Tuesday 20 September 2016

Breakfast of Illustrators

You might not be too surprised to hear that my flat is brimming with illustrated goodies. Even aside from the books, you'll find my closet stacked with unusual prints and patterns, framed pieces from my favourite illustrators on the walls, and a cupboard full of cute illustrated homeware.
This morning I treated myself to a rare, relaxed breakfast before settling in to work - sat with the sun streaming through the window, with tea, orange juice, and a croissant on one of my favourite plates. Yes, even my breakfasts are illustrated.This lovely plate is part of the fauna set by Magpie and Nicholas John Frith (a present from my friend Luisa!), the mug is part of a set from Cath Kidston* and the glass was a charity shop treasure (I think it was about 30p for two!).

Friday 16 September 2016

My Best Friend's Wedding!

So, last month my best friend got married to the love of her life, Andrew. It was a gorgeous day and I worked my very hardest to be an A+ Maid of Honour! 

There were wildflowers, fairy lights, a tasty homemade wedding cake and a lot of brilliant dancing. Sticking with the home-made theme, I wanted to give Hannah and Andrew a really special extra wedding gift; so as a surprise, I illustrated this portrait of them!

I've known Hannah for years and years, so we've often drawn silly pictures of each other; but it felt lovely to sit down and properly illustrate a portrait of her and Andrew to commemorate their wedding day. The background colours are very 'classic Hannah', and I had to sneak in some conversations with her family to make sure I had the outfits illustrated perfectly! 

I had the illustration giclee printed at Yeti (probably favourite printers, review here!) as I could trust them to print the colours exactly as I wanted them and on really gorgeous paper stock. 

The whole day was incredibly emotional in the best way, and it meant so much that they both loved the illustration. Hannah and Andrew are two of the very best people in the world, and I know they're going to have an amazing life together