Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Valentines Papercutting Workshop

Valentines Workshop in Papercutting

Saturday 11 February 2012  
2 – 4.30pm

As an alternative to all the red and hearts adorning the shops ready for Valentines Day, and after many requests I’m offering a papercutting workshop at The Book Tree Press HQ in Leith.
Spend the afternoon creating a beautiful paper cut framed artwork inspired by this great tradition. Take inspiration from a quote, poem, song lyric, intertwining lettering with your illustrations. This might be a creation for your loved one, or a treat for yourself.
All abilities welcome – honestly! 

£22 (frame included)
Places are limited so please book your place by emailing lucy@thebooktreepress.co.uk or give me a ring on 07796920533. Ta!

Monday, 30 January 2012

How to Use a Spirit Level

This week’s blog post is an illustration I have been working on over the last week. Cut+Paste are a student design agency from the Graphic Design department at Edinburgh College of Art. They invited me to create an illustration for an alternative ‘How to…’ guide they are designing and printing to raise money for the Lake Victoria Disability Centre in Musoma.

The book will be available as both a silkscreen edition and a digital version later in the year. The brief I was given was to illustrate ‘How to use a Spirit Level'. I felt that something a little bit comic was appropriate.

If you are curious for more information on this project visit their blog at: http://wearecutandpaste.tumblr.com/

Monday, 16 January 2012

In the press....

The frost is settled in a lovely white layer on the roofs opposite my studio window reflecting what felt like a quiet start to the new year, until one afternoon three phone calls brought with them three intriguing enquiries...

Firstly I was reminded that I had sent of an image of my paper Carriage Clock on request to Living Etc a month or so ago, it seemed the issue had now finally hit the shelves. A wander down to Tesco (very glam) revealed an exciting mention in their Best Buys of 2010 (February Issue). A later call brought the information that the clock had already been featured in Homes & Gardens the previous month, and as a result of this exciting press coverage I was approached to sell a range of products from The Book Tree Press with CultureLabel – the online shop for the arts selling artworks and products from organisations including the V&A, Tate and The British Museum.

Before celebrating these developments, I had to rush down the workshop to get printing, cutting and folding more clocks, all safely boxed and lined up on the studio shelf as I type. Rush over now though, and I think it deserves to mark the moment a little, so I decided to start a brand new shiny year by popping a few btp favourites into a January Sale for a short time only – Sale ends 31 January so get in quick!

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