Thanks to Sweet Sweet Life for a super sweet post about my work! This is a great blog full of gorgeous interior shots / eye candy / ideas / chat and joy!
Monday, 22 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
Anyway, my very good friend Nick Curtis has an exhibition in a hip coffee shop just a bike ride away from my house and I fell in love with this one and just had to have it! Apparently it was quite popular with the girls and why not I say.
I haven't bought a print for ages (not since this sweetie from Dee Beale anyway) and it was just so nice to get it and have a good look at the work that's gone into printing the various layers and colours. Even Stanley noticed the new edition to the living room!
Bargain for £35 limited edition.
It's on for another week if you're a Hackney local.
Website to follow soon
Venetia's Cafe on Flickr
These two were a real pair of cheeky monkeys. I'm amazed they actually sat down and had a go as there was so much huffing and puffing about it all. Bingo was just about to start in the next room and they were in such a dilema as they were just about to print. In the end, I lost one to the bingo and got a great print out of the other! Sadly no photo of the result.
More Screen Printing Fun!, originally uploaded by Helen Rawlinson.
This time the theme was shapes and snowflakes.
Notes to self: Get them to draw with pencil not coloured felt tips as the focus is on shape making and cutting, not colouring in. Also, felt tip transfers on to the screen which then transfers on to the next print. Less washing of screens and more printing is the key!
Black silhouette story board works best to get kids to understand the stencil/collage aspect.
Newsprint works best.
Hard work but fun!
More on Flickr
Thursday, 11 February 2010
I'm still in a state of flux with work and being a mother and how it will all pan out, so I've been looking at some of the things I've enjoyed doing over the last few years. One such project was a range of 'everyday' cards for the company Paperlink. I'd illustrated a book called 'I Love My Dog' for the US market and had a great time drawing dogs and collaging them all together. Paperlink picked up on this and asked me to do a range of cards for them, all on the canine theme, with a few cats thrown in to complete the collection. One of my favourites was this:
I Nose You're Lovely. So this is where the love comes in with Mr. Valentine....
I'd like to offer a bit of daft cuteness to all and sundry as a last minute printout.
It's a downloadable PDF file (Download Acrobat Reader for free). The image is 300 dpi and measures approx. 18 x 13 cm / 7 x 5". It will make a good quality print on your home computer or you could just send it as an email and cut out the paper stuff. The exciting thing is that it will only cost you £1 or $2 on Etsy AND the main thing is that all the proceeds of this sale will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Haiti Earthquake Appeal (minus PAYPAL/ETSY fees).
If I get a good enough response (please!) I'll keep it going for a little while and try and raise as much cash as I can. So all you have to do is go to my Big Cartel or Etsy Shop, click to buy, pay via paypal and within 24hrs, I Nose You (WILL) Be Lovely, will be yours (via email)
Alternatively you can click the buy now button just here on this blog, nice and easy!
Hopefully it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, that this file/image is intended for personal use only. All rights reserved, copyright Helen Rawlinson 2005. Not be used or altered in any way for commercial purposes. Thank you!
I'm still stuck for what I'll do on Sunday!!!
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Next one up is Yokomono Studio.
I've had my eye on her shop for quite some time and couldn't resist buying this tissue box cover which I love.
Yoko picks some great fabrics to work with and her bag in bag is such a brilliant idea, so I was very chuffed when she used my pebble fabric range for her 'Independent Textile Designer' collection! She also chose Kalla design, one of my favourite screen printers on Etsy, so it's nice to be in good company!
Yokomono Studio on EtsyKalla Textile Design Love this Tea Cosy!
Monday, 1 February 2010
Kristin makes these gorgeous softies in lovely bright fabrics. The characters are bold and graphic, with a hint of cheekiness, perfect for kids. I've been honored with three funsters to show off my fabrics and here they are:
...... and Gunk Gunk Slug, look at those teeth!
I absolutely love her porcelain felt pins. This picture is fab!
You can find her on Etsy, Facebook and Twitter
More lovely people to follow when I get a minute!
Inspired by a trip to New York, many moons ago!
You can find it glowing in my Shop
Also comes in white, which I haven't listed yet as I've none in stock.....coming soon.