Saturday, 4 March 2017

Judy Garland Linocut Print


I've just recently been drawn into the world of musicals & who best to introduce me to them than Judy Garland, here classic Meet Me In St Louis, with the most amazing Trolley Song (shot on the first take), The Wizard of Oz & Easter Parade, I look forward to watching others too.


  

 So to celebrate her in all her fabulousness I created a linocut print which features a beautiful quote of hers: 'Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else' It's now for sale in my etsy shop 


Here's the print framed in gold on an old illustrated copy of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' by Frank L. Baum.

& for all the Judy Lovers out there here's a little spotify playlist of all my favourite Judy at the moment:

 

Thanks Judy!



Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Happy Burns Night Linocut

 

Happy Burns Night! Hope you're having fun reciting the 'Tam O'Shanter' & piping in the Haggis! To celebrate I created a linocut print in honour of Robert Burns detailing some of his famous works. I love my little tartan book of his poems & songs which is just right to dip into when I want to conjure the wild, free Highlands of Scotland & a Scottish accent! The A4 print is available to buy in my shop.


The print details aspects of his well known works including; roses for 'My Love is like a Red Red Rose', A haggis, mouse & a louse for his Addresses' to each of them, the Scottish Highlands for his 'My Heart's in the Highland's' & 'Wild Mountainside' also put in the NYE classic 'Auld Lang Syne' & the beautiful 'Ae Fond Kiss'.


Here's the linocut block, I can now write in joined up writing backwards! 

It's also available on Redbubble on T-shirts, cards, homewares etc, I love the tote bag!

Also why not have a look at my Burns Night Illustrations from 2016, 20152014!




Friday, 10 June 2016

Year of Printmaking: Tennis


May-August is definitely the height of the tennis season with Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Davis Cup & this year the Olympics. So this month's print highlights my favourite tournament, Wimbledon! I can't go & queue up this year so I'll just have to watch loads on TV with Pimm's & strawberries on hand!


Friday, 3 June 2016

Year of Printmaking: Starfish & Coffee


I'm still only listening to Prince, with his huge back catalogue there's so much variety of greatness, he truly is a once in the whole lifetime of this planet, truly unique artist and creative force. My favourite tracks change on a daily basis, here's a few of my lesser known favourites in this moment: She Gave Her Angels, The Truth, Race, Mountains, Head, Dolphin, Crucial, The Ladder, God, Bambi, The Holy River, Black Sweat and the Cream -acoustic live on VH1 unplugged shows off his abundance of sweet playful charm perfectly.

For this weeks print I did a tiny Starfish & Coffee linocut, see his cutest performance of it on the Muppets Tonight:-