Monday, 14 December 2009

Handmade Hard Times Handed Back

Crikey, another update! You'll think I've gone blogging crazy. Well, I do have news to tell...

Yesterday the lovely Many Nice Things and I had a little stall at the Handmade craft fair, which went down at the ever-cozy Brudenell Social Club. It was a very pleasant afternoon with tea and free cake. Lots of people came down (thanks) and we sold a few items, which is always good! Also big chants and cheers to Amy, who put it all together!

Here are a few pictures from the event (sorry they're not very good, the Brude is dimly lit) So now our lovely little friend 'Ice Cream Man' is available from my Big Cartel store. Just click here to go and purchase the print and felt brooch package. Get him while he's hot! Or cool, since he is an ice cream after all...


Friday, 11 December 2009

Date w/ Ikea

Hello folks.

So, First Draft (the exhibition) happened last night and was what I would call a success. Lots of people came down and mingled and munched delicious mince pies and sipped hilariously strong coffee.

My five Ice cream man got a girlfriend, awww Matt Hodson Nic Burrows Gareth Brew Thanks to the Nous Vous for putting it all together, people who came along, plus Nic, Matt and Gaz for making my stuff look crap.

And a friendly little reminder that the Handmade Brudenell Craft Fair is going down at (unsuprisingly) The Brudenell Social Club this Sunday between the hours of 1pm and 5pm. Come along and get all those crafty Christmas presents and avoid the classic last week before Christmas feeling, where you think 'Crap! I haven't got anything, for anyone, ever', then go make some wild purchases from Amazon!

Take it sleazy

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Ice Cream Man

Hello. Sorry its been a couple of weeks since my last update, been rather busy you see...

So, lets get started. Everyone loves Tom Waits right? Well to celebrate the great man being... um, great, I have printed these cheeky little chappies (who's better than a swimming pool) named for the song 'Ice Cream Man' from Wait's Closing Time LP.

And here is a process thread to walk you through just how the little dudes were printed.

Here are the images burned onto the screen at the print workshop in Mirfield Printing the first layer The blue layer drying on the racks Apparently though, it all got a bit much for Susan Boyle... poor lass Printing the orange layer I printed the orange layer onto tracing paper, to ensure that the registration was spot on for the print to be at its most ice creamery Drying on the racks After they were cropped they were then signed and numbered... ... and stamped The final product A couple of detail shots So there you are, another process post to give you an idea of what goes on behind the scenes of screen-printing. This print will be debuting itself at the 1st Draft exhibition tomorrow (Thursday 10th December) at The Merrion Art Market and will be joining another secret friend on Sunday 13th December at The Handmade Craft Fair at the Brudenell Social Club. The latter of which will have mince pies and other festive delights! Come along and say hello at one, or the other, or both, or all three!

In other news, last night Copy Haho were amazing and I totally can't wait for their album. I'm also really enjoying Richmond Fontaine and The Pelican Brief by John Grisham.

Au Revoir