Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sweet William at Magnolia Square Malvern

Sweet William is very excited about being part of the next Magnolia Square event. If you are around, pop in and say hello, I do love to have a chat and it is always so nice to meet lovely blog readers.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

New Work for Mark It this weekend!

This illustration is entitled Flower Circles

This one is entitled Grateful

This new print is entitled Flower Ring
I feel like I keep typing the same thing - it is a busy time of the year! I put all the orders, postal deadlines, washing, tidying, bills and e-mails aside for a while so that I could concentrate on finishing some new work. These prints will be for sale for the first time at Mark It at Federation Square on Sunday. I find it quite challenging as our little company grows, to prioritise creative work. There are so many other things demanding my attention and I have to be pretty disciplined about making the time to simply draw or paint or doodle for a little bit...and then it is back to the more mundane stuff. These three new illustrations are inspired by my continued love affair with flowers, pattern and colour. They are available in our etsy stall if you are unable to come along to the markIt on Sunday which is sure to be fantastic - a really well curated design market.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sweet William art work featured in Decor8 and Home Beautiful Magazine!

 Our Free Love print in Home Beautiful above and my lounge room with prints featured in Decor8 below
Ooh a very exciting weekend here at Sweet William! Holly over a decor8 did a lovely post all about my new work, Geometric Love, which I blogged about here. Holly captured my feelings exactly. It is always a bit of a risk to put something up that you know may not have as much commercial appeal but is so necessary to be true to yourself. Thanks Holly. I then spotted our 'Love is Free' print in the December issue Home Beautiful magazine. It is really very exciting and flattering to receive recognition. I am beaming from ear to ear. We now have to get to the online orders that have come flooding in!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Crazy busy times!

 Messy but pretty piles of stuff all around me that need doing
 My vintage paper stash - ready for making into paper packs

 My kids art work for exhibition at school
 My messy studio
Orders waiting to go out in the post
Well it has been a little while since my last post - it is just crazy, busy around here! This time of the year is madness! I can't complain, it is all good - lots of orders coming in online, wholesale orders, magazine features, lovely markets... and then there is the family and house stuff which has to carry on - the kids seem to have a lot going on at school, my baby is preparing for prep next year (sob), I managed to break our  washing machine (you don't want to know) and we are looking forward to a weekend of camping at the beach with friends (which takes a little bit of organising). I find I am surrounded by piles of things that need doing - prints need packaging, bags need packing, washing needs washing, children need feeding - gosh, as my Grandmother says; 'a woman's work is never done' Anyway some of the piles looked quite pretty so I thought I would share them with you! It is a beautiful sunny day in Melbourne today - I hope you are having a good one. P xxx

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Stall Set up for Magnolia Square







One of my favourite things to do (besides illustrating) with Sweet William is the stall set up for markets. I have lots of fun imagining I had my own little shop, down an alley way somewhere - an old victorian building with worn wooden floorboards, high ceilings and large curved front windows, sigh. Back to reality, I have a pretty tight space to fit all the Sweet William products into and some times I look at it and wonder if all the mad pattern and colour is a little overwhelming?? But then again it is the way I do things - I simply cannot simplify....Magnolia Square is running for 2 and half days at the St. Kilda Town Hall, kicking off on Friday evening at 5pm.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Work - Christmas Cheer

Angel Card
Birdy Card
Folksy Christmas Tree Card
Gift tags

Set of twelve gift tags
Gosh well it is that time of the year already! One of the nicest things to do (if you time it properly and don't leave it to a mad panic rush the day before) is wrap gifts for your friends and family. I have had some fun creating these new cards and tags for Christmas which are available in our etsy shop. There is a stripy angel, a little blue bird, a folky Christmas tree and a whole set of whimsical gift tags. These new products will also be available to buy from me at the Magnolia Square Christmas Show, in St Kilda Town Hall from November11 to 13. Magnolia Square is always really worth the visit and again if you are the organised type you could do all your gift buying in one day!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

New work - geometric love!


Three new prints in frames in my lounge room.




I am quite excited (and a little nervous) about this new work as it is quite different to other Sweet William prints. These are archival quality prints of paintings I have done on old vintage paper of various geometric studies. I have been working on this body of work for a while now and at last got it all together just in time to be selling these fresh prints for the first time at the MAD Pop Up Market this weekend! I love pattern and geometric shapes - I love how they can be structured and organic and fluid all at the same time. These prints are also available in our etsy shop.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sweet William featured in Tiny and Little magazine










We are flattered to have an interview in the very cute online magazine called Tiny and Little.


'tiny & little is a bi-monthly online publication based in Melbourne, Australia, aimed at parents-to-be and families with young children.'

Take a look here - it is full of lovely party ideas and kiddies fashion, here are some shots from the magazine as well as the Sweet William interview. P xx