Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Unwind time...

artwork © Bee Brown 2013 - please do not copy!
Last day in the design hive for me today as the holidays begin at 3.30pm! Yay!

We are off for a rest and recharge, to walk in the sand and maybe even swim in the sea, so I'll be back making and creating in a week or so....take care and have fun! x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Surtex, NYC, Starts Today...

The lovely people at Image Source look after my greetings cards and gift wrap projects, and their stand has been up and running from this morning for the start of Surtex (my work featured left and far right on this promo banner). The show runs until 21st. Fingers crossed for some new projects...

Friday, 17 May 2013

Bee Kingdom Glass...

There is a fascinating video here from Uppercase magazine all about a glassblowing factory and some of the beautiful things that they make there. Had to feature it because not only is the video really interesting, but at the end there is the most gorgeous little hand blown glass bee - just lovely....

Image and video appear courtesy of Uppercase.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Book arrival...

Because I somehow miraculously managed to register for the 'Make Art that Sells' course and be one of the first 50 to do so, my free, signed copy of 'I Just Like To Make Things' arrived in the post today...

Very exciting...just had to take a pic of the inside cover for you all to see. Can't wait for the course to begin...

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Ed Emberley...

Just wanted to share the drawings of Ed Emberley. He's an American illustrator living in Boston. Just love the simplicity of his work and the quality of his draughtsmanship - the cover of "The Wing on a Flea" just being a perfect example...

There is a lovely article about him here full of photos and more examples of his work. His books are available on Amazon too. Enjoy...!







Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Textural walk...

photo ©bee brown 2013
Some interesting shapes, colours and textures found on my walk. I also love the way the letters "Plum Jefferson 1922" have been beaten into the metal on the bottom photo...

This picture was taken on a very old kitchen garden wall where the metal labels of the plants that once grew there still hang...

Monday, 13 May 2013

Rejuvination time...

Been working flat out recently so took some time out today to connect with the outdoors, find some colourful inspiration and rejuvenate...

Friday, 10 May 2013

Feel better tea and cake...

Hello Friday! Didn't make the final 100 semi-finalists in the Fabric 8 contest with my Geek Chic Girls design....Never mind, took myself off to my local bakery and gave myself the gift of some 'feel better tea and cake'! Never fails and always seems to do the trick!

Back to the drawing board...! x
 

photo © the bread collection - knowle



Thursday, 9 May 2013

Ideas in here...

Finally, I have some time for an illustration I have wanted to do for a little while... It's in honour of starting on the "Make Art That Sells" course run by Lilla Rogers on the 3rd June. Hope you like it?

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

1973...

Now that all artwork is in for Surtex, I thought I might give this a go... If you would like to find out more, all the details are on yesterday's post of the Print and Pattern blog: www.printpattern.blogspot.co.uk
Might be an opportunity to do some funky, experimental stuff...

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Something Stellar Exciting...!

Photos ©Lilla Rogers Studio 2013
All details are being launched on the 14th May. Going to be out there, mega, stellar exciting for someone! How wonderful and what a fantastic opportunity...  www.lillarogers.com/gts-waiting/

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Clintons window...

I came across these strong graphic florals in our local branch of Clintons: www.clintoncards.co.uk
Funnily enough there is also a feature on their new window displays on the print and pattern blog today too: www.printpattern.blogspot.co.uk. Bowie's photos are much better than mine so do check them out!