Friday, 31 January 2014

another lovely shop...

'HOUSE 2' artwork ©bee brown 2014
… well that's it, I have finally succumbed and opened another little shop but this time on Society 6…I've started on a very small scale with just a couple of illustrations on one of my favourite themes of 'houses', and as yet the illos are only available as prints, both framed and unframed. I'll see how things go but it has been a lot of fun creating to my own tune…just have to see if anyone actually wants to buy them now…!

Have a lovely weekend and lets hope this rain will stop soon….brrrr, so chilly too.

Monday, 27 January 2014

a brand new customer...

'pretty clouds' ©bee brown 2014
 … completely out of the blue I had a little message this morning to say that I have sold my first rolls of wallpaper from a certain online 'shop'…this took me by surprise as I've had this little 'shop' open for nearly a year and not a dicky bird… I'd given up on it infact … "WELL!", I thought, now I've got a brand new customer for my shop, I'd better get a move on & put a few more patterns in there… so, here one is... I'm thinking little girl's room for this, or as 'shop' sells gift wrap, maybe new baby too?

Saturday, 25 January 2014

lovely letters...

…popped out to the shops this morning and found these beautiful alphabet cards in everyones' favourite stationary shop, Paperchase…

…they do the whole alphabet in these gorgeous little dinky sized cards (70mm x 110mm), with each letter being illustrated in a completely different way…some drawn, some found, some collaged etc… but I thought buying all 26 probably seemed a bit too much so just stuck with these 3… if you want to see the other 23, I'm sure they won't mind you having a sneaky peek here…! x

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Jayne Schofield...

'queen bee' ©jayne schofield 2014
… after having Melissa Halley pop into the Hive the other day, I thought it might be nice to start inviting some friends over every now and again…(it can get a bit dreary just buzzing around by yourself sometimes!), so today I'm really pleased to introduce you all to Jayne Schofield… Jayne creates lovely jolly artwork to brighten up anyones day and can be found here: x

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

the Hives' own little cafe?...

'hello banner' ©beebrown 2014
… the Hive now has it's very own community Facebook page… this is going to be the place where you can catch up on all the extra stuff that's going on inside the Design Hive... I'm hoping you'll stop by for a cuppa and a chat…I'd like to think of it as the Hive's own little cafe.. just click on the link on the right hand side of the blog…Hope to see you soon!

Monday, 20 January 2014

a little mention on Print and pattern...
images ©bee brown 2014
… It was very exciting to see that I got a mention on Print and Pattern today! It's always such a thrill to see your artwork on someone else's website… which reminds me,  please do watch this space because I've got something rather lovely to share with you soon…!

…and thank you Marie for the mention! Super lovely!! x

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Melissa Halley...

© melissa halley 2014
… I came to meet Melissa through the Dutch edition of the Flow magazine feature. When I saw her stunning drawings of bees (she draws loads of other amazing things too), I asked her if she would like to pop in and show her drawings in the Hive… Melissa is doing a bit of a feature of her bee drawings on her blog at the moment, and if you want to find out more, pop along here. x

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

spring fair …

spring fair flyer ©bee brown 2014
… Now that the Beanies, both Little and Big, are back at school, it's time to knuckle down and prepare for the Spring Fair… this show takes place every year and is a large fair pretty similar to Surtex in the U.S… It's a lovely show to walk with so much artwork to see… There are also lots of beautiful new products ready and waiting for the buyers to come along and get into the shops… a great opportunity to see what's going to be in the shops soon…

… I just thought I'd show you a little peek of my flyer as the lovely people who show my work will be there too… if you are going along, do pop in and say hello! They'd love to see you!

… I'll post my full flyer and details of the show soon (and hopefully a bit later in the month some post show-photos too!) xx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

happy new year!...

artwork ©bee brown 2013
… A brand new year lies ahead… here's to a very happy and (hopefully) brilliant one… xx