Friday, 12 May 2017

Bringing Up Baby.....

Katherine Hepburn and Baby. This is my absolute favourite costume in the movie. Gold lame gown with floating veil.

  April and May has been consumed with leopard print!

  I have absolutely adored spending the last month and a half immersing myself in one of my very  favourite screwball comedies. No matter how many times I watch this charming classic I always laugh.

  Made in 1938 "Bringing up Baby" is the epitome of the classic 30's screwball comedy.

A rather shy and goofy palaeontologist (played to perfection by Cary Grant) finds himself in a number of predicaments involving a scatterbrained heiress (Katherine Hepburn) and a leopard named Baby!

This little collection of prints and textile pieces has been created whilst re watching the movie on repeat. It has therefore all been made with a heavy dose of giggling. Hope you like each piece.

The illustrated art prints can be purchased in my Etsy shop as individual prints or as a set of three.

Textile wall hanging pieces

  Each of the prints has an added famous caption from the movie.....

8"x 8" illustrated art print. Originally painted in gouache.

8"x 8" illustrated art print. Originally painted in gouache.

8"x 8" illustrated art print. Originally painted in gouache.

Pip x

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Illustrated Map of Iceland....

  I'm so delighted that people are really enjoying my new print An Illustrated Map of Iceland now listed in my Etsy Shop I was so inspired by my recent long weekend in Reykjavik that I couldn't wait to paint this fun and colourful little map pin pointing a few of the pleasures of this glorious country. We managed to pack a fair bit in during our 3 day trip as we'd researched our trips and restaurants we wanted to eat in before we even got on the plane!

  Ever since I was a teenager I've wanted to visit Iceland and now that I've dipped my toe into experiencing it's capital of cool I long to go back, hire a car and drive around the whole country on a 2-3 week trip. I longed to go but now I just long to go back!

Illustrated Map of Iceland ....Originally painted in gouache on heavy watercolour paper. Printed on Epson Matte.

 *** Please note the map is an artistic impression of the country but not to be taken literally***

Pip x