I LOVE this time of the year, it's just getting cold enough to wear woolly scarves and hats and meet friends for warming hot chocolates. There is the anticipation of Halloween parties, Bonfire night and cosy, cuddly nights at home hibernating.
I also feel very inspired work wise and will be listing lots of new illustrations in the run up to Christmas, first is this new Belle & Boo illustration called 'Happy Halloween'
Prints are available in my Etsy shop for the usual $20 and they come with 3 cute Halloween Boo tags.
I optimistically thought this image would work well as a gocco print, so decided it was about time I conquered my fear!
My Gocco arrived almost 2 months ago and at the time I took one look at the instruction manual before hiding the box in the cellar (I'm so ashamed)
It's actually not that difficult especially after watching this kooky instruction video, but boy was it frustrating. I suddenly remembered why I'd steered clear of the print studios at college, I'm really messy, really impatient and a huge perfectionists.
The end result, 3 (oh dear) prints on water colour paper
and 1 (oh dear, oh dear) print on a tea towel
I have however learnt alot from my pretty unsuccessful first attempt and have now promoted the box to a space in my lounge.
I will be giving it another go...... when I've got over the traumas of this first attempt!
3 new batches of post cards arrived today for my shop, Freedom, Starla & Journey, I'm really happy with the print quality.
Yesterday I had my first Etsy 'meet up' with the lovely Kate, who recently moved to London. It was ssoooooo good chatting 'Etsy' and I saw Kate's beautiful buttons and slides first hand which you can buy from her new Etsy shop.