Okay, finally as promised here's the first three spreads of my new A5 sketchbook, a place for ridiculously girly flower painting, and romantic handwriting. I have fallen in love with black gesso as it allows me to work into each spread again and again until I have a piece I really love. I'll try to remember to post spreads from this new sketchbook if you'd like to see them...?
I've finished the design of my new promotional postcard, it's going to be letterpressed by the lovely people at Blush which will take at least a month, but as soon as it's ready I'll post it here. (Letterpress is a 16th century printing technique which presses the design into the paper creating a crisp and tactile print). I'm so excited about seeing the finished design, each year I create a promotional postcard but I've never had one letterpressed before.
I EVENTUALLY joined the AOI (The Association of Illustrators) this week, I am a complete idiot for not doing this years ago as I have already used their services twice this week to advise on quotes for new jobs. If you are an illustrator I STRONGLY recommend joining, it costs me £10.60 a month which is an absolute bargain - lecture over!
I'm off for a quick run now before getting all dressed up for dinner with Steve at Kettner's tonight. It's a really beautiful London restaurant which was opened in 1867, their typography and styling looks gorgeous so I'm looking forward to this treat. I MUST NOT stuff myself silly however, as we are going on to a party with friends after the meal, and my tight Mad Men esk pencil skirt dress will not allow it. Oh well, if need be I may just have to purchase a bum bag on the way to the party to disguise dinner bump! x