I am so pleased to announce that (finally!!) you can now purchase these neat and cute little A5 prints of Bunny and Una. Yes folks the 'Once a Showgirl' collection is now in my Etsy Shop and will be followed by A6 greetings cards and envelopes. At some stage I will be selling the originals, I'm currently on the hunt for pretty frames, so I can sell the original works complete and ready to hang.
|Once a showgirl Collection|
*The originals are slightly larger than the prints but I feel the prints work better smaller and with cute white boarders as pictured above.
Each A5 print has a little silver or gold paint which I have added by hand.
|Gold sparkling champagne added by hand.|
|Champagne and Gossip....Gouache|
All together I made 9 illustrations but unfortunately a couple didn't make the final collection - but this isn't to say I won't perhaps list them at a later date. The couple left out I felt were too samey and/or colours not quite in tune with the rest of the collection.
|The Arrival of Pickle....Gouache|
I've spent so many happy months with these all singing all dancing Busby Berkeley girls that I'm almost in a state of devastation to have to leave them behind. I still have a slightly unfinished Una doll sat on my shelf that I'm currently reluctant to finish because I feel sad to sell her. I will be exhibiting a few of my pieces in an exciting exhibition later in the year so it may well be that she sticks around with me until then.
|Goodbye....Bunny and Una|
Anyway, onwards and upwards. I've started some sketches for a new collection which will take me back to the sea (you may remember my Call of the Sea collection back in 2013) and will involve a 1930's 'Bloomsbury Group' type Missy, a handsome fisherman and possibly the odd pastel haired mermaid....Very excited at the moment to be sketching and thinking of possible fabrics for beach pyjamas, swim caps and beach slippers!