These colours in these Happy Birthday cards are so cheerful and bright…
A classic Shoshy Cadoodle design, if I do say so myself!
These cards were printed on 300gsm card.
Hope you like them as much as I do.
Being asked by emerging publishing company, Madeleine Press, to design their logo was a lovely project. I got to draw these pretty madeleine cakes. I’d seen these mysterious treats before, yet never knew they were called madeleines. Just another thing I love about this job – always something new to discover!
The challenge I faced with this commission was keeping to the brief (a simple linear image) yet still communicating the fact that this was a madeleine. See, funnily enough when you draw a madeleine, they usually look a lot like your average seashell!
My solution was to give the company a couple of options:
1. The madeleine cake with a bite taken out of it.
Come on, who could resist something so cute and scrumptious looking?!
Of course someone’s already got started. Let’s be realistic here.
2. Serve it with a lovely cup of tea!
(Oh boy, oh boy! That sounds like my kind of logo any day!)
An interesting fact I learnt recently is that bees with shorter tongues love flowers with a more open “face”. This means the nectar is more easily accessible… unlike some of the deeper flowers (e.g. honeysuckle).
So, daisies are incredibly attractive to these short tongued bees!
I love giving animals proper characters, personality and voices in my work, so this painting was especially fun to do!
Still quite gloomy in London!
Pleeeease come back Summer, we were having so much fun!
Ok, well, I’m not sure if Summer heard me, or if she just has very selective hearing. So, here’s another possible pick-me-up card for someone dear to you during this gloomy weather…
These were printed on “Silk” card, 350gsm. They have a lovely smooth finish, if you like that sort of thing. But with any of the designs I’ve been making lately, you could order them on a different card type, so feel free to get in touch.
“Where there is love, there is life.”
I love to plan outings to see art, illustration, design or anything that could inspire me…
Without further ado, here are 5 inspiring things going on in London right now:
What’s better than doing paperwork?
How ’bout drawing paperwork?!
I hate paperwork, but I got tons of it done yesterday. I just switched on my super-productive mode and got it done with a cup of tea. Felt so much better and organised afterwards. What a nice feeling. It’s the feeling before the task that leaves me daunted!
Does my quick little colour sketch strike a chord with you… or does paperwork come naturally to you? Would love to hear your thoughts! I know us humans come in all different varieties!
It’s such a miserably rainy day today, that even Monkey Pup* has been wondering why it has to be like this!
Luckily, this Shoshy Cadoodle card would be enough to cheer anyone up on a day like today. This colour makes me feel all warm and happy inside… it reminds me of fields filled with daisies and the smell of grass!
I had these designs printed on white “Laid” card this time, 300 gsm… (Love, love, love different types of paper and card!) This one is interesting because it reminds me a little of watercolour paper, but it has these horizontal dipped lines every so often… you might just be able to see them if you strain your eyes. [Hopefully one day I can save up for a macro lens so you won’t have to strain your precious eyes!]
Left blank for your personal message to the best friend / coolest grandma ever / funny cousin / Aunt Gertrude / penpal on Mars / anyone and everyone you want to make smile, on a rainy day, like today.
*Monkey Pup, for those not aware, is our adorable little cat. She is completely awesome and tortitude is aplenty.