What hey?! Where did April disappear to? Ah yes, half of it went to Thailand and the other half disappeared in a whirl of markets and new projects.
The Thailand half was as amazing as it could be - a beautiful adventure that I feel lucky to have had.
Handprinted Fair and Crafty Fox Market were lovely and I met some charming folks at both. Fellow illustrator and Peckham Print Studio pal, Laurie Hastings and I shared a table at Handprinted and the lovely and talented Sarah Edmonds was my stall neighbour at Crafty Fox.
The new Brixton Bugle illustration of Pop Brixton was suggested by (uncommon) who are creating a 'Garden of Disorientation' for the Chelsea Fringe Festival. It opens on May 18th and looks to be AMAZING. They're a clever bunch and we're hoping to collaborate further soon.
For the Kiss fans among you, I've completed a commissioned lyrics print that shall be a wedding gift for some rocking couple. I believe 'Forever' will be their first dance. I'm biased of course, but I think it's a pretty nice idea for a gift.
Things are moving along for my exhibition with Abi Heyneke at Studio 73 in September. Did I mention I'll be drawing and screen printing collections? Well, I shall! I've been collecting collectors like crazy and have had some delightful correspondence with some folk from far and near. So far I've found people who collect teapots, fountain pens, hangers, irons, scissors, thimbles and typewriters. I'm on the look out for more collections of every day objects so if you know someone, please put them in touch.
These weekend past Abi and I visited many many open studios at Havelock Walk and Craft Central. We caught up with Place in Print, Supermundane and Chalk Designs. They had all kinds of lovely things on show. We also discovered loads of other skilled peeps. A few that stood out were the genius leather products of Natthakur London, the incredible illustrations of Lizzy Stewart and the stunning photographs of Lenka Rayn.
Well kids, those pens aren't going to draw themselves (Or maybe they could? Conundrum.) so I'd best be off but should you have any drawing jobs, please do get in touch.