It’s all go in my little studio, with my preparations for the New York shows. BLUEPRINT and Surtex are fast approaching and I’m still creating new designs. I have yet to design my postcards, to be printed in the US, so keeping the delivery costs to a minimum. It feels like there’s still so much to do. However, pressure notwithstanding, I am very excited about exhibiting in New York, and I very much hope to impress clients with my portfolio of work!
I have designed a set of BLUEPRINT and Surtex 2017 flyers. Both are based on previous designs. My Surtex flyer is a progression of a design I did on the MATS A course, and my BLUEPRINT flyer makes use of a singing angel from the latest Rise Design and Shine course. Both are excellent courses and I would highly recommend giving them a go if you want to build on your existing portfolio.
BLUEPRINT and Surtex 2017 flyers
So far, I’ve shared my BLUEPRINT and Surtex 2017 flyers on Instagram. I know that many other designers are doing this to try maximise exposure. You can also see my Surtex flyer on the Rise design and Shine blog. My agent Brenda Manley, has shared my flyer designs too.
Have a great week!
Emma Jayne x
I’d like to firstly say that I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter weekend! The weekends seem to fly by so quickly, even on a four day bank holiday weekend.
I’m very proud of myself, that I didn’t eat any chocolate this Easter. I didn’t even attempt to sneakily steal any of my daughter’s chocolate eggs. I will be going away with the family during the summer, so at the moment I’m trying to be good. So far so good!
For week ten on the Rise Design and Shine course, it was all about Christmas. I wanted to try a more traditional themed range, drawing pine cones, foliage, spices, oranges and apples. This is my final collection, which I placed on ceramic mugs.
I initially created the pine cone and fruit pattern, on the bottom left mug. Afterwards, designing the holly patterned coordinate and the pine cone and orange wreathe.
Here is another Christmas themed design collection. As you can see, it’s based on musical angels.
Who doesn’t like to wear new pyjamas at Christmas time?! For this collection, I have designed an all over angel print, with angels singing and playing musical instruments. There’s also a snowflake coordinate and an angel placement design with singing robins.
I’ll definitely be showing these designs at the Blue Print and Surtex shows next month. There’s now approximately two weeks ’til the cutoff date, to send all the designs to my agent Brenda Manley. I’ve still a few more designs left to complete, which means I’ll be super busy between now and the beginning of May.
Enjoy the rest of your week!
Emma Jayne x