Tuesday, 30 March 2010

towns & tigers

We're signing the lease on our new flat on thursday and i would really appreciate if someone would please give me a copy of this super nice world map by the incredible Oliver Jeffers for You Me The Royal We for our empty new walls.

Lotta Nieminen make truly wonderful illustrations. Her choice of colours, textures and subject matter are all spot on. I could look at the image above for hours and i think i'd keep finding winning details hidden in there.

THIS is just the cutest print. Reminds me of one of my favourite children's books, the Tiger Who Came To Tea.

Am currently really enjoying Too Much Perspective. A comedy blog run by one of my friends and some of his friends. Lots of the reference are very british so might fall flat to you non uk types but...yeah..its great.

Monday, 29 March 2010


There are TWO new prints for sale on my etsy shop as of today! Splendid.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Modest Triumps

This version of Millais' Ophelia by Jaako Pallasvuo and Henna Hyvarinen makes me want to give up drawing and hide under a rock. It is just so incredibly beautiful.

So much of the work on Maxwell Loren Holyoke Hirsch's site is amazing. He's been one of my favourites for the past few years and his most recent work only serves to highlight why that is. So much great use of colour and texture.

Am quite taken with this lovely lovely print by Jamie Shelman. Its just so summery!

Forgot to say that we have hardly any copies of
We Are The Friction left (under 20) stop by our site to get your hands on a copy before its too late!

Oh! And Forever Is Today is my new favourite blog.

Monday, 22 March 2010

Super cool shopping opportunities!

A few things to start the week with.... My boyfriend has just opened up his own online shop. Its small but perfectly formed right now but will be growing very soon! The print above is one of my favourites of his. The bluey-black and red is a winning combination!

The T-shirt I did with those pesky kids at Tiny Showcase is now on sale for a dangerously reasonable $10! $10!

I put together a zine of some of the images from my exhibition and its on etsy now!

Still got a handful of drawings for sale. Email me if you're keen!

Friday, 19 March 2010

More on sale

I found another handful of drawings that I'm putting on sale. These ones are just wee A6 watercolours. Some are sketches for bigger things, some are absent minded doodles. Again email me if you're interested in purchasing any of them. There are still a few left in the previous post too! Thanks to everyone who has contacted me so far. What a lovely response!

Leaf A6 £10 (including P&P)Ghost House A6 £10 (including P&P)Rainbow Ball A6 £10 (including P&P)

Flower A6 £10 (including P&P)



Thursday, 18 March 2010


So in an attempt to clear out the piles of paper stored all over our flat I've decided to sell some of my drawings. The images for sale are listed and priced below. If you're interested in purchasing any of them email me on lizzy(at)abouttoday.co.uk and tell me which one you're after. Prices range from cheap to not so cheap so there's something for everyone! I'm afraid I can only accept payment by Paypal or UK cheque. Postage added on purchase.


Wooden Tower, Pencil £28



Bird & Pebbles DIGITAL PRINTS as a pair £13

'They were like bears & we were like deer' DIGITAL PRINTS £25 for both or £15 each




Wolf Church, DIGITAL PRINT £15




Swedish Chuch, pencil A4, £30



Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Simple things

Nice outfits from totokaelo. Yes please.

A nice wee flickr set by mherring.

These necklaces by Kristina Klarin are so simple but so desirable! They're so scientific looking too!

Vote for Verity's print on Pulptree and she'll be happy.

Sweet! I listened to this a few times this afternoon. So heartwarming!

Monday, 15 March 2010

New Drawings

So i'm back from last weeks trip to Leeds. Exhibition is up and open until March 26th so if you're in the area please pop into the Art College and have a look. If you're not in leeds then pretty much all the images from the show can be found on flickr. Easy. There might be some prints on sale soon but in the meantime email me if you're interested in purchasing any work.

Big big thanks go to the incredibly lovely Helen of Memo (and her boyfriend Sam) for allowing me into their home for dinner, to Mr Anthony Zinonos for his stellar company and to those charming chaps from Nous Vous for their ongoing amazingness in pretty much every field.

Thursday, 11 March 2010


I dont think I"ve ever blogged first thing in the morning. But i forgot to do this last night so....
My exhibition opens today at 5.30pm at Leeds College of Art on Blenheim Walk. Its in the wee space next to the cafe on the ground floor. I'll be there looking awkward and would much appreciate chat from uh...anyone!

Monday, 8 March 2010


I have a pretty big (read massive) crush on everything produced by The Vamoose. Not only are the accessories lovely but the accompanying blog which charts development and inspiration is beautiful and full of very swoony photos of dreamy ladies and floaty fashion. Perfect.

This necklace from Toast is so pretty and summery. Great with a simple tee or vest.

Niiice. Looks lovely and simutaneously practical. No mean feat. Shame someone has already bagged it!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Another sneak peak of a piece for my show in Leeds opening next week.

Here I'd like to make a plea to anyone who knows the city of Leeds. I'm going to be there for a couple of days post exhibition opening so was wondering..uh..what should I do with myself? What is good to see, where should I go, any foody recommendations? I'm open to all suggestions (shopping tips particularly welcome!) Just leave a comment and let me know.

Thursday, 4 March 2010


To celebrate the fact that my rather talented friend Verity has just put some rather splendid Lion badges on sale I thought I'd do a wee post on Lions. Because I realised that I like a lot of lion related things and well...its not more complex than that. So first up Verity's badges. Aren't they great? Laser cut and neatly packaged these friendly fellas are a bargain at $14. Also they look a bit like biscuits.

Beatrice Alemagna writes wonderful, whimsical books with beautifully unique illustrations that provide a much needed break from the saccharine sweet fodder in most children's books. My absolute favourite is Un Lion a Paris. Which is, in every way, flawless.

And this is a Lion I drew exactly one year ago. I still rather like this one. Which is a rarity. Maybe he'll feature in some kind of story one day.

This lion lives in our flat and we love him.