Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Weddings!

Hello there :)

Maybe it's my age or something, but 2016 has been the year of weddings, including my own! Seriously, there have been so many. It's been so lovely catching up with friends and family at these events and it's also brought a wedding theme to most of my personal commissions this year.

It was pretty fun creating invites, thank you cards, portraits and guest books for friends, so I thought I'd add a few custom wedding items to my etsy shop too!


Here are a couple of examples of the wedding work I've done this year:

Custom fingerprint guest book tree - Etsy order





I loved creating this custom guest book. My lovely etsy customer was nice enough to send me pictures of the print being unwrapped by the happy couple and guests using it at the wedding - so thoughtful! I love seeing my work being enjoyed and fulfilling it's purpose. 

Congratulations Sue and Mandy! (AKA 'Owl' and 'Little Bear'.)



Balloon fingerprint guest book - personal order



Loved that they included their doggie in this picture! I've made matching thank you cards to go with this too. Congratulations to Ben and Emma!

If you'd like something special made for your wedding or as a wedding gift for someone, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Laura x


Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The Get Down


LOVED the first episode of The Get Down.
Warmed up with this Ezekiel sketch this morning, while listening to the soundtrack on Spotify.
Set me up for a funky day.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Stranger Things

Loving Stranger Things on Netflix.
Here's Barbara because she's so cool.


Thursday, 28 July 2016

Sketching

Some sketching from The Satorialist.


Mollywobbles

Something fun at the end of the day.




Wednesday, 27 July 2016

What Do Artists Do All Day?


I was so excited when I heard Shirley Hughes was featured in an episode of this mini documentary series. Seeing any artist in their home/work environment and learning about how they work is always interesting, but spending half an hour with Hughes as she paints and potters about her studio and home town is something extra special.



Even if you're not a lifelong fan like I am, I totally recommend watching this. It's just charming and lovely and it will make you happy.

It's currently on BBC iplayer.

There's a great shot of the view from her balcony and the colours are just amazing. I've been meaning to start sketching buildings recently as it's an area that i'm very much lacking practice in. So today, I thought i'd use this wonderful view as a warm up.

See if you can spot it in the documentary!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Face doodles


Cherry

Started this as a quick warm up sketch this morning and got totally carried away.



This is a picture of one of my newest friends Cherry. She is a very talented silversmith, I urge you to check out her work: Rising Tides Jewellery.

I just loved this photo of her on her Instagram. I had an urge to draw that lovely sludge of forest green. They contrast so well with her skin tone and hair. She looks like a little red berry. Or some kind of forest fae lady.

Here's the first sketch:


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Loony

Did this yesterday but I much prefer the original sketch.
Meh. I'll try again another time. 



Teal sketchy witch