Hello lovely visitor. Well what a frantic time it’s becoming. Christmas is fast approaching, my daughter will be 2 in 3 weeks and I’m launching my new range of Christmas tags and cards eeek!
The ink and glue is drying as we speak.
After months of experimenting, drawing, sketching, making, throwing away and occasionally crying, I think I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
By signing up to a craft fair, I’ve forced myself to hit a deadline. It’s also forced me to think “yeap I can draw, I’m creative, but how do I turn those skills into a viable commercial venture, beyond making just pretty pictures.”
Admittedly in the age of handmade, this is no easy venture. It seems the market is pretty saturated with handmade, individual designed products. It’s both good and bad. Lots of competition for people like me but then lots of opportunity too.
I can’t begin to tell you the ideas I have for designs, products, artwork. My head is buzzing.
For now I leave you with a few pictures of my newest designs, taken on Instagram, that will available in my Etsy shop and at the Fairytale Christmas Craft Fair on 6th December, at Brighton Racecourse. They include gift tags, greeting cards, postcards and fingers crossed some bunting with a difference. (Proper product shots to follow of course!)
I will be continuing with my more artful fashion inspired illustrations too, but I want to be able to pour my heart and soul into them, thus keeping these other products more lighthearted and fun. And always with a touch of rustic glamour..
It’s exciting and terrifying all at the same time. I do feel however that it’s the start of something much bigger. I’ve dreamed for a very long time and do you know what? I think it’s going to work out just fine.
Do forgive me in the meantime if I’m slower answering emails or social media chats. I’m rather preoccupied but I’ll get there.