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February, New Posts, Studio

I’m currently sat at my desk having lunch (Chicken Noodle Soup) on a surprisingly nice Sunday afternoon, with Bon Iver playing on vinyl, whilst Ross makes chilli sauce in the kitchen. I’m having a crappy day so I decided to do some blogging to help me relax. The chicken noodle soup is Heinz and its my FAVOURITE of all their soups!.

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I thought I’d talk about my studio/workspace in this post. I love having an organised messy desk. I like surrounding myself with artwork and materials that I can just pick up within an arms reach. Usually I have a drawing board on my desk for when I’m painting but, I’ve since taken that down as it was taking over my entire desk and I couldn’t rest my elbow anywhere!.

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The peonies are a new edition to my desk, Ross had bought me fake peonies for Valentine’s Day so they’d last forever and not just for a few days.  He also bought me fresh flowers that I have sitting on the window sill looking pretty. My fake peonies are sitting in a Fenwick shopping bag, I was given this when I was doing a commission for them last year. It’s now decoration for my desk.

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My awesome desk lamp is from IKEA, my mum bought it for me ages ago when I needed a desk lamp and she did a good job picking out this one! It’s great for when I’m working at night and the light just shines directly onto the artwork I’m doing. You might notice a cactus shaped light sat next to my Fenwick bag, I don’t use this one, it’s purely for decoration. I picked it up from Flying Tiger where I work part-time. It’s a snazzy little thing that was part of their cactus collection last year.

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I like to hang a lot of the prints I buy from other illustrators and artists on walls around my desk, it’s often these pieces that keep me inspired. I like to have photos pinned to my cork board along with a lot of random stuff, like gig tickets, postcards, and even a keyring.

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I’m working on a few various pieces at the moment, mostly plants related and I’ve got commissions to do but they’re usually for the weekdays. I like to spend my weekends doing stuff for myself and my shop.
Anyway in the time I’ve spent writing this post, I’ve had soup, demolished a smallish bowl of cheese and onion crisps, and I’m now munching my way through an apple.

Be sure to keep updated on all the latest products, illustrations and much more through our social media networks.

Instagram (@illustrativelove) and on Twitter (@IllustrativeLve) and visit our new website at http://www.illustrativelove.com

(No images on this blog are to be reproduced without the permission of the artists Emily Hline & Ross Brown of Illustrative Love)

Thanks

Illo Love x

 

 

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2017

New Posts

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It’s a new year, which means new goals and big changes! We’ve been neglecting our blog for a while now, simply because we just haven’t had the time to do anything for it as we’ve both been crazily busy. Ross is taking a step back from the shop as he’s now got a full time job to attend to, and I’ll be running it solo!

In the past few months since our last entry, I’ve spent a lot more time in the studio working on the Christmas collection that we released in late November, whilst trying to set up our new website!. Our website is now up and running and you can now order from it. We’ve actually put a lot more into our stand alone shop than we have our Etsy shop, especially with the branding and the products.

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I’m very focused on creating a brand from our name that best represents what Illustrative Love is all about. At the moment I’m using a lot of bright colours that really help to bring out the products in photographs.

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Our Christmas collection promotional poster, we used this a lot in our social media to showcase our Christmas products. I like to use colours that I think suit the seasonal event that our products are being made for.

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As our shop grows, I intend to expand our product range to tote bags, phone covers and even offer a personalised service. At the moment I’m looking into wedding stationery and commissioned portraits to add to our shop. Everything is still a work in progress but we’re planning so much for 2017 that I’m really excited to share with everyone!

Keep updated with us through Instagram (@illustrativelove) and on Twitter (@IllustrativeLve) and visit our new website at http://www.illustrativelove.com

(No images on this blog are to be reproduced without the permission of the artists Emily Hline & Ross Brown of Illustrative Love)

Thanks

Illo Love x