Well that time of the week has approached, and I wonder how Sunday eve is nearly upon us again. Time flies when you’re having fun, and as it was my birthday last week I took a few days off to spend some time with my hubby, see Counting Crows (amazing gig on my birthday, I couldn’t resist adding a pic!) and do a few creative things in preparation for a new shop I am hopefully going to be stocking in Harrogate very soon. So, from the vast array of things to show you this week I have chosen a selection of gocco and screenprinted cards on my new supply of kraft cards as that is what I have been concentrating on finishing for Just Makers but most of them are now in my Etsy shop, although there will be some exclusives to Harrogate. As always any comments and feedback are always welcome, and please leave a comment to share what creative things you have been up to.
When I did my gocco workshop a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet Charlotte Vallance, an illustrator I have been chatting with on twitter following the Sketchbook Project. This week, I have chosen to showcase Charlotte’s work for many reasons but here are my top 3:
- The detail in her Gocco printing was amazing – you could stare at her illustrations all day and find something new to smile at
- Her inspiration from her travels makes me want to visit new places and find new inspiration
- Being an interior designer I love any prints associated with architecture so Charlotte’s style is right up my street!
I hope to see more Gocco prints soon, but in the meantime there are plenty of exciting things to look at and buy in her etsy shop.
It’s been a tough week that’s for sure, but thanks to the support of not only my closest friends, but also new friends I have met through the web, I have managed to get through the week, even with the odd smile! Today I would like to say thanks to a particular group of fellow creatives from Yorkshire known as Craft Soup for allowing me to vent my frustrations and keeping me going. So, today is going to be the first of many Friday Faves to showcase the amazing talent from Yorkshire, which will always be where my heart is, and I’m going to start with the theme ‘simple and striking’:
Bec Gilray – Ampersand card (I love wood block printing but this is so simple but effective and gorgeous)
Sara Buk – Buttercup silver earrings (wish I’d known about Sara sooner as her jewellery would have been perfect as 30th pressies for some of my friends!)
Kimberley Werner – Crow greeting card (the simple outline works so well, then you notice the detail in the fact it’s handcut)
I’m off to work now, but hope I don’t get blown away getting there… have a great weekend whatever the weather.