share it, it is just SO beautiful. 


I will say no more, and let you just enjoy it.

x

10 December 2012

Persistence


 I came up with a quote yesterday morning…
and yes... it's a 'tweetable'!

"Persistence is an Art, master it" ~ Giulia Mauri

I decided that it was so good I needed to illustrate it, so here a sneaky peak...


I really do love lettering projects...

03 December 2012

Christmas Time - Have a Party...



Hello my sweetie pies!
I hope you are having a wonderful December so far…

Hedgehog and the Snowman, Watercolour

I feel so festive surrounded by all the decorations, cards and presents! Outside it's very cold and frosty these days.


I'm so excited about these new Christmas Parties invites featuring my illustration the Hedgehog and the Snowman!


These beauties are available in my shop as Downloadable Pdf Files, so you can print them from the comfort of your home.
They'll be wonderful in white envelopes or just rolled and sealed with a little candy cane ribbon…


01 December 2012

Custom Thank you cards + Blog New Winter Look

Hello my lovelies, how are you all?
I hope great.
Birthday celebrations have just come to an end for me.
On my return from Italy I had a beautiful celebration with my hubby and my dog twist, how bought me lovely gifts and made me a beautiful vegan cake. I opend all my cards on my Birthday and lined up all the presents to appraciate each and everyone of them.

Jason, Twist and I also went away for five days in the Lake District which was wonderful. (I will post a picture of two next time I log in).

So now it's the time to sit down and write all my thank you cards to the lovely people who made my Birthday a very special day indeed (or days I should say).
Being an illustrator and all I decided to design my very own personalised one which i thought was rather cool.
Here a few pictures of the working in progress and the final cards...




So sweeeet!

Also…

Please say bye bye to pink blog for a little while


and welcome the new winter look for the blog!
I hope you like it. It's the 1st of December tomorrow and I really wanted to spread the Christmas spirit on the site!


Our Christmas tree is up now, the first advent candle will be burnt in the morning, the first advent calendar window opened and the first chocolate eaten…!

All of our Christmas shopping has already been done in plenty of time; we were so lucky as to find all our beautiful pressies on our holidays and trips this year. I even already have birthday presents for friends and family up to April 2013! Love it…

Now all we have to do is sit by the fire, relax with a cup of mulberry punch and enjoy wrapping all gifts and writing the beautiful sparkly Christmas cards…

Much love to you all
and Happy First of December…
the first day of Christmas!

Giulia