I said I’d go into the pictures in my first post in more detail, so here goes…

First is Belle and Boo belle-and-boo

These beautiful illustrations are by Mandy Sutcliffe,  a former student of Leeds Met.
Belle and her bunny rabbit  Boo, along with a few other friends inhabit a vintage world. Their adventures can be found on everything from postcards to clothing, on Mandy’s website or  Etsy shop.
I love the nostalgic feel of the illustrations, the faded colours and enchanting tales which run throughout the Belle and Boo range.

Another illustrator whos work I love is Nadia Flower I have known about her for quite some time and she seems to be becoming ever more popular. I find the combinations of flowing colour, stark black detail and constellations of images so beautiful and inspiring!

Next we move on to my passion for paper manipulation and cutting stuff out!
Rob Ryan is obviously my hero!
His  funny, distinctive love stories, all hand cut from paper are just the best!
The thing I like most about Rob Ryans work is that he has been able to apply it to so many different things, he has illustrated book covers, produced art installations and even made a range of hand made china plates for Paul Smith.
When I grow up I want to be like him.

My most recent amazing-paper-art find is Yulia Brodskaya. A Russian artist, based in London, Yulia creates these amazing quilled pieces from strips of coloured paper. The effect is just fantastic!
Her pieces are mainly typographic, the detailed embellishment which decorates the text makes the words look really special, illustrating without the need for images.

Finally two purchases which I am about to make.
These cute homewares are from the ‘Funny Foods’ collection at Paperchase, I think they’re ace, they fulfill my need for kitsch bright plasticness!

As does this beautiful Magpie necklace by Tatty Devine, albeit in a slightly classier way.tatty
Thats that for now…hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!