Thursday, 29 December 2011

Jayne and Godfrey Cushion





I made this cushion for my friend Jayne Archard for Christmas. She loves pugs, so naturally this embroidery was the choice I made for the pattern. I ordered this to be printed onto organic cotton sateen from Spoonflower. The cushion cover measures 52cm x 52cm for a 50cm x 50cm cushion.The back is two pieces overlapped (one 37cm, one 25cm) so that the cover can be removed for washing.
These are a few pictures of the cushion and a yard of the fabric.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Christmas Cards - Penguin

I've put in an order for these new penguin Christmas card designs as well as last year's five design collection
They will be available to buy at the Sister Sledge Christmas Fair at the Sassoon Gallery on Saturday 10th December and a Christmas Fair at Scout's Hall, Bellenden Road on Saturday 17th December as part of the Nest Gallery table.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

Postcards from Europe Website

My 'Welcome to Hersham' postcard is up on the Postcards from Europe website - http://www.postcardsfromeurope.org/post/#/artist/reena-makwana
An exhibition of postcards from the artists involved will be taking place at Wem Town Hall, Shropshire from today until Saturday 12th November.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Food and Nostalgia Embroidered





I revisited a project I did on food and nostalgia, which involved a lot of research that I didn't use. I created these three embroideries over the past month to exhibit at 'Eat What You Like'

Eat What You Like - Beach Gallery, London

Yesterday I exhibited some new work on an old theme at the Beach Gallery, London. Curated by Mike Coley, the show featured work by Laura Gee, Brooke Olsen, Ali Winstanley, Deena Jacobs, George Collum, Jennie Fulk, Mike Kilkelly, Sam Moppett, Ken Goodall, Fatbread Zines, Lauren Baker, Kathryn Corlett, Katey Harvey and myself. Here are some pictures from the private view last night...

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Hard as Nails - Classic South London Dogs





Here are some nails I produced for Now We Do Shellac: A project exploring the creative potential of Nail Art. Artists were invited to project their art onto these mini-canvases. The exhibition is currently showing at the Sassoon Gallery, Peckham until 11 September and includes work by Georgia Rodger, Annu Kilpelainen, Meow Nails and Garudio Studiage.
In south London, you love your nails, you love your dogs.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Girls+Zines


'Girls+Zines', an exhibition curated by Barbara Ryan (http://bfrmag.blogspot.com/), opens on Wednesday 3rd August, 6pm-9pm at Tatty Devine, Brick Lane.
I've sent through a few zines for it and the exhibition showcases the work of girls who stay up late drawing, writing, stapling, cut and pasting home-made magazines and zines.
Flyer by Barbara Ryan.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Male Pattern



For Tigerprint's current competition for 'Male Pattern'. Bikes Bikes Bikes. And unicyles and penny farthings. I went for a clean black, blue and white pattern and a softer brown, navy, blue and white pattern.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Science Fiction Ladies at the L Gallery






The 'Science Fiction Ladies' I produced for the 'They Is Us' show last year is currently residing at the L Gallery at Wieden and Kennedy, Hanbury Street, London.
Thanks to Sophie Vent for this opportunity.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Bosscards





My first illustration job was for Bosscards in 2008 and on Monday they had their soft launch as a online greetings card company. I created three illustrations when I was thrust out of art school and into the real world. You can have a look at the designs they created website on here - www.bosscards.com

Friday, 24 June 2011

Eight Meals a Day Zine






'Eight Meals a Day' is printed on shades of pistachio, lemon, apricot, peach and strawberry ice-cream, with suggestions for each meal, inspired by the eating habits of friends and myself.
Printed onto high quality 160gsm paper, these will be selling tomorrow at Zine Fest! 2011 at The Women's Library.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Hackney Poster





I've produced a A3 poster from selected pencil drawings I made in preparation for the Dialogo|Dialogue exhibition with Greig Burgoyne at the dalla Rosa gallery in March. I will be selling the poster on Sunday at the International Alternative Press Fair as part of the Nest Gallery table and on the 5th of June at the Sassoon Gallery, Peckham.
Limited edition of 40.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Heart and Lungs Submission



This was my submission for the June issue of Heart and Lungs zine 'Beards and Bears'. Have a look at all the lovely submissions on - http://heartandlungszine.blogspot.com/p/gallery.html