A little while back I mentioned I was planning to re-design my blog, I had a few ideas in mind but because I’m still getting to grips with the geek side of blogging (I’m no techno girl…unless it’s of the musical variety such as a shadowy dance stint in Altern8‘s video), I still don’t really know how to do a custom header! But once I do, I’m going to apply one of my main loves which is illustration.
I went to fashion college in the early 90’s because I wanted to use these skills. I never used it to actually be a fashion designer as I decided to try marketing roles for various lifestyle brands, mainly PR. I don’t regret this as I’ve seen how hard Fashion Designers work and how sometimes, in the more commercial areas of fashion, it can become a little …well…commercial! I’m also quite happy doing what I do.
Recently though, I did a couple of doodles for my fab online friends Sian from Geek Is New Chic, Claire from Bad Fiction, Ryan of Transatlantic Blonde and the fabulous Viviana from The Lean Times. I never thought it could turn into anything serious until Ryan mentioned that maybe I should offer this little service to others who might like my style of illustration. So I opened an Etsy shop offering commissions for anyone who has an idea and would like to turn it into a one off illustration for their blog/avatar/logo/poster/something to be framed for the loo/etc – I’ve called it Popsy Illustrations - I need some feedback for this by the way. Each illustration will be an original, (no prints…unless someone wants me to of course).
I’m not sure if I’ve over-charged/under-charged, etc – I’ll learn as I go along I guess, but if you do like the featured pics and would like something for yourself, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. Just comment at the end of this post and I’ll get back to you on your email address.