Last order dates for Christmas 2018

Last I refer dates for Xmas delivery 2018These are the last order dates from my Folksy shop for Christmas delivery, based on Royal Mail’s recommendations! Obviously the earlier you place your order, the more likely it is to reach you before Christmas, so please order as soon as possible.

UK Delivery (First Class)

Please order by Tuesday 18th December 2018

Last order date for UK Xmas delivery is TUES 18th DEC 2018

International Delivery (Airmail)

Please order by:

2nd DecAfrica, Middle East

5th DecCyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia), Caribbean, Central and South America

8th DecGreece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand

12th DecCanada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and USA, Finland, Sweden

15th DecAustria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg

Orders from my Redbubble shop take around a week but I have no control over that, so please check the estimated delivery dates on individual items!

And if art isn’t your thing or if you’re not feeling festive yet, check out this wonderful film featuring lots of lovely things from some other Folksy sellers:

https://vimeo.com/303905880

Walking, sketching, inspiration

Not much to report from the studio this week but here are a few snapshots from behind the scenes.

Some of my inspiration and sketches this week

As well as grabbing as much painting time as I can between all the Other Things, I’ve been working on lots of shop updates and improvements, and I’ve put aside the guilt (mostly) and made time for a few sketch/walks out in the Peak District for some autumnal sunshine and inspiration.

I’m going to start sending out a monthly email newsletter again soon. I know I keep promising this, but I think I’ve found a format I can work with. If you’d like to read it, please make sure you join my mailing list and it will be sent directly to your email inbox. I never share any of your details with anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any time.

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Tree Magic

I have been drawing a lot of trees lately, inspired by the woods and trees near where I live. I’m working on few things which I’m hoping to enter into Art in the Gardens in Sheffield later in the year. I’m also in the middle of various commissions and potty training my 2 year old. One of these things is going much less successfully than the others. If anyone has a simple formula for potty training, that would be appreciated too.

NEW ART FOR SALE:

Moonlit Trees I (2018)
Digital art, A4 archival print.
£20 (UK postage included)
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Moonlit Trees II (2018)
Digital art, A4 archival print.
£20 (UK postage included)
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COMING SOON:

I escaped the studio/office/house for a walk in the Peak District last week for a much needed bit of moorland therapy. Watch out for a new landscape series soon.
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Stanage Millstone Cheese Label

Something a little different. I recently licensed my work to be used on a lovely locally-made artisan cheese.

Sophie and James from Cow Close Farm in Hathersage got in touch before Christmas because they wanted some new artwork for the labels for their Stanage Millstone cheese. Their old label was really nice but, when the time came to reprint, they decided they wanted something which reflected a bit more strongly that their cheese is handmade at their farm below Stanage Edge, and that the cheese itself is shaped like a Millstone, with a hole in the middle (which is an absolute stroke of genius). The artwork also had to work with their existing branding.

They had seen one of my sketches of Stanage which they liked, and I was able to rework it for them with the iconic image of toppled Millstones in the foreground.

The labels have now started going out on the new Stanage Millstones and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

The cheese is delicious too! You can buy it online here, or from these stockists.

A Folksy Christmas 

Folksy Christmas Magazine 2016

This winter, Folksy have put together a lovely little festive newspaper showcasing a selection of the wonderful makers and work for sale on folksy.com. It is beautifully designed and a real celebration of British craft, so I was super chuffed to have one of my pieces included.

You can see my ‘Rain over Win Hill from Ladybower’ ink sketch, representing Sheffield, in the top right of the centre page spread:


I love the Fossil Finding Map by Hannah Bailey used in the centre of the page, isn’t it beautiful?

There are lots more gift ideas, Christmas inspiration and interviews with makers and illustrators, so it’s worth a look!

You can read it online (with extra content and tutorials not included in the printed version) here:

Read ‘A Folksy Christmas’ online

You can also get hold of a printed copy for the cost of the postage here:

Buy a copy of the Folksy Christmas Minizine

Hello 2015, I’m coming for you

What do you mean we’re halfway through 2016?

Well, my maternity leave is almost over. It went so quickly :(

I’ve got lots of new things in the pipeline though and I’m a bit excited about it. Firstly checkout my new look blog/website! I know right?! It’s not like me to spend loads of time faffing with my blog instead of listing new stuff for sale. Ah, it’s going to be just like old times.

Or is it?!
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I’m even scheduling this blog post a day ahead.

YAY

Are you excited yet? This man is excited. Yay!