It's World Book Night tonight! I can't make it to any of the events unfortunately (they're all too far away), so to celebrate I made this quick poster - hurray! Books are just the best, aren't they?
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Hi guys! Earlier this week I got some HUGE NEWS!
I've been selected as one of five shortlisted entrants for the Design Week Rising Star Award!
There's some increeeeddddibly talented names in the full shortlist (that you can see here, congratulations everyone!), I'm pretty sure I'll be feeling a little overwhelmed at the awards ceremony in June! It's such a huge, huge honour to be nominated (especially by such an esteemed panel of judges!) I really didn't ever expect to get shortlisted, but wish me luck (and a good dollop of nerve-calming support) for the final pick! x
Monday, 8 April 2013
Late last month I headed down to Cornwall to visit my family, and luckily well timed it to attend the Shelterbox Charity Art Auction in Plymouth that I had donated one of my signed prints to. It was a great little night organised by a couple of my friends, featuring a really diverse range of paintings, print, jewellery, photography and illustration. Absolutely all the funds raised from the auction went straight to Shelterbox, a really great charity who provide emergency housing and lifesaving support for people around the world - so people certainly weren't shy with bidding!
|Hannah Jump (organiser) w/ Martin Jump's work - Samuel J Pidgen (my brother)'s photography print - My donated print.|
Last month I headed over to Manchester for Blank Media Collective's 'Masterclass' talk by illustrator Chris Haughton.
Chris is an Irish illustrator, widely known for his 'A Bit Lost' and 'Oh No, George!' picture books and his venture into illustrated fairtrade homeware with Made By Node.
It was a cosy affair - with a ton of illustrators snug on floor cushions, basking in candlelight with glasses of wine and cocktails in mugs. I even scribbled down some notes in my sketchbook.
Chris gave a really good talk about his illustration work, writing process and adventures across the world setting up Node. I had a nice chat with Chris after the talk too, it's always great to get to know other illustrators when you can! Currently Made by Node has 18 very talented illustrators who have each designed a simple illustration which was handwoven into a gorgeous fairtrade rug - very pretty, and a really great ethos! There's some fantastic designs, including one by the very talented Lesley Barnes who I exhibited with in the Enchanted Forest show last Winter! You can find out more by taking a look at www.madebynode.com