TeaAndABiscuit

Archive
Uncategorized

Hello! There will very shortly be some new cards in my etsy shop – including this design to celebrate new arrivals! I hope you like.

new baby greetings cards

In more personal news, I’ve been busy with my own new arrival (slightly less new now as she’s 4 months old already!). I’m enjoying adding some prints to what will eventually be her room, including these by Lisa Jones (thanks, Aunties!) and Showler & Showler. And the little card I bought in Tokyo has found a perfect home.

 

Nursery Wall

 

Chalk hearts, NYC

You’ll see I’ve updated a few things around here, but I realise I haven’t posted in 2 years… Bad form for a blogger. Anyway, I’m going to have a think about what to do but meanwhile here are some hearts drawn on the road and I’m going to attempt to show this blog a bit more love.

My first time in Norway and I loved the details… the post boxes, doorsteps and windows. We had a few days there, visiting Old Stavanger, Bergen and Flam and I hope to go back.

stavangersteps

stavangergate

stavangersign

stavangerchimney

stavangerpost

stavangerdoor

oldernfjord

flamwindow

bergenwindow

bryggen

bryggendetail

I get to do a lot of interesting and exciting things at work, but this week has really been something! After a year of planning, we’ve had EINE in to create an artwork for our new building. I’ve spent the week watching him work, had a lesson in tagging, and hosting a Q&A with all the designers from our company and some students from Central St Martins – and as I type this, Ben’s putting the finishing touches to his work. Here are some photos from the week – thanks to Matt Kay for the excellent last photo!

image[3]

image[16]

 

Screen Shot 2015-06-08 at 15.36.06

HappyXmas2014

Thanks to anyone who took a look at this blog in 2014. I haven’t posted as often as I’d wanted and will be better next year, I hope! Leaving 2014 with a photo of the highlight – a trip to Alaska – where we saw killer whales and bears in the wild, ate at the Northernmost Southern BBQ and played glow-in-the-dark mini golf. Hashtag awesome.

I just got back from working in New York for a few days (I know, I know!). On the Sunday, I walked from my hotel on Canal St across the Williamsburg Bridge, through Williamsburg, Boerum Hill and Brooklyn Heights and back over the Brooklyn Bridge. While I walked (16 miles! I earned my red velvet cupcake) I listened mostly to Williamsburg’s finest – and one of my favourite bands – They Might Be Giants. Here are some of the photos I took on that walk and during the trip – and a link to a free download from Brooklyn’s Ambassadors of Love… And you can follow me on Instagram if you like photos of buildings and bridge graffiti, somewhere over on the right there! —>—->

tea&abiscuit_NY

Daphne, Greatest Guitarist
I had great fun working with my friend Mark again – this time on a project illustrating his collection of fables, The Book of Almost Truths – and the first one is complete! I had great fun creating these loose sketches for Daphne, the Greatest Guitarist in the World, a tale of riffs, wolves and duelling guitars.

You can read all Mark’s stories here – The Book Of Almost Truths.

20131117_115236 20131117_164418 1384713450006

I had a great time at the first Balham Bowls Craft fair – it’s a brilliant venue and I met some lovely fellow sellers. It’s running again on the 8th December – a special xmas-focused event with mulled wine and xmas music, so I hope to see you there!

Here are a few pics – let me know what you think of my stand! Everything I sell will be on my etsy.com site soon too.

xmasdesigns_preview

 

I’m very excited to be taking part in the first (and second) ever Craft and Vintage Fair at my favourite Balham hangout, Balham Bowls Club on the 17th November and 8th December. I’ll be selling my greetings cards and prints – here’s a sneak preview of my new 2013 Christmas designs. There’s going to be a whole host of great sellers there, not to mention the famous BBC sausage rolls! Hope to see you there!

A quick note to let you know I’ll be speaking on Wednesday as part of St Bride’s mini-conference, Stories From the Fold, with my publishing design hat on. You can find more info here: St Bride. Not that I’m nervous, but the other speakers just happen to be brilliant; Jon Gray, Zoe Bather, Clare Skeats , Phoenix Yard Books… I could go on!

Hope to see you there, and meanwhile I will get back to pacing the room and shaking uncontrollably.