Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Photographs of pretty things

I have entered a couple of tigerprints design competitions with my illustration work but this months is a little different. They are asking for "photographic blanks" so images for photo cards which can be used for many occasions. 

I have been trawling through my archives of old photographs to find the most commercial images I can find of flowers and colourful happy things as I from following the results of past competitions I know they go for super commercial stuff. Still, I thought I would share the images I came up with as they are all pretty nice to look at...

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Running away from uni work...

... to the beach!

It was my sister's birthday last week and my family were down in our caravan in Cornwall for a few days. Since I just finished a deadline (by no means the last one unfortunately) I figured I could take a break to go and see everyone and enjoy the sunshine.

It was a beautiful couple of days, we managed to visit 3 different beaches and eat lunch in the sunshine two days running. 

I didn't take my SLR but used my small camera which actually surprised me with how decent the pictures came out! If you are looking for a compact camera get a Lumix the lenses are epic :)

Saturday, 11 May 2013

1973 Reclaimed wrapping paper notebook

Went charity shop shopping today to have a break from work and discovered this wonderful notebook in oxfam. Design company 1973 have made a collection for them which uses reclaimed paper to create notebooks and sketchbooks. 

The one I bought was made from reclaimed wrapping paper, I didn't even want a notebook I just fell in love with all of the patterns on the backs of each page!

These are definitely worth checking out if you have an oxfam in your area as they are all currently half price and you get a whole load of beautiful pieces of artwork for not a lot of money (this one was £2.90) If my desk wasn't already a state I would use them to decorate my walls :)

So beautiful!