Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Watercolor Wednesdays

Not that I need to give myself anything else to do BUT doesn't this look good?

Along the same lines as Illustration Friday it gives budding and seasoned illustrators alike an artistic workout, as it were, with different weekly topics to exercise those creative minds. These challenges are really good in order to gain valuable experience of working within a time limit and drawing from topics that you may not normally choose.

Will I be able to resist?...
watercolorwednesdays.blogspot.co.uk/







Tuesday, 17 April 2012

My personalised T-Shirt!!




Recently I got the chance to get one of my designs printed on a T -shirt and here is the result!

I'm really pleased with how my 'love birds' design has turned out and the little Fi&Me logo at the bottom adds a cute touch too. I will be making this design into wedding stationery in a variety of colours very soon.

I chose the lady-fit scoop neck T-Shirt in sky blue because I used to have a similar T-shirt back in the 90s, and this style reminded me of it. It's really comfortable, although I opted for medium and it's a little tight fitting so a large may have been better - however, with Easter having just gone by I can probably blame the chocolate for that!

The site has lots of choice for both men and women in terms of style and colour and the service was really efficient with the finished T arriving a matter of days after I placed my order. I'd definitely use them again. Lu and I are thinking of getting matching T-shirts that we can wear at craft fairs with our Fi&Me logo on. In fact I may well wear my illustrated Tshirt at Stockport Town hall this Saturday where we will be selling our wares.

You can get your personalised t shirts at clothes2order.com



Saturday, 14 April 2012

Are you putting sketching your latest idea infront of preparing your dinner?

I feel like things are finally starting to happen in my little world of art in terms of making more steps to becoming a full-time artist but it has been a long and busy road!

For those of you who are aspiring to a career as a self-employed artist, juggling a real job (I'm also a teaching assistant and full-time mum) you will know that it is really hard going at times and you can spread yourself very thinly. Inevitably you have to burn the candle at both ends, you may struggle to get organised, put sketching your latest idea infront of cooking tea (!), perhaps you are devoting more time to your craft than to your family and friends?...Sound familiar?

I will be writing more about these issues soon so do check back!

Anyone have any thoughts or feelings on this topic? I would love to hear from you so please feel free to comment

 Fi x


Beware of the 'burnt out creative type' more like!! Ha!





Wednesday, 11 April 2012

D.T. the Monkey








This chunky monkey is made from a woolen pair of socks from 1965. Never worn, I might hasten to add!  I recently made this little fella for my other half in memory of his dad.

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