Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Set of 2 Greeting Cards - 'Book of Birds' and 'Book of Wild Flowers'

As the Season is warming up towards Spring and Summer, I have taken opportunity to re-stock these popular greeting card designs, featuring Book of Birds, and Book of Wild Flowers

  
These Petite Lasercut Cards are from Roger La Borde's Scissor's Paper Tree Range

Tri-fold lasercut card on luxurious antique wove board
Size: 97mm (w) x 147mm (h)

On Offer- Set of 2 Cards ~ £4.50 

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Inspiration

The Secret Lives of Books 

Here are some of the inscriptions found in the flyleaves of my secondhand books 
 I am fascinated by the glimpses these inscriptions give into relationships between family, friends and colleagues 
The Young Fur Traders by R.M. Ballantyne, 1910
 Two Little Friends, Illustrated Stories, 1890
The Fairyland of Living Things by Richard Kearton, 1922
Moonshine by Lord Brabourne, 1890
Green Willow by Grace James, 1912

 I recently discovered an article by someone equally fascinated by inscriptions in secondhand books http://www.theguardian.com/books/shortcuts/2013/nov/10/death-novel-inscription.
 He has even compiled a blog/book of the most intriguing https://bookdedications.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Special Offer

Su Blackwell Book Sculptures 
Now Half Price


 Su Blackwell Book Sculptures is a monograph cataloging work from 2006 - 2013, 
containing an interview, and 84 beautiful photographs. 
 Case bound, hard back, with gold foil stamp to cover. Contains 84 full-colour illustrations.
 

Customer Reviews: 'Exquisite, inspired and inspiring. Magical. Perfectly executed'. 
 'After a long day at work I came home to find your 'Book Sculptures' had arrived. How lovely to sit down and be transported into another world and actually be mesmerised by your beautiful work, the quality of the book, the photographs and the wonderful written explanations.' - C. Seal

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Commission for Entertainment Weekly US Magazine

To accompany  Entertainment Weekly's huge Game of Thrones feature,
I was approached to create an illustration based on 
'Daenery's dragon rising from the pages of A Game of Thrones book'.
 Daenery's Dragon from 'A Game of Thrones' by George R. R. Martin 
 

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/03/10/this-weeks-cover-game-thrones-season-5

Monday, 16 March 2015

Inspiration

I was on the the look out for old books at The Classic Car Boot Sale at Southbank yesterday.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

School Art Competition Celebrating the Life of 'Clarice Shaw'.


Last year I was invited to Grange Academy in East Ayrshire to spend two days sharing my knowledge and skills with pupils.


The visits were arranged within East Ayrshire schools to form the “Clarice Shaw Art Competition”, created and supported by local Labour Councillor Cathy Jamieson MP. Clarice Shaw was the first female Labour member of a town council and the first female Labour MP for Ayrshire, having won her seat in Kilmarnock in 1945. Throughout her life, Clarice had a personal interest in women’s rights and medical and child welfare issues until she died at the age of 63 in 1946.


To help pupils with the ‘book’ theme of the competition, I shared my experiences and assisted pupils and teachers from all nine East Ayrshire secondary schools.