My First Craft Fair...

Last weekend I sold my artwork and stationary at the Artisan's at St George's Hall fair. It was my first time selling things in real life (other than etsy!) 

I had been putting off selling things in person, probably because I was nervous about all the things I needed to do to prepare; designing/ordering stock, making stands/shelves, and mainly worrying about whether anyone will actually buy anything! 

Banner design

Banner design

After reading lots of blogs and trawling through pinterest I decided on a what products to sell and how to design / build elements of my stall. My woodwork skills from uni finally became useful! So a bought a few sheets of OSB and went to B&Q with the boyf for some dowel, brackets and screws. 

Although the fair wasn't the busiest I've been to, it was great to sell some bits. It was also good to experience start selling in person, meeting customers, getting feedback and the most valuable part of the weekend was meeting other sellers. I met some really great people, who gave me lots of tips and knowledge about the do's and don'ts of selling at markets. Overall I was happy with how my stall looked and now I will be prepared to apply for more in the future! 

My bestie's wedding!

Had the best weekend celebrating the wedding of Imogen and Gareth! They had thought of every last detail in making their wedding the perfect day! A lot of this was down to Imogen's architectural eye for design and a massive group effort from their amazing family and friends!

Trinity Buoy Wharf

My contribution as well as a few bridesmaids duties were to help out making and designing some of the wedding signs. Both the order of the day and the table plans. The beautiful weather and tasty lunches at the Lee's house definitely made wedding tasks easy! Here are some photos my signs along with a custom wedding card of their wedding venue - Trinity Buoy Wharf (above).

Website Illustrations!

I have just finished working on a cool project for an American company called Outboundworks. The brief for the project was to design and illustrate artwork to represent the company and their processes. 

'Humans and technology working hand in hand to deliver customers to you'

It took a lot of doodling, a rough sketch up model and great feedback from the client to get to the final images and I'm really pleased with the end result. You can view the work on the website www.outboundworks.com . I particularly enjoyed designing the roll overs on the main factory image (below) which animate each character. 

Etsy Shop Open!

Finally finished setting up my Etsy shop!

 

Click here to view my IllustrationsByApril Shop

I'll be selling a mix of 'ready to post' prints and products along with some 'made to order' custom illustrations. 

  • Illustrated places (so far of lovely Liverpool and Avebury),

  • Illustrated veggie / animal notebooks

  • Animal postcards

  • Veggie / Under the sea stickers

  • Custom House / building illustrations

  • Custom Wedding venue illustrations

  • Pet portraits

Hope you enjoy perusing my online shelves!

 

 

Competition time!

I have just entered the Ohh Deer annual greetings card competition 'Go Hard or Go Home', with some animal and insect themed designs! Love Bug, MOTHers day, Naughty Iguana and Insexts (inspired by the praying mantis at Chester Zoo who likes to eat her lovers!)  

You can vote for my designs here! https://ohhdeer.com/competition/artist/april-illustrations

I have just entered the Ohh Deer annual greetings card competition, with some animal and insect themed designs! Love Bug, MOTHers day, Naughty Iguana and Insexts (inspired by the praying mantis at chester zoo who likes to eat her lovers!)

 

Business Cards

I finally committed to a single image for my new business cards! I picked one of my favourite images from my Animal Alphabet - the Goldfish! I ordered them from Solopress and I am really happy with how they turned out!