Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Today is the first Christmas Wednesday on Columbia Road of 2011. Every year, the shops on Columbia road open their doors on Wednesday evenings (usually only open on weekends) throughout December.
For those of you who are close-by, its a lovely way to spend a cold winters evening. Shops open around 5pm and close at 9pm, including Ryantown.

If you are unable to get to any of the evenings, I have put some of my screenprinted Christmas cards on etsy today, which you can see here, along with lots of other handmade products from Ryantown.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tomorrow I am off to JAPAN for ELEVEN days !!!! I'm pretty excited about it and I am going to blog about my trip as it unfolds on my personal blog.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

We're still a little way off from 2012 yet, but not long to go now!!! The new design for our desk calendars have just arrived and will be in Ryantown this weekend!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

This year, I'm taking part in Bust magazine's Craftacular sale and have produced this (cheap!!!) Christmas wrapping paper for the sale!!! Its printed on newsprint and will be available in blue, red and green.
I'm going to be selling these, alongside brilliant artists and designers such as Hazel Nicholls, Lilli Cowley-Wood and Jasmine Miles Long, Kim Jenkins and Tatty Devine

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I was asked by Graham and Green along with 15 other artists and designers to customise a plain white resin stags head.

The heads will be auctioned off with all of the proceeds going to the homeless charity, Centrepoint. You can bid by going to the website here
They will also be selling the plain white stags heads from their website, with 16% of the sale also going to Centrepoint.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

My good friend and brilliant handbag designer, Mimi Berry is celebrating the 10 year birthday of her company by having a wall of her handbags in the Tatty Devine shop on Brick Lane throughout November and December. She asked me to design a birthday card on which a Tatty designed leather brooch (based on a silhouette of Mimi and her beautiful dog Dora) sits.

Happy Birthday Mimi!!!!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

We're currently in the process of printing a version of the papercut I did for the Mapping show (see below). It is called 'The Map of My Entire Life' and is a three colour print.
Unfortunately it won't be available to buy on Etsy as it is too big for us to post out but it will be available at Ryantown or from TAG Fine Arts.

The print reads:

'I used to live in one of those little houses down there and I still remember every road and every field and every brick and stone. Everything you can see was the map of my entire life. The raging battleground of all my victories and defeats, from up here just looks like a pretty pattern. Every single minute was a struggle but not a second goes by when I don't wish I was back down there... mixing it up again on good old planet earth.'

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

TAG Fine Arts (who sell my work for me) are having a map related art exhibition quite soon, it looks pretty interesting and I have made a small piece that will be in the show too !

The exhibition runs from 14th - 26th November at The Air Gallery, Dover Street, London W1S 4NE.