Hi then! Well done for stumbling across my little corner of the interweb! Amongst other things I’ve been attempting to get my life organised, and to document that process I thought I’d pop a little blog on my brand new website! I’ll try and keep my waffle concise and put in lots of photos to keep viewing-boredom to a minimum! By way of introduction, I’m Louise – (head drawer of fluffy idiots) and if you’re a stockist or supplier you’ll probably also have encountered my Accountant/Dad/Beautiful-Spreadsheet-Maker, Ian. Osc, my wonky yin yang fluffball, will be making regular appearances too and Mum is head picker and packer and punning-extraordinaire. This whole fun thing really got going about 3 months ago at Spring Fair in Birmingham, where I met loads of great people.. other Publishers, Stockists, Agents and Licencencees.
Since then I’ve had a big old stooodio refurb… who needs wall/floor space anyway!?
I’ve also had my first exporting experience, shipping out a big order to the beautiful, world-renouned stationary shop Ito-ya in Tokyo! It’s set across 6 floors and looks like paper-heaven.
And with 7 shiny new Agents on board it’s been so so exciting to be packing up loads of new orders each week to lots of new stockists. As a result, mine and my family’s new hobby has become picking and packing – if you don’t know what that means then either consider yourself lucky or come and get involved – coffee and biscuits are provided (sometimes wine if it’s after midday)!
In other neeeews, my debut collection of Craft Artist craft packages launched on the Daisy-trail website a couple of months ago and are available to download individually or as a group or to buy as a CD. I’ve got my next 5 kits going live in about a month too if anyone fancies those!
It’s been a busy time for commissions too including a couple of my favourites here. The top painting is Brighton Pier and the bottom is St John’s Bridge in Cambridge. I adore painting in this way. Just using acrylics and my fingers on large canvases. It’s really liberating and a nice change from my smaller more intricate illustrations!
Fink that’s everything for now isn’t it… I’ve got lots of bits and bobs in the making at the moment which I’ll be able to waffle about soon.