Shoshy Cadoodle

Shoshy Cadoodle is an illustrator & artist. Here you'll find her work plus other interesting bits & bobs.


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NEW WORK: a very bright Happy Birthday

 

 

These colours in these Happy Birthday cards are so cheerful and bright…

A classic Shoshy Cadoodle design, if I do say so myself!

Happy Birthday

These cards were printed on 300gsm card.

 

Happy Birthday

Hope you like them as much as I do.

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CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING: Madeleine Press

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.

Madeleine Press

OR:

2. Serve it with a lovely cup of tea!

(Oh boy, oh boy! That sounds like my kind of logo any day!)

Madeleine Press (Plus tea!)


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NEW WORK: Short Tongued Bees.

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'd Tap That

I love giving animals proper characters, personality and voices in my work, so this painting was especially fun to do!

 


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NEW WORK: I Love You cards

Still quite gloomy in London!
Pleeeease come back Summer, we were having so much fun!

I love you

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.

I love you

 

I’ll leave you with this lovely quote from Mahatma Ghandi,

“Where there is love, there is life.”


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LONDON OUTINGS: 5 Exhibitions on right now

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:

  1. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at Tate Modern
    Until 7th September 2014
    Matisse
    Henri Matisse – The Sheaf, 1953.

    “Matisse became a warrior in a wheelchair.” – Coomber.
    This exhibition focuses on the work Matisse did when he was battling old age and illness, when he could no longer use a paintbrush, he picked up paper and scissors. I am really fascinated by the sound of this. I’m intrigued as to what kind of “warrior” he was… and whether beauty still arose in his work, at such a challenging time.
  2. Quentin Blake – Inside Stories at House of Illustration
    Until 2nd November 2014
    Quentin Blake
    Quentin Blake at House Of Illustration.

    I really did grow up getting lost inside books of Quentin Blake’s and Roald Dahl’s fascinating worlds. Sounds like a very welcome nostalgia trip to me!
  3. Marshmallow Laser Feast – Forest at The Bloomberg Space
    Until 14th September 2014
     Forest
    Marshmallow Laser Feast – Forest, 2014.

    To be quite honest, I really am not sure what this is, yet I feel compelled to experience it! Described as a “large, interactive, musical laser installation is composed of musical ‘trees’ made of steel rods and lasers which visitors can physically tap, shake, and pluck. Interacting with the trees causes them to swing and oscillate, creating vibrating patterns of light and sound. Each tree is tuned to a specific tone, creating harmonious sounds spatialised and played in surround sound.” Ok, you’ve sold it to me, I’m in!
  4. An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition at The Wellcome Collection
    Until 12th October 2014
    Marc Quinn
    Marc Quinn – Silvia Petretti – Sustiva, Tenofivir, 3TC (HIV), 2005. Wax & drugs.I’ve only been to The Wellcome Collection once before, to see a wonderful exhibition featuring Bobby Baker’s drawings. I’ve wanted to go back, but never saw anything that caught my eye until now… This sounds like a very interesting mix of art and medical artefacts about a subject that affects us all!
  5. Boyhood – dir. Richard Linklater at cinemas across London
    Released 11th July 2014
    Boyhood
    Ellar Coltrane in Boyhood.So, technically this is not an exhibition, this is my wildcard of the list. However, I still do consider this film a work of art.
    Linklater has taken a very courageous chance and decided to do something no-one’s ever done before… making a film with the same actors over 12 years, watching them grow. Sounds slightly odd but it actually becomes a very gripping piece of filmmaking. I won’t want to say more than that, there’s nothing worse than a spoiler. Go and see this film!


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Humpday!

Hello Wednesday.

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!

Ode to paperwork

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!


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NEW WORK: Hello cards

It’s such a miserably rainy day today, that even Monkey Pup* has been wondering why it has to be like this!

monkey pup

monkey pup

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!

Hello

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!]
Yellow Hello 148 open

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.