Hello! I'm alive and well and living in Printsville, North London. I had forgotten quite how much work there is to do for a craft fair, a conveyor belt of printing and packing, plus a wholesale order (more printing) and print commissions, so I have been out of cyber-action for the past couple of weeks.
I've also got a couple of new things I've been working on like this wrapping paper for Renegade. Ideally it would be A2 but I don't have an A2 printer and getting it printed for me is so expensive, so for now I'm printing it myself on A3, perfect for small packages like books. I've made a small run - sets of 4 sheets (1 of each design: Folksy, Mittens, Parcels and Scissors) plus matching tags. After Renegade, I will probably pop them in the shop too.
There's also a new print called Sunny Again Tomorrow.
I wanted to make London-inspired print and I noticed in a lot of London prints there was often someone holding an umbrella. It does rain a lot in London but when it's sunny, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else - long summer days and bright crisp winter mornings - so I started with that thought.
I also wanted to do something architectural, there's the obvious skyline but I wanted to look more at everyday housing; the different kinds of buildings from Georgian townhouses, to Victorian semis, to big Brutalist council buildings that all say London to me. During my research I started to notice all the windows, so I finally started working on a London windowsill at dusk, with Victorian railings and my little homage to the London skyline on the window frame, where I display my Muji London in a bag.