Friday, 4 April 2014

on vacation

I am on vacation until may 10th. until I get back my etsy shop will be selling only my pdf files, which are available for instant download. the rest will be back as before when I return. I'll still be available if you have any questions, so email me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. all the best and happy easter.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183204927/bird-heart-mens-screenprinted-tshirt-sky?ref=shop_home_active_3

new tees. this adventure includes one new design, one old design in a new colour and tees for boys.
I am discontinuing one colour, the black seabird on blue tee (below) unless too many people contact me in true desperation in which case I might be persuaded. but for now, I only have a few of these sizes left.
the rest of the designs are all available in my etsy shop here, I hope you like them.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/154883113/seabird-womens-screenprinted-tshirt?ref=related-4

https://www.etsy.com/listing/181463685/seabird-mens-screenprinted-tshirt?ref=shop_home_active_5

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183205063/bird-heart-womens-screenprinted-tshirt?ref=shop_home_active_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/183468977/seabird-womens-screenprinted-tshirt?ref=shop_home_active_1

Thursday, 27 March 2014

new stockist - andros island



I have a new stockist on andros island, in the town of gavrio, the shop is To Logari, a book and gift shop. they have a collection of accessories and paper goods, and lots of hello greece postcards. check them out if you're lucky enough to be visiting!

To Logari book shop, Gavrio, Andros. Greece.

Monday, 24 March 2014

new project: supermarketmagnets

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtMind?section_id=5157578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

ready for show and tell (and sell) my newest project made in collaboration with ceramicist mitsy / ArtMind - SUPERMARKETMAGNETS! we had a lot of fun putting together a shopping list which I then got to draw up. a bit like michealangelo's. he was ordering tinned tuna and tampons for sure.

mitsy did all the decal work, and finishing. great job I think! the magnets are now available in mitsy's etsy shop here, sold in sets of four. your fridge is waiting.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtMind?section_id=5157578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtMind?section_id=5157578&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1

Thursday, 6 March 2014

copying ickyness

So here is the short story. this design, my singing birds / reinbirds, is probably my most copied design. and it has happened again recently, and it upsets me every time. I don't want to write who did it and show their stuff. I just wanted to put it out there, that this is my design, the first design I ever listed and sold in my Etsy shop in 2007. I just felt the need, to put it out there. these are not good copies, and I hate the idea that people might think they are my work. blah.
 
I thought another european based artist Stephanie from Petit Plat put it really well, why copying is wrong, in her blog. if you are unsure about the whole idea of copying you should have a read here.

and as a final message to the person(s) who put up a tutorial on their blog on how to make my exact design, hence letting everyone who comes across it believe they are allowed to make and sell my design: thank you so much. you've given me a great idea of my own, I'm thinking I'll make a tutorial for my blog called How to be a Crafting Jackass.
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the top photo, shows my first ever sold item on etsy, I called my birds the four chickens back then, september 2007. heavens above what an awful photo, it's a miracle this card sold. on the right, in 2009, when I added antlers for a christmas theme. I also did horns for a halloween theme. that was an epic fail, looked like a bird with three beaks. lets not talk about that design again.
below, these are my singing birds / reinbirds in their current form, gift tags and note cards. I don't make a lot of these designs anymore, they're very time consuming for such a simple thing, but they're my very first commercial design, from the earliest days of my business, so I am very attached to them.

Monday, 3 March 2014

new stockist - baco milan



it's great to have the chance to work with a new shop in a new city, and lila ruby king items, can now be found in italy! visit the lovely Baco shop, in milano, who now have a range of my accessories and keyrings. 

Baco
piazza risorgimento 4
20129 milano

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

weekend painting




I never manage to find the time to do any painting, so I'm making an effort to set aside a few hours each weekend to get my gouache out. painting is a nice weekend activity.