To celebrate Valentine’s Day and for a bit of fun, I have created an entirely unscientific Map of Love of the UK & EIRE, based on my online valentines cards sales this year. I was expecting there to be a bit of a north/south divide, but the map shows that in fact, there is quite a … [Read more…]
I usually have a friend or member of my family in mind when I am designing new products. So no prizes for guessing who will be getting one of these cool magnetic bottle openers in his stocking this Christmas. (And of course I won’t be borrowing it for my Double Chocolate Stout). Cuba, Luchador and … [Read more…]
My idea for a series of alternative animal papercut portrait Christmas cards was developed months ago. I knew I wanted to include farm and antlered animals, but I needed some original photographs to work from. So, during a wet and windy summer travelling around the West coast of Ireland with my camera always handy, I … [Read more…]
Fancy making a bird puppet out of recyclable materials? AccessArt have uploaded my Priscilla puffin puppet to their website as a free learning resource to support their Share a Bird scheme for schools. It includes a printable bird template for you to adapt to your favourite bird. Let me know how you get on!
Here’s a selection of some of the commissions I have designed and produced for public art trails in Liverpool and Manchester including The Snowflake Trail, Go Superlambananas, Go Penguins, Liverpool Discovers, Liverpool Duck Trail and CowParade Manchester. Bull’s-Eye (which I created for CowParade) has to be one of my favourites and I still love seeing her from … [Read more…]
I’ve been making the most of the sunshine this week and taking photos of my new greetings card designs ready to send off for printing. These papercut designs have been about 3 months in the making from concept to taking photos to designing and producing a series of papercuts, so it was really exciting to see … [Read more…]