Monday, September 24, 2012

I got shortlisted!

I need your support.

I entered my painting 'Waiting for Leo' in a competition. It's been shortlisted as a potential winner. The public vote decides the winner. The outright winner of the competition gets representation by a major gallery, which, as you can imagine would be an incredible thing for me.
So, what I need is Votes, votes and more votes.

So, if you would be so kind, could you click on the link and give me your support. Also, it would be amazing if you could share this link any way you can to get the best support possible.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

More Doggie Doings

My previous doggie designs for Heritage Crafts have been so well received by the cross stitching world that I've been asked to provide more. We seem to have settled into an alternating pattern of cartoon and more realistic. Here are some recent ones - appearing at all good needlework outlets soon.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Doggie Doings

My pals over at Heritage Crafts asked me to come up with some cute dogs for them to use for cross stitch designs.
It's interesting and challenging designing images that will be reproduced in cross stitch. The resolution of the final image can be as low as 11dpi. Yes, eleven dots per inch. I think the average Heritage kit is 14dpi, which can still be quite unforgiving for twiddly images and any fine detail can be lost in converting a design. Heritage do amazingly well with most of my stuff and manage to be quite faithful to the original. Here are some recent images, two of which I finished today. I don't know if or when they'll appear at a craft shop near you, but I can let you know when I find out.
These have all been produced in watercolour. The largest being 'Double Trouble at around 5"x7".