Regal part one

WOW! A week has gone by since the Diamond Jubilee! Leading up to the event there has been lots of memorabilia. Here are my two favorite pieces…

HR Elizabeth By Gemma Milly, Front page The Sunday Times Magazine

HR Elizabeth By Gemma Milly, Front page The Sunday Times Magazine

Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee by Gemma Milly~ featured on the Sunday Times Magazine

Jubilee Silk Scarf by Hobbs

Jubilee Silk Scarf by Hobbs

Jubilee Scarf by Hobbs

 

I have also been working on my own Jubilee piece – more to come in part two! For now, I have two new pieces – Regal in her own right, The Duchess of Cambridge. After seeing a picture of Kate in a stunning green Jenny Packham dress I knew I had to draw it.

 

Kate in Jenny Packham Gown

Kate in Jenny Packham Gown

 

Pencil Kate in Jenny Packham Gown

Pencil Kate in Jenny Packham Gown

Illustration and Design Forum Event

On the 15th April, we ventured down to London for the Shipshape Studio Illustration and Design Forum Event at The Brook Green Hotel in Hammersmith – a very beautiful venue!

The event room was laid out with rows of white tables which were dotted with glass vases housing sweet paper flowers. I made sure I landed a good seat and plumed for the front row like a geek! Before the forum kicked off, there was time for a little shopping and soon found reason to reach for my purse! I bought a couple of cards as a little momento and something for my scrap book.

The three speakers were Alice Rebecca Potter, Emma Block and Rachel Lewis. Each speaker presented a powerpoint presentation detailing their experiences in the industry, examples of their work and provided useful tips for success. The overwhelming theme running through each presentation was the importance of creating an online presence to not only showcase a portfolio but generate exposure by using social media and blogging as an extension of your personality and work. The forum’s last chapter consisted of a Q&A which provided interesting topics such as breaches of copyright and knowing the value of your work.

I found the whole event extremely insightful and would like to thank Shipshape Studio for producing such a brilliant event. I will definitely keep my ears to the ground to ensure I make the next one!

Beautiful setting – if Hammersmith was our home, this would definitely be our local

Him: Clarks desert boots. Her: Dune tanned ankle boots

 

 

 

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