Sock It To Me sock design 2018

 

Oct
12
2018

 

I had so much fun last year, that I decided to enter again for this year’s Sock It To Me, design a sock contest. Last year, I created a Fennec fox sock design and I came seventeenth out of six thousand, which was pretty good!

I’d like to share with you my five design entries in this blog post and I’d also like to announce that I’ve been selected again …WHOOP WHOOP! This year, there were over eleven thousand entries and here is my Sock It To Me sock design 2018, chosen as part of their thirty finalists.

Sock It To Me sock design 2018

 

I thought I’d use some of the icons created from the 100 day project, which would fit perfectly with their current ranges. Sock It To Me chose my Hammerheads design and I think it would suit either a male or female customer i.e. the colours and sharks are gender neutral.

For the other designs, again I used ocean themed icons, as well as a cute Angel & Fairy cakes and a badger at night design. All are quite quirky and fun, which is what you want on socks right?

Here are my other sock designs

 

 

All my five sock designs.

 

…and here is again my selected Hammerheads design entry.

 

Designing socks is fun and you can virtually put anything on a sock. What I love about Sock It To Me are their crazy designs for adults and children. They have a whole variety and I think the quirkier, the better!

If you’d like to vote for my design, please visit SockItToMe. Thank you! 😀

 

Emma Jayne x

 

 

 

Autumn Illustrations

 

Oct
03
2018

 

Autumn is here and I’m loving the change of colours – browns, oranges, yellows, rusts and warm greens. I’ve seen yellow and orange leaves but not red ones just yet!  What I have mainly seen whilst going for walks are mushrooms. I saw a beautiful red capped mushroom, the Fly Amanita, the other day and it stood out against the green leaves. I’ve not seen this type before, only on Pinterest and in fairytale books! In this blog post I want to share with you a few autumn illustrations, inspired by my country walk in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

Autumn is the time when you know the summer has come to an end. The days begin to shorten and the climate is a tad cooler. My daughter dislikes the autumn and winter months mainly because of the long nights and cold temperatures. I’ve tried to get her to look at the beauty of (starting with) autumn, when you see the scattering of crunchy leaves on the ground, the display of green trees, conkers, as well as the array of mushrooms and tiny insects. It’s the time of year when you can also find an excuse not to go out at the weekends and snuggle up on the sofa, watching a movie and snacking on freshly cooked popcorn and drinking hot chocolate. Mmmmmm…..

I’m actually feeling relieved that the summer is over after our heatwave back in May and June. I know it’s been a while but the heat was so intense and I remember not being able to cool down for days. To know that the climate will be steady (I hope!) will be comforting.

Here are a few photos I took whilst walking round Marbury Country Park, Cheshire. It was a source of inspiration for my autumn illustrations.

 

 

Here are my autumn illustrations inspired by my country walk.

Autumn Illustrations

 

Autumn isn’t over yet and I have plenty more ideas and you can see more of my autumnal ideas on instagram.

 

Emma Jayne x

*Please refrain from using the above photographs and illustrations. If you’d like to share my images, please credit myself Emma Jayne. 🙂