Monday, 28 October 2013

Apples, arrows & stripes

Follow your heart & you will fly straight and true
Emily Hamilton
(ink & watercolour)
Last month I was racking my brains to work out how I could incorporate the striped style from my 'Surfer' series. I really like the way they look & have been attempting numerous creations, from wooly jumpers & fruit to sail boats and palm trees. Below is one of the pieces which I've added a snippet of typography to, along with some more wood block printing recycled from my pineapple & watermelon pieces earlier this year. 
'Stand Tall'
Emily Hamilton
(ink, watercolour & wood block print)

and to finish off, here's a share of the beautiful JF Shapes board I was asked to add a few lines to. It really didnt need anything to make it look better, but I just added some light, unobtrusive detail to the amazing wooden fins.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 pleut...

With the changing seasons I felt like throwing together a bit of sunshine, paint and rounded clouds...
Vintage paper, fineliners and taking a break from using it on furniture, the brilliant Annie Sloan Chalkpaint.

'Il pleut'
 Emily Hamilton

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Foxy little number

This little sleeping fox is part of some sketchy pieces working towards this years collection of Christmas cards. Nature, geometrics & pastely hues are the inspiration behind them - yummo.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Neon brights

Today is a grey day. A grey day where I got completely soaked in a torrential downpour with no form whatsoever of waterproof garmentation.
So what was a girl to do, apart from quickly buy a neon jumper then go home and get some neon paints out.
I love a bit of neon. Its pretty good at tarting up some nice hairy manilla, and giving something plain & simple a nice little bit of pow...
(Oh and it also happens to be the name of the very excellent wetsuits made by my talented friend Elsie Pinniger...)

 Apart from my obvious excitement at everything neon, I also had a very good morning meeting the lovely ladies at Nalu Beads headquarters. I spent it peering into their amazing ocean-inspired lampwork beads & getting excited with Lisa & Rae about all the potential ideas they had.
More on that to come soon...
Until then, I recommend getting some neon in your life (although note, please be careful when photographing neon paint. Josh doesnt know it yet but I managed to drop his iphone in some mid snapping. Oopsy).