Well friends, “the season” is pretty much officially upon us. So, in a bid to not have you scrambling around getting your pal a print/card/rabbit too close to the last minute, here’s a heads up on cut-off dates for orders in both my ceramics & illustrated goods shops.
I’ll get your package sent to you ASAP, but please remember that if you’re unable to order before the cut-off date for your country I can’t guarentee you’ll get your item before 25 December.
Mon 2 December: Asia, Australia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thu 5 December: Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Sun 8 December: Canada, Cyprus, Eastern Europe, France, Greece, Poland
Thu 12 December: USA
Fri 13 December: Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)
Thu 19 December
Extra bonus for local folks: if you’re in Glasgow & want to save on postage costs for Onwards orders, we can arrange pick-up of items if ya like. Additionally, for those of you in Dundee, if you’re planning on coming to DCA’s Christmas Craft & Design Market on Sat 7 December you can pay for items beforehand & collect them from me at my stall on the day. Just send me an email before Fri 6 & we’ll sort it out.
with four weeks to go, my festive cards are now on sale. choose from either the only tangled pile of christmas lights you’ll ever be pleased to see or a wreath of seasonal foliage. you can get ‘em individually or save some cash by buying both together. can’t avoid it any longer, sorry friends!
as you might have realised, a lot of the objects in my ceramics shop are derived from drawings of mine or have elements influenced by my drawing style; the tiger that i made a few months ago was originally based on this illustration, using the image as a reference for shape & line. i sold the ceramic tiger pretty quickly, but before i shipped him off i took the opportunity to add to the cycle by drawing my clay version. illustration > ceramic > illustration. i feel like doing another ceramic level might be a bit redundant in this instance, but it’d be interesting to see how far you could take a concept by reworking it over & over in this way.
GUESS WHAT! my new online ceramics shop is now officially open. as you might know, i’ve been visiting a ceramics studio & practicing hand-building techniques on & off for the past ten months, & at long last i feel like i have enough items to collectively sell. i hope you like them.
so, without further adieu: onwards
last weekend kathryn & i went to the botanic gardens to draw. we ended up spending our time inspecting the underside of ferns for seed pods & harassing the poor mimosa pudica instead. after warming up with a coffee & wandering in some late afternoon sunshine however, i did a sketch which turned into the above. my favourite part of the gardens is house 6 - the palm house - which is the tallest space within the glasshouses. it’s quite easy to forget you’re in the middle of glasgow when you’re under a dense canopy of enormous tropical leaves.
i shaved off a good few weeks worth of growth at the weekend & now i miss it.
something from last week.
hands up if you like free stuff!
it’s been three whole years since i’ve had a giveaway, so i thought i’d have a shot at doing one on this here blog. to be in with a chance of winning the little package of goods above (a giclée print, lino print & badge), just leave a comment on this post saying hello plus a way for me to get in touch (twitter/email etc) if you win. i know tumblr as a rule is pretty into its re-blogging & likes, but i miss the good ol’ days when blogs were for commenting on (y’know, like in 2010) .
i’ll pick a winner at random on sun 6 october. good luck!
EDIT: giveaway closed! thanks for all the entries. will be in touch with the winner soon.
animals that i did not meet #3
animals that i did not meet #2