Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Beautiful Blustery Autumn

I LOVE this time of year.... my favourite colours, clothes & smells all inspired me to draw my first 'Happy Thanksgiving' illustrations which is available here & here & comes with 8 autumnal Boo tags.

I've had 2 gorgeous autumnal weekends away... 2 nights in the Lake District with my mum, dad & Swiss auntie, eating, walking & market shopping.

& a LONG over due trip back to Paris with Russ.

I studied there for 3 glorious months when I was at art college & it was fun to check out my old haunts. This is where I lived, I remember sitting on the balcony (that I have circled) one morning drinking my coffee thinking I was the luckiest girl in the world.

Opposite the house is this beautiful park

& this is a painting I did at the time !

I also painted these buildings...

& it was definitely in Paris that my love of drawing children started. I would sit in the parks sketching & painting for hours.

One of the best things about being a student in Paris was I had a pass to get into all the galleries for free, I used to pop in & out of the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay etc daily it was an incredible opportunity, an amazing 3 months.

Russ and I decided we wouldn't mind giving up our life in London & living on this boat on the Seine for a while !!!!!!!

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Anorak & Dresses

YYaayyyyyyy at last, the beautiful Teapony dress is in our shops here & here.
Kate & I have been buying them off each other for all our little female friends & relatives! so after our excited shop we have approximately 10 left of each size. I know its Autumn here in the UK, but I think worn over a long sleeved t-shirt and woolly pair of tight/ jeans or leggings would look adorable.

Other exciting news this month ... Belle & Boo starred in their first story or more specifically poem. A long, long time ago Cathy from the fabulous Anorak magazine contacted Belle & Boo & asked if we would like to be featured. We in turn asked our good friend & writer Victoria Williams if she could help & a short while later a delightful poem arrived titled "Up & Down"

Hugely inspired I created 4 new illustrations & last week the finished magazine was delivered. I couldn't be happier.

We are offering one of the illustrations as a 11" by 14" mounted print, here & here

also our first Limited Edition Miniature Box Set, which is so cute!
You will receive 4, 5" by 7" archival prints, signed & numbered by me! & a copy of the poem carefully wrapped in acid free tissue with a sky blue belly wrap. Protected in a hand printed (front & back) sturdy cardboard box, tied with a chocolate coloured ribbon with a limited edition tag. The edition is limited to 90 available now here and here

Other news....
I FINALLY made it to Broadway market after nearly a year of wanting to go & was in no way disappointed, this chocolate tart I bought for Russ sums up nicely how considered, special & delicious the market is.

I also received this Doll in the post?????
I am afraid I had to ask the maker what it was ? & then when I knew, I did this & sent her on her way.

Also this promo Russ made, put a big smile on my face, my favourite is Destiney's Child!