Sunday, 18 December 2011

Cool things

Just uploading the rest of my NYC pics and remembered I took these. The first two are part of an art installation featured in the awesome Flatiron building. The exhibition features loads of decorated cups hanging from string. The artist, Gwyneth Leech, rescues the cups from her social meets and greets with friends and other artists, which would otherwise end up in the bin, and transforms them into art. 

Secondly, I snapped these pretty birds in the changing room at H&M on 5th Ave. Would like to find out who the artist was...

Santa doodles

A little doodle of Santa from my sketchbook, and then coloured up in Illustrator.

Super Festive screen printing

Printed some Christmas cards in my kitchen a few weeks ago to give to friends and family. I love to print on brown cards, so hope I made the right decision using it here! Looking to take this screen printing malarky a bit more seriously in the new year and get myself an Etsy shop to start selling the things I make.

Christmas in NYC

Just got back from a lovely trip to the Big Apple. Anyone who knows me, knows that this is my most favourite place on earth! I'm lucky enough to have visited many times - but never at Christmas, so we decided to squeeze in a few nights during the festive season. Think I walked a million miles and eat my body weight in things that are bad for me but it's what I love about New York. We took time to visit our favourite foody places, book shops, comic book stores and galleries etc. Also made time to go visit Brooklyn which was ace and reminded me very much of East London. 

Anyways - thought I would post a few pictures to show you how festive the city was. Our hotel was opposite the Rockefeller tree and I did a little *squee* everytime I saw it out of the window, or passed it on the streets! No snow this time, but still magical!

Ooh, ooh, ooh! Also - *SPOTTED* - a few of my books that I have illustrated for Usborne. In Barnes and Noble at Union Square I found Sticker Dolly Dressing Sports Girls which I did last year, and in a very cool children's boutique in Brooklyn called Mini Jake, I saw my First Stencil Cards: Christmas! The very same stencil cards I blogged about last time!