In Liverpool: Arts Hub 47

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Lovely designs, featured in a co-op members run Arts shop not too far away from where I live

Originally posted on a sense of place:

A beautiful cold blue day today in Liverpool. Perfect for rambling around, which we did all day, with a special stop at a new arts co-op in Lark Lane, that Sarah’s just joined, Arts Hub 47.

Calling in first to Plot 44 Greenbank Lane, Sarah and Gemma's allotment. Calling in first to Plot 44 Greenbank Lane, Sarah and Gemma’s allotment.

To see if the snowdrops are out yet. To see if the snowdrops are out yet.

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Proactive and productive

This summer I definitely wanted to make the most of my spare time to concentrate on me as a designer and a succcessful of that. And I know nothing happens over night and I wont become the next Paula Scher or Vince Frost but I am doing tiny measures to get myself out there. I have opened my own shop on Etsy called Modernchilli. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ModernChilli?ref=l2-shopheader-name (Have a little nosey if you want!)
Its nothing major, just selling a few of my designs which is slow but at least im doing something. I have also sent some of my designs to a number of upcoming exhibition, I have had a few emails here and there and nothing is set in stone but fingers crossed. Would be mice to see my work displayed along with other upcoming artist and professionals. I keep you posted on any recent sales and if I get exhibition space! Touch wood.

Doodles 

After all the stress of the upcoming exhibition, I have found my happy place, calligraphy and trying, isn’t half therapeutic, I have ordered most of my things so I’m just waiting for everything to come so I can start setting up!  

   

Timing

Just finished ordering everything I need for the exhibition, this includes perspex clear stands, business card holders, business cards, more business cards, A6 post cards, a little matching note pad with my design on just because vista print is a bummer for making everything look amazing with my designs on and more wall paper. Its so scary but exciting! everything is coming between the 28th of May to the 2nd of June, so fingers crossed nothing is late or ill have a fit. Going to print some of my things off today for the windows and maybe even more work. Its exciting but awfully stressful! Definitely need to take a chill pill.
Heres a sneak peak of just some of the designs on things. Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 13.48.10

Printed

I have just this second sent my book off to be published by Blurb. Its taken me a long 5 hours to rearrange pages and organise layouts but its all done. And I got a nice 35% off, thank the lordy. I will now start to finish off my wall papers and carry on with my printing on large scale. Im very happy, and I’m sure everyone else in the class will be, as I have been incredible moody and fell out with Jen twice, she loves me so its all good.
Here is the link to my book! http://www.blurb.com/b/6216928-calligraphy?ce=blurb_ew&utm_source=widget

Exhibition, Calligraphy book

I have got the worst of it over with my book I have created. Its about the basic history and anatomy of calligraphy while giving you tips and advice on how to do it yourself. Its not quite finished and I am struggling with the printing side of things. I am not having it printed in house for the show, I will be using good ol’ Blurb and Printed.com. I have published it on Issuu as I find it looks really professional.  My whole project isn’t finished not for a long haul, got lots of other ideas which can be started on as soon as I have finished this book.