Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Arrival of Pickle....

  Here is my first completed illustration for a new series of prints and postcards. Each illustration will show snippets in the daily life of 1930's showgirl Una and her fellow dancing pal Bunny. I want the sweet little collection to read like screen shots from an old 1930's musical - think Busby Berkeley of course.

The Arrival of Pickle.....Gouache

I'm planning a wire limbed doll based on Bunny. Would feel terribly wrong not to bring her to life!

  Una and Bunny adopt a cat called Pickle... He likes cosy corners, swinging on curtains and sharpening his claws on the skirting boards.

  The idea for introducing a little cat into the story was inspired by the cat in Stage Door 1937 and my neighbours cat Pickle. 

  The gorgeous Pickle himself.

  I'm hoping to get the collection ready for sale in early March. Not sure yet how many there will be in total but I have a fair few cute scenarios up my sleeve and in sketchy format.

  Pip x


  1. Looking forward to it and by the way 'Pickle' looks IDENTICAL to my cat 'Tiberius' xx

  2. I LOVE this drawing of Pickle! He will be so pleased, I will show him when he gets back from chasing the wind in the garden. Julie xx

  3. These are beautiful Sarah! And how adorable is Pickle?!