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Good evening. I’ve got to apologise to all the Hitchin drawing folk! I’m away on Monday so will have to re-schedule our drawing session to next Monday (the 22nd) is it alright? It’s really late notice - the reason for that is that I’m a shoddy individual. Sorry. Thanks for coming along and being lovely and making the sessions so nice: I’m really looking forward to all that 2018 brings. @millerbuckland @cassia_thomas_artist @jojospooney @justbeckyh @rosieshorty @whatctdid @boldandnoble @deanharmer @sasandyosh @danthescribbler @sue_jarman @becmcconnachie @stephencollinscomics @nins_beans @josephinemorris @scooperphotog @kim.prints @soberinadrunkworld @hitchinarthub @kate_and_cloud @frances_oleary @rockahulakids @stuartjonesartist @mylittlethings @raggedlife
If you’re not following @hadleypapergoods yet please go do it now because there are so many new cards that are going up in the shop next week and I really want you to see them. Thank you. #illustration #collage #independentbusiness #onewomanbusiness #shopsmall #youarewhatyougive #illustrator #collage #drawing
There are people fixing our roof at the mo and they won’t accept a cup of tea - it’s so unnerving! My advice to you is: if you’re planning on spending a prolonged amount of time on someone’s roof you have to drink their tea, or even just pretend to drink it - that’s fine too. #jostoptips #rulesofengagement
Anyone got any good recommendations for buying vintage clothes online? I browse Rokit and Beyond Retro a bit. It needs to be somewhere relatively cheap because I'm a miser and must offer free returns because I'm shockingly bad at judging what things will look like (you'd think I'd be alright at visualising in my line of work but apparently not). Thanks in advance!
Ok so it’s a cliche new year thing BUT I’m changing our lives to make them more eco. I’m adding lots of vegan meals to my repertoire and we’re eating vegetarian at home and using Re-useable bottles and drinks cups when we’re out. We get Who Gives a Crap toilet roll delivered and I’m swapping to Ecotricity - they are an amazing company, I almost wept looking at their website. I feel like this government doesn’t care one bit about the environment and I’ve found that pretty upsetting at times: by investing in eco companies we can just bypass those wallies. There’s lots more to do but I think I might be getting old because I don’t think I’ll manage too much change in one go! Going to give it a week then crack on with the overhaul. NEXT UP: nappies, greening up @hadleypapergoods and . . . the cat. #goinggreen #ecowarrior #illustrator #collage #drawing
Happy New Year comrades - I hope the holiday feeling is lasting for you. I’m back in weekday Mum mode and working evenings. Travelling around and being with lovely people has been wonderful and now it’s nice to be back in the homestead too. I’ll be hanging out Gram-side much more now - can’t wait to catch up with all your cats and breakfasts and stuff. (This picture is available to buy at The New Craftsmen as an affordable giclee print - just putting that out there . . .) #illustrator #collage #drawing
Also - here is some mistletoe, accompanied with a great big, sloppy virtual-kiss from me: place it wherever you wish. X
Happy Christmas one and all - keep warm and snug. I’m finally feeling festive after a couple of mince pies and making clementine lanterns (have you ever made them, you use the sticky up pith at the bottom as a wick and fill the bottom with cooking oil to keep them going) - the child inexplicably found the 3rd lantern very upsetting and wailed when we lit it: toddlers like to mix it up, keep you on your toes. See you on the other side you lovely folks. #christmastradition #hygge #toyouandyours
We saw The Last Jedi last night and I loved it. I always love Star Wars, obviously - because it’s amazing. BUT. This one has loads of older ladies in - significantly more than any other and I am ALL FOR IT, it was just amazing. And so many sexist little plot formulas were just NOT THERE, and the film was so much better for it. If I had to describe it in one word I would say it was FUCKING COOL. Hope I’m not too old to say cool - maybe I’ll just say it was FUCKIN’ BANGIN’ instead. Well done everyone. #joreviewsfilms #bangin #starwars #whatsinmydrawers #studio #studiotime #illustrator #collage #drawing
A question. How many of you out there use a mooncup? Or any menstrual cup? I’ve used them since I was 19 and they’re just brilliant - safe, hygienic and easy. I was just listening to Woman’s Hour and feeling so sad for all those teenagers dealing with their periods in such a lonely way. And huge companies making such enormous profits from tampons and towels. And those products being taxed and the tax being spent on ‘women’s charities’ which is so bizzarely unethical it’s horrible. And I just thought of my little cup made by my little company sitting in the bathroom cupboard downstairs and I felt very thankful for that and for how lucky I’ve been. If anyone reading this wants to try a cup but has questions dm me and I’ll do my best to answer. #mooncup #periodpower
Faces from the floor - poor wee loves. #whatsinmydrawers #studio #studiotime #illustrator #collage #drawing
Have you started using Ecosia instead of Google yet? They plants trees with their profits 👍
Draw More Christmas drinks at The Highlander this Monday from 8, see you there! @millerbuckland @cassia_thomas_artist @jojospooney @justbeckyh @rosieshorty @whatctdid @boldandnoble @deanharmer @sasandyosh @danthescribbler @sue_jarman @becmcconnachie @stephencollinscomics @nins_beans @josephinemorris @scooperphotog @kim.prints @soberinadrunkworld @hitchinarthub @kate_and_cloud @frances_oleary @rockahulakids @stuartjonesartist @mylittlethings @raggedlife @highlanderph
Giclee prints of mine are now available via @thenewcraftsmen - two of them, go have a look. I’ll put a link in my profile. #illustrator #collage #drawing
Put a little pitch in for the @ccsmugglers new album cover - keep all your crossable extremities crossed for me please, I really want to do it. #illustrator #collage #drawing #ccsmugglers
You can buy a voucher for @hopeandelvis - where I’m teaching next year. Give your loved ones the gift of learning a new skill. Or just carry on giving them the same old crap and they can practise that old skill of looking pleased with something they’d like to bin. Your choice. X #illustrator #collage #drawing #alwayslearning
Did you have a go at drawing your face on your face? - here’s my cousin @steveolivernet’s mug excellently captured! Sorry to all people who had a go and I didn’t get to you in time - the #drawmore hashtag is really crowded and I lost you all! What a wazzock I am: new hashtag for next time. HITCHIN FOLK: there is a drawmore social on 18th Dec, at The Highlander from 8pm. Come along - you don’t need to have come to a class, it’s just a chance to have a drink with nice, like-minded, drawing/making folk. We may play some drawing based party games - will be on the big table by the fire 👍 🔥. @millerbuckland @cassia_thomas_artist @jojospooney @justbeckyh @rosieshorty @whatctdid @boldandnoble @deanharmer @sasandyosh @danthescribbler @sue_jarman @becmcconnachie @stephencollinscomics @nins_beans @josephinemorris @scooperphotog @kim.prints @soberinadrunkworld @hitchinarthub @kate_and_cloud @frances_oleary @rockahulakids @stuartjonesartist @mylittlethings @raggedlife @beatrizacevedoart
I did a calligraphy class with @alicegabb and it was wonderful, I would highly recommend doing one (especially any self-employed bods: tax deductible nice times 🎉) Here is evidence of me practising Alice! Also - gotta say it: there’s a sale on over at @hadleypapergoods, you should go partake. #whatsinmydrawers #studio #studiotime #illustrator #collage #drawing
Drawing tonight at The Highlander at 7.30, come-one come-all. Bring paper, pens and pencils and £2.50, I’m just endeavouring to secure a top, best model for us to draw.
@maclaringham has got rid of her gram account in favour of a more authentic friendship experience but luckily she’s keeping on doing her @manifested_style account! Hooray! You should go look at it. She has fun with clothes and with posing in a way that is super cool: and is truly feminist too. Scrolling through her feed is like sweet, sweet balm to my soul. I enjoy it so much, and I hope you do too. #ootd #realfashion #clothes #lookandfollow #cleversausage #folksthatilike