Spring Fling is here again.
The open studios event is all over Dumfries and Galloway.
Visit me at Jane Blair's studio: Lannhall Cottage, Tynron, Thornhill DG3 4LA
Spring Fling May 24th, 25th, 26th 2014
Spring Fling is here again.
Lino cut print making workshop in Kirkcudbright
There are still a few places available for my next workshop on Monday 23rd June 2014.
10.00 - 4.00 p.m. Cost £45 including a very good lunch.
A small historic town in Galloway, south west Scotland, Kirkcudbright is an unspoilt treasure.
Deserted beaches, beautiful gardens and empty roads characterise this quiet part of the world.
To book a place, contact the organiser Margaret Milligan:
Lino cuts in London
Hear about my life in lino cuts, commissions like the Harry Potter book covers, and see me printing lino cuts at James Harvey British Art.
24th April 2014 6-8pm £8
This talk and demonstration is part of the London showcase for our Open Studios event in Dumfries and Galloway. The artists showing at the James Harvey are a small selection of those taking part in this year's Spring Fling [ 24-26th May ].
Booking advised via spring_fling.eventbrite.co.uk
or 01387 213 218
James Harvey British Art
15 Langton Street, Chelsea
London SW10 0JL
New labels for Designs
Among all the good things to buy and eat in Lucy Carlow's shop and cafe´: Designs, Castle Douglas,
my new labels keep jumping out from the menus, labels, carrier bags and signage.
Workshops in February 2014
Looking forward to February? That's the time to make more lino cuts with me at Thomas Tosh.
Spend all day cutting lino and making prints upstairs at Thomas Tosh shop and cafe´. £55 includes a lovely lunch downstairs. I only have six students in a class, so you will get lots of attention, and enough time to complete some colourful prints to take away. Beginners are welcome, and those with experience. There are four dates available in February, you can come for more than one day.
Ring Yvonne at Thomas Tosh on 01848 331553 to book your place.
Gift tokens are available from Thomas Tosh if you would like to give a present of the workshops to someone.
Fine Cheese and Biscuits
The Fine Cheese Company and Artisan Biscuits have brought out a new range of sweet and savoury biscuits in tins. These are the two Christmas tins with my seasonal labels. Look out for more in 2014 at Valentine's Day, Easter and Hallowe'en
In the jungle is a sheep...
Children gave illustrators some mad commissions for an exhibition at The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. My brief started with a sheep in a jungle...The event was set up by the Central Illustration Agency and ad agency AMV BBDO. They asked the five year olds what the future holds? where do they think they'll be living? what will they be doing in their spare time?
Each piece is displayed alongside its written brief so the public can look at the picture, read the brief and then explore the images further, looking for all the wild ingredients.
"In the jungle is a sheep. Tigers/alligators/monkeys/spiders [ pink/purple sparkly ]. Elephant and giraffes. Living on boats. Octopus and dolphins underwater and a circle of swimming fish."
Eve, 5 & Betty, 5.
It just came through my letterbox: a book of poems for children, chosen by Julia Donaldson [ she wrote The Gruffalo ] and illustrated by Clare Melinsky. It was fun to choose poems old and new to decorate. The use of black and white throughout gives it a classic quality. And £10 for a hardback is a bargain.