This week my feet have hardly touched the ground! But I like that feeling at the end of the day, knowing that you've worked hard. I've been working on lots of promotion for the Illustration and Design Forum and finalising details, including fun things like goodie bags for the attendees. I've also written a couple of blog posts over on the Shipshape Studio blog about upcoming events and new stock in the Studio. Good times!Have you had a crafty week? I got an email from Barri-Jayne this morning to say that the journal she won had arrived, and she's looking forward to doodling and making. Nice! She's got lots of craftiness over on her blog, so head on over and check it out.Here's what I've been loving this weekThis print by Lucinda Ireland really caught my eye. The font and colours work so well together, and it's true; girls like type too. Lucinda's a recent graduate from the Graphic Design degree at Nottingham Trent University and her work really something. Each piece is really well thought out, with the use of colours, fonts and graphic elements all sitting together nicely on the page.
|Photographs from Lucinda Ireland|
I was instantly drawn to Laura Spring's surface pattern designs. The bright colours and clean lines work so well on her collection of bags and accessories, and the backpacks are winners too! I think this might be her first collection, but it's so well-honed that you would think she'd been in the biz for years. She's definitely going on my one-to-watch list. And look at that dog!
|Photograph from Laura Springs|
The moment I saw this jewellery collection by AtelierGilet I was smitten. I haven't worn brooches for a couple of years but these would certainly find their way on to my lapels. The brooches are made from hand-smoothed porcelain with a copy of one of Nadia's drawings on top. I love that they are handmade, and you can tell how much Nadia enjoys making them from the warmth in her writing.
|Photographs from AtelierGilet|
Serena Olivieri's stopmotion pattern is great to watch, and all created freehand too. Wow!
What have you been loving this week?