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Dawn on printing, walking and making a mess

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by Dawn

I’ve done a wee interview over at The Print Shop blog about my experiences with printmaking. You can read it over here.


Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by Dawn

Last week was an exciting week, picking up prints, carefully wrapping them up, hopping on a bus to Clevedon and dropping them off at Number 19, Alexandra Road. It was lovely to meet the girls behind ’19’, Becky and Victoria, and I can’t wait to see the space come together. It just so happens that Clevedon is even prettier than I remembered it being, so definitely worth a visit.

I’ve also made a new illustrated print, ‘British Butterflies’ especially for the shop opening. Let me know what you think! Details of the grand opening to follow.

Join us for a ‘ferry creative’ evening!

Posted on: October 24th, 2013 by Dawn

My little whale is showing tonight at the Ferry Creative exhibition in Creative Common (Temple Quay), Bristol. Grab yourself a cheap drink with this coupon, and have a browse of some lovely iconic, illustrated Bristol ferry boats!

You can also visit the exhibition is style, by hopping on a Bristol ferry boat for an extra special discounted rate of £1, at 6pm tonight from Cascade Steps. It’ll drop you at Temple Meads stop, which is super close to the gallery space!

See you there!

Molly & Isla

Posted on: October 12th, 2013 by Dawn

I have recently finished designing this logo and business card design for Molly & Isla, a clothes designer maker from my home town, Frome.

You can see some of Julie’s lovely women’s and children’s ranges by visiting Molly & Isla on Facebook. Website coming soon!

I get quite a buzz out of designing logos, and really enjoyed this project. If you’re looking for a unique, illustrative logo for your own business, or know someone who might, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, and we can chat about your requirements!

New seafront supplier

Posted on: October 12th, 2013 by Dawn

I’m really quite excited to be involved with this new vintage and handmade emporium, opening in Clevedon this month. Clevedon is a beautiful town, local to Bristol, but on the seafront, with a glorious old fashioned pier.

The shop will utilise the girls’ shared gift for visual merchandising and eye-catching shop displays, showcasing unique home interiors, comprising vintage collections and hand-crafted interior pieces made by local makers.

I will be contributing framed and unframed prints to the shop, and am currently working on a new piece especially for the shop’s opening…more to follow!

You can find ’19’ on Facebook, Twitter and on their new blog, where Victoria and Becky are posting lots of nice insights into their shop set-up mission.


Posted on: October 12th, 2013 by Dawn

Well then, it’s been a while, hasn’t it?

It’s been a busy month of screen-printing, guest blogging and exhibiting, but sitting next to a sunny window with a steamy cup of freshly brewed Clipper, I think it might be time for a little blog update!

I was very lucky to be involved with COLOURS this month, a super illustration and design exhibition in central Bristol, exploring colour theory, colour in nature and creative ways of communicating scientific information. I contributed this piece, depicting the lifecycle of a butterfly.

I was hugely impressed with all of the work that was on display, so I’m pleased to share with you that it may be making another appearance…watch this space!

I took a few pictures of the opening, which you can see here.