Friday, 28 November 2008

Blog Review

The lovely Jomo of 'Peace Of Pi' studio has featured me on her blog, check out the post here.

New lot of prints. . .

Been playing around this week with new papers to collage with and new colour schemes, various items to be featured on my Etsy shop soon.

Ridiculously exciting news!

A little while ago I posted that I was going to submit some images for consideration for the forthcoming 'Print & Pattern' book, published by Laurence King. Well, this week I am extremely pleased to say that my submission was successful and the book shall be including 3 images of my work alongside a short biography! The thought of having some of my prints in such a publication is very exciting and I look forward to seeing the final article when it comes out; will keep you in the know.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Online gallery of gig posters

Over the last few years I've produced lots of hand screened posters for various gigs around Leeds and you can now find some of them documented all in one place! has great posters from a variety of international designers and is well worth a look for a spot of illustration inspiration. Check out my page on the site here.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Card printing weekend

I've been busy printing lots of cards this weekend, I've just about finished the next set of cards for Leeds Craft Gallery, 2 cute little robins, and I've also been stitching some new monoprint birthday cards. They'll be available to purchase from Pink Parakeet at Etsy in the next few days. Right, off to do some more cutting and sticking!

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Etsy shop review

The lovely Sarah Collier from Charm School Dropout was kind enough to feature Pink Parakeet on her blogspot this week! Check her post here:
Charm School Dropout

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Christmas is coming...

and so are my cards! Finished my first run of xmas tree cards today, robins and other festive treats to follow in the coming weeks.

Thursday, 21 August 2008


I've been busy experimenting with book ideas with a view to having a stall at the Contemporary Artists Book Fair in Leeds - March 2009. I know it's a long way off but as I've got loads to do I thought I'd better get started. I've got so many ideas to get down!

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Cards for sale

Leeds Craft Gallery and Design Centre are now stocking some of my hand printed card designs (including those below). If you live in Leeds and fancy picking one up get yourself down there alternatively they should be appearing on my new etsy site soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Setting up my Etsy Shop

This week I'll be finally setting up my etsy shop, there you'll be able to purchase some of my handmade cards, prints and books.

Enter into your browser or click on the link on the right to take a peek!

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Submitting for Print & Pattern book

Today I'm sending off 12 images for consideration for the forthcoming Print & Pattern book - published by Laurence King. I'm ever so excited about this new book, I'm an avid reader of the blog and can't wait to see all the great things from it compiled into one place! Don't know if i'll get in, but you never know do you-you've got to be in it to win it as they say!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

'Love Bird' prints

New prints I've been working on under the theme 'love birds'. They're still work in progress but getting there. More to follow...

Friday, 9 May 2008

More exhibitions

May/June are very busy for me having 4 exhibitions going on at various times. As well as the Illustrators exhibition - see post below - I will also have work on show at:

'On Your Wall Too' - Leeds Met Gallery, May Bank Holiday weekend

'Sovereign Chambers Charity Showcase' - Leeds, 14th - 24th May

'Imprint 2008' - see below flyer for more info.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Exhibition coming up

I'm exhibiting 2 of my recent prints in the above exhibition at 'View From The Top' Gallery in Nottingham. If you fancy going and having a look you'll find more details here:

Sunday, 30 March 2008

More birdy prints I've been making

Just a few developments on the print front - I'm working towards getting some exhibited/on sale in the next month - will let you know when/where...

Hope you like them.x

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

New birdy prints coming along...

I've been working on some retro inspired birdy repeat prints of late and also some lino/book creations too - here's a taster.

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Adventures in lino

A book is beginning to materialise..

Events past and future...

We're doing this in Feb, come along it'll be grand!

This was a bit of pre-Christmas fun: are those poems coming along?

Pretty slowly but getting there. Here are a couple to wet your whistle: