Saturday, 18 June 2011

Chickens and all sorts of birds...

I thought for this post I would share a little bit about one source of inspiration for my artwork... Until two years ago I was a little suspicious of birds, but then my boyfriend convinced me that we should get some chickens for our garden. We were only supposed to have two, but within a very short space of time we had gathered four beautiful birds - three hens and a cockerel. I have been completely converted - they are so much fun to watch and each has their own very individual personality. I have found that not only do I now love chickens, but I actually love all birds and bird motifs seem to have become a very common feature of my artwork. I have a personal project coming up over the next few weeks, which involves some actual chicken designs so watch this space for plenty more chicken posts! By the way - the beautiful birds in the photo are Posie the cockerel and Penelope-Helen! They don't like keeping still so it is a little blurry!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Christmas is coming!

Ok... well not really, but that hasn't stopped me designing some Christmas themed images for my Advocate licensing portfolio. I've added a few above, or you can see more by going to the Advocate Art site. It may only be June, but Santa will be on his way (again) before you know it! 


I've finally ventured onto Twitter and am enjoying finding my way around! There are lots of lovely designers on there to discover as well as amazing and useful information that I would never otherwise have found! - I'm wondering why I haven't signed up before! Follow me @vcroydon

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Wedding Stationery

One of the great things about being a designer is getting to design your own wedding stationery! With only a few months to go to our big day the invitations have arrived from the printers and feature our wedding colours of white with a flash of red! I have hand finished each of the cards with a diamante and am really pleased with how they look!