Tuesday, 28 June 2011

'midsummer night' - illustration friday

Imagine it: a barbeque with friends and family, good food, good drink, and the garden illuminated with lanterns and candlelight. Without a doubt these are the best things about summer.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

wool #1, now on etsy!

Fresh from the art-desk, the first in a series of crafty paintings I hope to do in the next few weeks. Available at my Etsy shop

Monday, 20 June 2011

'launch' - illustration friday

Everyone needs a bit of encouragement launching from the nest, but it gives you the space to spread your wings.

I can't wait to get my own nest with space! 22 and no money for a place of my own, I'm sure I'm not alone either with that one...

Anyway this is my entry for this weeks IF, it's a contour drawing (which I love doing at the moment, creates some really interesting lines and shapes) and a different approach to composition for me too. Let me know what you think!


Just wanted to share this amazing shop I found on Etsy, Papercuts by Joe. The work is out of this world! Take a look.
Makes me want to take up papercutting again as I haven't done it since my degree (www.louisetaylorfineartillustrator.blogspot.com) so much amazing stuff on Etsy!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

hectic week!

My schedule at the moment seems to be crammed full of stuff, but unfortunately it's not art work! This is the only piece I've managed to finish this week, chameleons are ridiculously cute and they tend to dance a fair bit too given the opportunity. If I wasn't such a girl about insects I'd keep one myself but they eat live crickets... not in my house thanks!

Monday, 13 June 2011


Just stumbled across the Post-Pals website, and my goodness what amazing work they do. It's a way for everbody to send their well wishes to really sick children across the UK, some as young as 3 years old. So I'm going to do some paintings for some of these youngsters in the hope it'll make them smile. Come on arty-crafty folks lets send some happiness!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

'What I Wore Today' submission

Over at the What I Wore Today blog they have a little competition going on. Submit your illustrations of what you wore that day and you may feature in their new book! Pretty cool stuff, click the link and have a look if you're interested in entering. This is my submission, a typical working day outfit with some of my old favourites including my crocheted waistcoat and my most prized possession - my great great grandmothers engagement ring. You never know hopefully I'll be picked and going into the book... fingers crossed!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

greetings cards now on etsy!

They arrived! My cards from moo.com. I'd used Moo in the past for business cards but whilst reading the fabulous and very talented Rebekah Leigh Marshall's blog found that she had some cards printed from there and they look gorgeous! Thought I'd give Moo a go for cards too after being recommended :) The quality is amazing and the colours have come out really well so I'm very chuffed with them indeed. These 5 are now for sale on my Etsy shop at £2.50 each, will definitely be getting more printed soon!

Friday, 3 June 2011


This is a piece that I've been working on for my nan's birthday present. It's of her super-cute jack russell Freckles (who has the shortest legs ever, so cute!) Still need to play around with the colours a bit but it's getting there!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

'asleep' - illustration friday

I love the night-time, when everyone is asleep and it's all quiet it's the best time to think and clear your head!