Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Foxes & Flowers

Another sketchbook spread for y'all. Want to see the animals closer? Its over on flickr.

Added these wee gocco folky flower cards to my etsy yesterday, four cards for $6 and they double up as nice mini prints!

Absolutely adore these beautiful ceramics by Molly Hatch. I couldn't decide which one was my favourite so I stuck them all up here. I'm itching to play with some ceramic painting at some point in the future.

Friday, 25 June 2010


As seems to be a regular occurance at the moment I'm clearing out old drawings once again. I might make this a monthly thing. I have so many sketches and doodles in need of a good home! As per usual if you're interested in making a purchase email me at lizzy (at) abouttoday.co.uk stating which drawing you're interested in. I'm afraid I can only accept paypal right now. Images are prices below and postage costs will be added on depending on where you live!
'Claude'- Pencil & Watercolour £20

'Woodsman'- SOLD
Brown paper portraits 1-4 (for details etc see each individually on my flickr) £25 each

'Sail away from that safe harbour'- SOLD

Sketchbook House- pencil & watercolour £10

'Le Deluge'- Pencil & Watercolour £28

Nikolai Sutyagins House (triangles)- screenprint & watercolour £25

Also there a few leftovers from a previous drawings sale. Namely this one and this guy.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Sketchbooks & Skylines

A recent pair of doodles from my sketchbook. Going to try and share this kind of thing with you fine folks more often.

Alas I can't afford a full size print by Sanna Annukka. Sigh. But my budget does stretch to a card from Sanna's lovely range for 1973. Which doesn't look too bad at all framed! I may even go back to the red door gallery and pick up the other cards in the series!

The train back from Aberdeen last week took me along the coast of Fife on a beautifully sunny afternoon. This was the view near Aberdour looking across the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh (you can see arthurs seat in the distance). Scotland is pretty lovely sometimes!

Don't forget this week's free gift offer on my etsy store.

Keep an eye on 'My Love for You..' as Meighan is running a wonderful fundraiser for the BP Oil Spill Cleanup and I have a piece going up for sale as part of it.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Shop Treats!

For the next week (21st-27th June) any order over $15 in my shop will come with something else thrown in for free! It might be a card, a zine, a print or even an original drawing. Who knows! It'll be a surprise and most importantly it'll be free! Can't say no to that!

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Degree Show Picks

Hello! I've been in Aberdeen for a few days getting out of my comfort zone doing some super large scale work. I'll let you in on it soon! In the meantime I thought I'd post some of my favourites from this years degree show at Edinburgh College of Art.

Its only right I post an illustrator first. As ever the Illustration show is well worth a look with plenty of books to leaf through and a wee shop for special purchases. My favourite work this year was by Irene Servillo (above). Her work is consistently lovely, dreamy and shows a really well developed sense of personal style.
Check out the 2010 degree show site for the rest of the illustration graduates.

Next to graphic design where the work of mr Joseph Pielichaty (above) really caught my attention. As well as having a strong design sensibility Joseph is also a master of illustrated nonsense! His sketchbooks are a real treat; charming, witty and nicely drawn.

Painting now. I really liked a couple of folks this year (Matthew Swan for example is definitely going to be a painting superstar in the near future) but my favourite piece was this one (above) by Alex Gibbs. I don't have to explain why do I? Its just flipping beautiful.

The degree show runs until Sunday 20th June At Edinburgh College of Art on Lauriston Place, Edinburgh.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Grey and White

I recently embarked on the mammoth task of putting together a publishing portfolio for myself (specifically book related work as opposed to personal work or childrens book work). It consists of mainly brand new work include series' of illustrations as well as designs for bookcovers. Above is one of my favourites for Wuthering Heights. There's more over on my flickr and i'll be adding extras up there a bit later.

We spent a wonderful day in Brighton for Jez's Birthday back in April. It was lovely. You should check out his recently updated shop by the way!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Drawing Sale Mark 3

More drawings for sale today. Last lot I promise! As usual if you're interested in making a purchase please send me an email at lizzy (at) abouttoday.co.uk All drawings are priced below. Postage depends on where you live!

'Catherine' SOLD

'Triangle' SOLD

'Nikolai's House' A3 SOLD

'Jane Austen' SOLD

'Flood' SOLD

'Oscar' SOLD

'Tower' £18

'Flower' £14

'Beak' £80 (lettered acetate is removable, fits the drawing for
framing but if you'd rather just have the drawing then thats fine!)