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Some more guest photography from Matt, this time the street art is from Amsterdam.  Love the Rembrandt!

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This is actually what I was working on last week, but in all the excitement of finishing a new piece I totally forgot to blog about it.  This illustration will be available as A6 greetings cards, in fact they’re back from the printers already but I haven’t got the cellophane sleeves yet so won’t be adding them to Etsy until next week!

One day I will have a go at making a time-lapse video, but for now you’ll just have to put up with lots of photos…

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I can’t believe I haven’t done a Sunday Sketchblog post since early November, apparently I’m getting worse at blogging with each passing month!  To try and get me back on track I’ve decided to share a silly little thing.  A private joke with a friend 😉

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Sometimes I feel like doing something totally frivolous, and cutting out stickers by hand is certainly that!  I made these for no other reason than I found a stash of sticker paper while tidying up, and they certainly do look cute.

Limited edition (only 8 sets available), and cheap as chips so click here to purchase a set.

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I launched my Giniatures print just over a week ago, and it’s done very well so far.  Quite a few A5 prints sold, a special request for an A4 sized one, and even a couple of notebook commissions.  So I thought this was a good time to show off some photos.  First up we have photos sent in by a customer, of her trying her gin print out against different walls (and discovering how difficult it is to photograph something that’s fronted with glass – reflections ahoy!).

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After some dithering on my part I finally decided on my ideal frame choice (this particular one is from Cox & Cox).

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Last, but certainly not least, we have one of the specially commissioned books (the other is basically the same, but a larger size).  Made to order, please contact me for details.

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Some more guest photography from Matt today, here’s some street art he collected on the canal between Stoke station and the Britannia Stadium earlier this year.

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I’m usually pretty good at remembering where I photographed bits of street art (or, rather, I usually make notes as I go) but this time I didn’t.  I don’t go over to Camden very often, and in fact up until last month I’d not been there for a couple of years.  We decided to take the doglet on an outing though, his first trip to Camden, and it was a very exciting day out for him.  We walked there via the canal, then ambled around and ended up in a sort of food coma.  I took lots of photos, but mostly have no clue where they were taken!

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I have quite a love of gin these days, and so what could be more natural than to work it into my art?  So my latest piece is selection of nine British-made gins, all with beautiful bottles.  Drawn by hand, then the colour was added using Derwent Inktense.

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Now available as unframed A5 prints, click here to visit my Etsy shop and buy one!

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Artists often have trouble promoting themselves, and although we do our best by bombarding social media we’re basically at the mercy of hoping that other people spread the word.  I know I’m a bit of a lazy blogger but I’m going to try and remember to post about fellow artists every so often, and do my bit to help bring in more customers for them.

This week we have Fauxcination, which is where you can buy beautiful jewellery handmade by Cindy.  Though I don’t wear jewellery myself, I am in awe of how she produces such delicate and intricate wire work.  Go and pay her page a visit, and follow her for updates.  She’s constantly tinkering away and making beautiful things!

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I don’t get to travel very much, and in fact haven’t left the UK in almost five years, but I do love to collect street art from anywhere so I’m always very grateful when friends collect it for me on their travels.  This batch of photos was kindly provided by Daisy, who visited Italy twice last year and managed to find some beautiful street art while she was there.  The last one is my favourite.

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