Thursday, February 28, 2013

Cute furry friends over at Papernstitch

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Look at all these cute guys over at Papernstitch's Furry friends gift guide.  If you live in the UK you might just find a gift for your Mum for Mothers day coming up soon. Mums can't resist a cute little animal. I can't that's for sure I guess that's why they feature a lot in my own designs. Look we have been featured too thank you Papernstitch. I love Mr cat in his tie by Mint Parcel and Mr Fox over at Thimblepress.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Add fun to your Year

Hello it's nearly the end of February Hooray!! It means that spring is just around the corner and maybe these endless grey skies will disappear if not the clouds decides to hang in there a bit longer there is always heaps of Easter chocolate eggs to enjoy.
Here is my cheeky wee Easter bunny for the month of March to cheer you up next month. Enjoy!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Monday Imagination

under the sea at the imagine children's festival

under the sea at the imagine children's festival

under the sea at the imagine children's festival

Rocket drawing under the sea at the imagine children's festival
Hello Happy Monday here are a colourful set of photos to cheer you up on a Monday morning.
It was half term here in London last week so I had a busy week entertaining Mr Rocket and we managed to see quite a lot of things over the course of the week. We are very lucky to live in London and having lots of great free things to do.
We popped down to the children's imagine festival and had a great time. They had a this amazing under sea room all lit up like an underground club with fluorescent  lighting and I had to take some pictures of the cool drawing and collages the kids had made. So lively and happy and inspiring. Have a great week see you soon.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

From my desk this week Spring clean
Hello from my desk this week I have been busy this week giving my studio a bit of a spring clean.
I have a tiny studio space so as you can imagine things get a bit overcrowded in there.
So I was inspired by this article by Apartment therapy. The January cure Okay I know it's February but I have the spring cleaning bug just now so it's just not in my studio space but we are doing the February cure in our house. My husband finally fixed the hole in the bathroom ceiling and I finally mange to get through that skyscraper tower of magazines that had built up in the corner of our bedroom.
Even Rocket want to getting in on the act and get rid of his baby toys and give them to another little boy. Do you feel inspired to clear the clutter and spring clean?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Cute window inspiration for Valentines day

Hello Happy Monday morning. Here are a few photos I took on my Friday morning walk. A very cute Valentines day window down on Camden passage N1 Issy's Milky Way  . I have never been in the store before. Looks like a nice place for a date though. I thought it was very Susse and very cute. Note to my self "Importance of leaving your desk now and again you never know what inspiration might pop out at you."

Susse Ltd  copyright

Susse Ltd  copyright

Susse Ltd  copyright

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Fun Morning rituals

Happy Friday. Here's a thought for you? Do you have a morning ritual to help you get  motivated with your work for the day? Today I am had a really hard time getting going today my mind is all over the place. I had a bit of block creatively and with this blog post today.  I have been suffering from that end of winter tiredness my eyes just won't open until midday. I have been reading a new book this week
  I just like to make things by Lilla Rodgers studio.

Copyright of Lilla Rogers studio

It's a great little book of inspiration and I love it with some great advice and helpful tips for newbies and veterans in the creative industry. One of the things in the book they talk about morning rituals I guess I wanted to share my morning ritual with you. The two things I love to do to wake myself up. I have really hard time in the winter waking up.
Here's my morning ritual.After the mad rush in the morning which I do in zombie mode. I walk with my son to school and go for a long walk in my favourite winter boots around the neighbourhood about 30/40 minutes. Which is really nice just now as the mornings are sunny and crisp and chilly.

 I love  my new coffee pot my friend gave me at Christmas time. I make myself a lovely hot fresh coffee and sit down to my desk and doodle and sketch and plan my day ahead. Plug myself into Monocle 24 Radio or Groove shark and listen to my play lists. I am on my way. How about you do you have a morning ritual?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

From my desk this week

Hello from my desk this week. It's a short one today. Just really in a springy mood and loving those springy greens in UK Vogue today.  Here is a little peak in my sketch book. I have the paints out today really looking forward to a full fun creative day ahead. Bye for now.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Magazine inspiration

Copyright Betty Magazine

Hello here are a couple of magazines I have discovered lately that I thought I would share with you.
I had to go back for a follow up x-ray the other week. As a post hospital treat I was near Tottenham court road where there is a the huge Paperchase flag ship store. I love having a browse and seeing what's new out there . They have a nice selection of books and independent arts magazines. A nice coffee shop to sit and watch the busy people of London go by. I discovered Betty magazine it reminds a little bit of Frankie magazine another favorite magazine I use to buy in Sydney. I just love the colours on the front cover.  Here's a little peak instead of a few pages I liked. Check out the magazine blog here

Copyright Betty Magazine

Copyright Betty Magazine

CopyrightWrap Magazine

Copyright Wrap Magazine

Copyright Wrap Magazine
This is another lovely magazine bought just after Christmas I found in a newish store in Islington called Folklore . Wrap Magazine is a gorgeous focusing on design and illustration. It has a nice concept of also containing full sheets of wrapping paper designed by the artists featured in their articles. Their blog is very inspiring to.

Just a little Monday morning inspiration to  inspire you. :  )

Friday, February 1, 2013

Fun Friday

Oh Valentines day is just around the corner and there are love hearts everywhere.
If you sign up to our newsletter this month you can receive this free printable Valentines day card and 10% discount code on your first order at the Susse Shop.

I am changing my Society6 store soon and adding some nice springy designs to some throw pillows but there are a few designs still suitable as a gift for Valentines day.

Big Bear Hug

Bear kisses

Have a great weekend.