Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mini mirrors and Mother's Day memories.

First of all, I just wanted to give you all a little peek at the latest edition to my Etsy shop - super cute pocket mirrors! Yayyy!

Each mirror measures approx 58mm across, which makes it the perfect size to pop into even the tiniest of handbags! There are three different designs to choose from, and each mirror will be delivered to you inside a pretty organza drawstring bag, to protect the mirrored side from scratches. Have a peek at the mirrors here, and while you're there, feel free to have a browse at the picture books, prints and postcards which are also available. :]

Okay, so as everyone in the UK knows, today is Mother's Day. Hopefully you've all had a lovely sunny day and spoilt your mum rotten. I wish I could have spent the day with my mum; I wish I could go back to when I was tiny - a handmade card, hand-picked daffodils and breakfast in bed. Instead, my day has been full of monsters and scissors and glue. I'm not sure how many of you know this, because it's something I find almost impossible to talk about, but my mummy died a few years ago when I was 19. I was planning to draw a picture of her for the lovely Fritha Strickland's I Saw You project, but since I can hardly bare to look at photographs of her, it proved to be an illustration I'm just not yet ready to create. Instead, I decided to share this painting I did of my mama back when I was about 12 - it was an entry in a Mother's Day competition, and it won first prize.

Finally, I just wanted to give a little mention to the lovely Julia Young, who featured me in her Doodler's Corner yesterday - check out the full interview here. Also, the lovely Fritha mentioned my work in a fashion illustration post on her blog, and check out this little feature about my work on the Not In website

Happy Mother's Day mummy. I love you.

1 comment:

  1. well you know i love your pocket mirrors,
    but i did not know that your mum had died.It must have been a hard day for you yesterday, i remember bringing daffodils and a handmade card to my mum when i was young although am still giving her the handmade cards.
    I love the drawing you did of your mum when you where 12, she must have loved it especially as it won first prize. So sorry that your mum is no longer with you, i really feel for you especially as i lost my dad and it took me a long time before i could bring any photos out. when you are ready you will do am sure do a beautiful illustration of your mum. XX


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