Monday, 14 February 2011

tiny books

The day before yesterday I had the sudden urge to create a miniature version of Victoria Stitch.  The right size for Victoria Stitch herself!  So I printed all the spreads out at about a twelfth of the actual size and stuck them all together as neat as I could to make this tiny hardback book.  I have to say, I am quite pleased with the result.  The only thing I can think of to make it better would be to print it at a higher resolution/on a better printer so that the smallest writing in the book is actually readable.
Anyhow, I think it's cute and it will take pride of place on the bookshelf inside my castle when it is finished.   I might even try and sell some on etsy if I can make them to a professional enough standard.

Now, if you're anti valentines day don't read any further.  I want to show you what I made for Henry.  Again, enter tiny book number two.  In fact this book is about half the size of the Victoria Stitch one.  It's really titchy, smaller than a ten pence coin! 
I enjoyed making it so much that I'm going to make more!  I love drawing tiny.  I really need to set up an etsy shop one of these days!

And Henry totally surprised me this morning with pink roses and the multicoloured rabbit I was coveting. It was amazing.  I did not see it coming at all! :)

Well anyway, I guess this leaves me to say, Happy Valentines Day! for all of you who celebrate it today and Happy Monday for those of you that don't!


Monday, 7 February 2011


I've been painting a few ducks and chickens lately.  They're nice to paint and researching 'duckling' on the internet can't fail to make you feel happy! I'm hoping to sell them!

ah they look so sweet all flip flopping along behind mama duck.

In other news, I haven't posted up a lot of stuff lately because everything I've done this past month seems to be quite rough or experimental.  Hopefully I'll have something good soon though!  

Things I've been busy doing are:

-Attempting to illustrate a picture book which has nothing to do with castles or princesses or cupcakes or glitter. (my usual forte) So trying to work out how to go about it... watch this space.

-Gradually continuing with my castle project.  I've wallpapered all of the front and painted some turrets now.  I might do a post on it at a later date. 

-doll making.  I briefly thought about using 3d figures in my illustrations so bought some fimo and made some!  Think the eyes are a little starey on this one but she was my favourite (I imagine her to be Cinderella):
(I don't think I am going to use 3d figures in any of my illustrations anytime soon, but I definitely want to experiment with more papercut illustration this year)

And that's about all I can think of!

So happy monday and see you again soon!
quack quack!