Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Designer Marketplace this Saturday!

Check out their facebook page here

You can catch me this Saturday at the wonderful Designers Marketplace in Middlesbrough, which is on 11pm till 4pm.

It is going to have 60 stalls full of gorgeous products, ranging from art, jewellery, ceramics, home ware and you can definitely pick up your last minute Christmas gifts!

I will be there selling my cards, stationery gift sets and art prints!  I have taken a few shots of my new gift set ranges, take a look below!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Craft Fair - Langley Park Boys School

Last week was extremely busy for me, as I prepared for my first craft fair!

I took part in the Langley Park Boy's School Christmas Fair in Beckenham yesterday.

It was a great day and I met some lovely people.  It was really worth while, as I was able to get customer feedback on my products and to see which designs were popular.

I took a range of greetings cards, notelet sets, notepads, gift collection sets and art prints.  Most of the products are brand new, so I will have to take some product shots this week and then post them online to sell.

I am now preparing for Designer MarketPlace in Middlesbrough on the 15th of December.  I will do another blog post about it this week!

Gift sets

Stock count before opening.

Notebooks and Art Framed Prints

Mounted Art Prints were popular!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

New Website!

Well I have finally finished my website!

It showcases a range of my surface pattern designs and illustrations, as well as keeping you up to date with press and new products.  Please have a browse around and let me know what you think! Click here to view.

surface pattern designs page

illustrations page

products page

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Passion for Pattern Bloghop

If you are on the Passion for Pattern bloghop today, welcome to my blog!  You’ve probably just joined us from the wonderful blog of Anna Berger.  After you have read my post, please head over to see Tanya Brown who has lots of gorgeous work! If you have only just found the hop, pop over to Claire’s blog where you can get started and join in the fun!

Over the last month I have been working on lots of new designs for my portfolio and I have started to design my website, which I will hopefully be launching at the beginning of November (if I get along with Dreamweaver!)

 So today I thought I would share some of my new work with you all!

So thanks for popping by and I hope you liked my work. Enjoy the rest of the bloghop! Now onto Tanya's blog

Thanks Liz xx

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Passion for Pattern Bloghop this Sunday

I'm taking part in the next Passion for Pattern Bloghop, which is taking part this Sunday!!  It will start from the creator Claire Smillie's blog, check it out here

See you all Sunday for lots of gorgeous designs!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Texture Inspiration

Some gorgeous texture to look at today!

Monday, 13 August 2012

Out and about - Kelsey Park

At the weekend I went to my favourite local park, Kelsey Park in Beckenham. It is only a small park, but it is always full of so much inspiration and colour, I think I might have to go back again this week and take my sketchbook.

Take a look at some of the pictures I took below.

Friday, 3 August 2012

My news....

Well it's official!! I have taken a huge step and left my full time admin job to pursue a career as a freelance designer.

I have a lot of work to do in the next couple of months - sorting out my portfolio and designing my website, but I'm really looking forward to it.

Here are some great quotes that I found on pinterest:

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Runner Up!

Recently I was selected as a runner up in the Elle Decoration/Rug Designer competition!

This is my design 'Sun Rays' which I entered.

Sadly I have also finished the online design course that I have been doing for months 'The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design'. It was so much fun!! 

But a BIG THANK YOU has to go out to Rachael Taylor and Beth Nicholls for being such inspirations and for creating such a brilliant course!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Feather Collection

Hope everyone has been enjoying the sun!!

I have been working on some new designs and collection boards based on feathers.  I do like them, but I think I need to try and spend more time concentrating on finding my true style.

At the minute it doesn't feel like I'm there.  I think I maybe need to take a step back and start at what I'm really good at, which is drawing in detail, then take this work into the pattern stage. Lots more work to do then, but loving every minute!!

Take care Liz xx

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Blossom Collection Board

It's been a long time since my last post!! I wish I could say I had been designing lots of patterns, but sadly I haven't had much time.

We have however ticked one thing off my New Year 'to do list', as we have had a new kitchen fitted.  Really happy it's finally done, but still have boxes everywhere though!

I did manage to find time to design one collection board and the main design 'Blossom Floral' was featured on Rachael Taylor's blog with other lovely designs from students from The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design, take a look here

Blossom Collection Board

Blossom Floral Main Pattern

Blossom Floral Mustard

Blossom Floral Mauve

Sunday, 29 January 2012

I love the V&A!!

I've only been to the Victoria and Albert museum twice, but have loved it every time.  I went before Christmas to have a look round.  It's a huge source of inspiration for patterns and colour. It has a wide range of exhibitions and is all free!!

If you ever go, make sure you go into the main cafe, it's so amazing.  Take a look a few pictures I took below.

 The beautiful ceramics below are produced by an Chinesese artist called Ah Xian.

This stunning large vase below is the work of Felicity Aylieff