Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Whoa you guys it's my birthday today! I'm 23! Do I seem older and wiser?
Not that I have any special birthday art though. These are the final 4 art cards in the fairy tales series I mentioned, finally finished in preparation for the Bristol Ferment Farmer's Market, although I didn't find time to post them beforehand.
The top set is Rapunzel. In the version I had, the witch finds out about the prince because Rapunzel gets pregnant. She cuts off Rapunzel's hair, kicks her out, and uses the hair to trick the prince so she can drop him off the tower. It still has a happy ending though.
The bottom set is Cinderella, which is incredibly gruesome! The wicked stepsisters cut bits off their feet to make the slipper fit. It's also the spirit of Cinderella's mother, in the form of two doves, that gives her the gown and slippers in the first place.
I didn't sell any of these in the end, so I've put them up for sale in my Etsy shop. Maybe you should buy one to make me happy on my birthday! Although I have just made an entire coffee cake which I have all to myself, so I'm already pretty happy.
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
These are some more originals I’m selling at the farmer’s market this Saturday.
These ones are miniature bookmarks, which I’m selling in these sets of three. The first set are meant to be birds that have symbolic meaning in England, the second set are elemental spirits.
Since I had very little time to prepare for the farmer’s market this Saturday, I decided to do some more originals to sell instead of trying to make a comic or a book.
These sets of six are tags for presents, they’re threaded with red embroidery thread now, but my camera is out of battery so I can’t take a photo.
The top set are my favourite spring flowers. The bottom set are based ontsukumogami, an item in japanese folklore. Supposedly when a tool or belonging reaches 100 years of service, it gains a soul and moves around the house.
Sunday, 22 July 2012
This week Sammy was at Manchester MCM, and next Saturday (work shifts permitting) I'll have a little stall at Bristol Ferment Farmer's Market, so I made a mini-comic to give out instead of business cards. Sammy's been doing it that way for ages, and it works really well - people tend not to turn down a free comic. We also made a free mini-zine to promote What's the Time Mrs Woolf?
Anyway, I decided on a miniature Patience mystery, since I'm hoping to get the first full-length comic done before the spring cons next year.
Aside from the new issue of What's the Time, Mrs Woolf? (with a 'hairy' theme) the other things I'll be taking are all original paintings. I'll be posting some of those next week. I'll also have a few copies of Inspired's latest anthologies, and limited numbers of the mini-library Sammy tried at Manchester.
If any of you are near Bristol, I hope you'll stop by and see me!