My Christmas card design this year...sold out really quickly so I don't have any left!
Words and Pictures
I love reading about folklore and superstitions, especially around Christmas. I like the way it connects with history, rituals slowly evolving with new customs. I researched and illustrated 'Twelve Food Superstitions of Christmas' which you can now read on the At The Table editorial section here.
I have been working on a book of colourful felt-tip drawings of people I saw in Rome in March, whilst walking around. I've compiled eighteen into a 24 page paperback book with patterned endpapers and a shiny cover. It is available to purchase from my Etsy shop here. £1 from every sale will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Kay Plunkett-Hogge's pestle and mortars for At The Table's new The Kitchen Drawer column. Read it here.
Helena Lee writes about the apron for 'The Kitchen Drawer' column on the At The Table blog. I drew this butcher's apron for it - check out the piece here.
'Electric Avenue' embroidery, taken from a series of drawings I made in October 2016 inspired by a walk through Brixton's varying food markets. Exhibited at 'South of the River' at The Douglas Fir, Crystal Palace last month.
Thanks to everyone who made it over to The Douglas Fir to see my exhibition 'South of the River'. All pieces remain for sale (currently) so get in touch in there's anything you would like to purchase. Large embroideries priced at £600, 'Bowie's in Space' at £475 and 'Deptford High Street' at £375. All framed.
I stitched a portrait of Chandra Singh, a tailor for Creative Handicrafts, a supplier of @peopletreeuk, embroidered for Fashion Revolution fanzine MONEY FASHION POWER.
The proceeds of this non-profit fanzine will go towards growing the @fash_rev movement and to help keep on pushing for positive change in the fashion industry.
You can buy the zine here - fashionrevolution.org/resources/fanzine
My solo exhibition 'South of the River' opens next Friday 3rd March and runs until 24th March at The Douglas Fir pub in Crystal Palace. The exhibition comprises of embroideries of Peckham, Walworth and Brixton made over the past five years. I will be making a new embroidery of Electric Avenue for the show and also showing a large drawing 'Deptford High Street' alongside my Bowie embroidery. A solo exhibition of old, new and unexhibited.
Address: The Douglas Fir, 144 Anerley Road, London, SE20 8DL. Nearest overground: Crystal Palace.
I made a Winona zine! I've been talking about this for a while now and it's taken a while because I wanted to make sure I could get a likeness. The zine features drawings inspired by Beetlejuice, Heathers, Mermaids, Edward Scissorhands, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Reality Bites, Girl Interrupted and Stranger Things. Apart from Winona, the zine also has a few cameos from her films including Gary Oldman, Cher and Whoopi Goldberg. The zine is A4 sized, features eight photocopied pencil drawings and has a lilac cover.
The zine is available to purchase from my Etsy shop.
I have added a new shop section to my Etsy - Christmas cards. You can buy this new Christmas design for 2016 which features a little red cabin inspired by a navy house I saw in Denmark. The set is two green striped and two pink striped cards. I have also added some old favourites - Penguin, Robin and Christmas Tree cards from previous years. The set of four cards also comes with four white envelopes.