Christmas Arcade

Christmas Arcade Preparations

Christmas Arcade Preparations

It’s that time of year when the Christmas and Winter markets start popping up around the country. I made a decision, due to my own time constraints, to not do any markets or fairs this Winter except for one – the Somerset House Christmas Arcade. The ever popular Handmade in Britain have their own curated section of the arcade, and a selection of my prints will be available on display, and to buy. I’ve had a sneak peek of some of the other designer makers whose work will be available, and it looks like a cracking line-up. The market opens today, and I’ll be checking it out this weekend myself, so stay tuned for a more in-depth post on the entire gift arcade…

Summer break’s over

Hampstead Heath in October

Hampstead Heath in October

So not only has this summer had more than it’s fair share of hot days, but it appears to be taking over most of autumn. It’s already October (a shock to us all, I’m sure) but the temperatures here in London seem to be only just starting to drop, and the trees still have a tight grip on most of their leaves.

However it’s clear summer is over, and with it my little hiatus. In case anyone noticed the blog has been a little quiet recently, but there has definitely been some behind-the-scenes work going on. One of which should be quite evident already – a new website design! Fresh up front, and cleaned up in the back, the site should both look better and run quicker. As an added bonus to any visitors, I’ve also introduced 15% off to all new newsletter subscribers. If you’re an existing subscriber, don’t worry, you won’t miss out, I’ll be sending out discount codes to you too.

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New Prints for Valentine’s Day

It’s that lovey dovey time of year. If you’re searching for a gift, check out the Love section of the site. Along with the popular The Key To My Heart print, I’ve recently added two new mini prints, the perfect size for gifting. They’re both also available framed, in a mounted white box frame, so you can receive them all ready to wrap and give.

First print new to the store is the Geometric Heart print. Inspired by the Solitude print, this would be great for a geometric lover. Available in red or black, and unframed or framed.

Next is the Mini Key to My Heart print, a smaller version of a previous design. A more gift-suitable size for Valentine’s. Available in red or black, and unframed or framed.

To guarantee delivery by Valentine’s Day, I’d suggest ordering no later than February 12th.

 

Sometimes you have to bring out the big guns

I like to work with reasonable sized prints as I like artwork that stands out. A lot of my prints are on A3 paper size, but I’ll be honest and admit that I probably prefer the bigger A2′s (er this may not mean much to everyone – A2 is about 60cm high basically). When framed and mounted, they just look tops.

Sometimes though the prints get even bigger and that’s when I have to get out the big daddy of my squeegees (see above). I could probably knock someone out with this bad boy. And considering I’m only 5’4″, I can say that printing these bigger prints is almost a full body workout. It’s a good thing I do small print runs.

So which prints have I just knackered myself out on today?

Yeeeeesss, it’s the return of the City Avenue Wall Calendar, now available for 2013! These look pretty impressive if I do say so myself and would make a nice gift. The same options as last year – they’re available in either Slate on white, or Sienna on cream. Head on over to my shop to pick one up.