Friday, 3 April 2015

2015 so far...





Wow 2015 is now well under way and I don't know where the time is going, although I realise that I seem to be saying that every year these days and in all honestly I pack so much into my days its no surprise that time is flying by and what an amazing year it has been already and so many cool things to come :)
So far I have tackled public speaking for the first time in a long time...twice...once with Jess Hogarth back at Staffordshire University where I studied Surface Pattern many moons ago.
 It was lovely to meet all of the students and share some of our experiences since graduating and going freelance and the second was at a talk I organised for BIG ( Brighton Illustrators Group) it was great to have Jeremy Corner MD of Blue Eyed Sun and James Emmerson from 1973 ( and me) speaking about what makes a good greeting card design and sharing our thoughts, you can read more from Jeremy about the evening here
My cards went into the flagship store of Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road which has been fantastic for I Drew This, I have signed up with a fabulous new textiles agency whose name I can't reveal just yet but it is really rather super!!!
I have taken part in two markets, both with The Fairy Tale Fair organiser Claire never fails to create a wonderful environment for shoppers and stall holders alike.
My giclee pavilion print has been greatly received and has been flying out of stockists around Brighton and I am in discussion with the Brighton Pavilion shop for some exciting plans too which is wonderful.
Not forgetting to mention I am currently on a business course which has so far proved to be brilliant although intense and I have had labyrinthitis which I must add I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy, it is awful, for anyone not sure what it is see here, it really has been horrible and couldn't have come at a worse time but luckily it seems to finally be easing off, yay :)
So what is next for I Drew This?
 So up next up is the House of Animal Conciousness Open House in May and then we get straight into PG Live 2015 which I have heard is going to be a stormer this year, can't wait and not long after that I am really looking forward to the arrival of the one and only Lilla Rogers in Brighton with her Make art that sells event at the Dome.
 Phew I think thats enough for now eh...?? I need a holiday just thinking about it ;)

All images copyright Ilona Drew or Candyfloss and bow ties.

2 comments:

  1. Good work Ilona! Hopefully you'll have time for some celebratory noodles, VERY SOON.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing this.
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