Posts Tagged ‘Digital Illustration’

Arts 4 Health Workshops, Drawing for Wellbeing

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Blimey, It’s the end of May, time has flown by this year like a little blue butterfly.

I have been fluttering like a blue butterfly here there and everywhere for the last couple of Months, thinking, networking, drawing, creating and learning. I’ll explain, on my wish list  I have many things I would like to pursue but one thing at the top of my list  is to do more Arts 4 Health workshops  as I use drawing to de-stress and unwind myself .I would like to help others with want I’ve learnt over the years from my own experiences. So since before Christmas I’ve been helping with a NHS Mental Health All being Well Art Group and I’m enjoying every minute of it. I’ve also attended a Free course  called ‘Art at The HeART’ Erewash to learn how to work with dementia patients and have been shadowed an artist and have gained a lot of experience within this area of participatory arts, besides it’s getting me out the house more as being freelance can be really lonely job sometimes and being creative and encouraging others also helps my creativity too. SO to keep my workshops separate to my commercial work I have created a new strand to my business ‘Creative Wellbeing & Artists Workshops’ with Kate Smith Designs and I’m specialising in ‘Drawing for Wellbeing’. On June the 7th I’m having my first exhibition Stand at an Arts 4 Health Event Caring Creatively Networking Day. As you may guess I’ve been busy creating a new logo and marketing material- I hope you like it?

Creative Wellbeing & Artist Workshops

Creative Wellbeing & Artist Workshops

I’m hoping to blog more to keep you updated with my new Adventure.

Happy Easter 2013

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter and a Lovely Weekend! :)

Happy-Easter-2013

Happy-Easter-2013

New Blue Butterfly Logo

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Hello, Everyone.

This month Kate Smith Designs is celebrating 5 Years of being Freelance. In Celebration I have found the courage to Update my Logo-I hope you like it? Please visit my website there is a new Butterfly flying about too! :)

Kate Smith Designs NEW LOGO

Kate Smith Designs NEW LOGO

Happy School Days

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

I just wanted to wish everyone Good luck and  best wishes to anyone who is starting school or a new school year this week! Have Fun !

Minty & Monty Calendar September School Days

Minty & Monty Calendar September School Days

Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Happy Easter! Wishing you all a “Tweet” filled Weekend!

Easter Chicken illustration

Easter Chicken illustration

Raining Cats & Dogs

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

It’s certainly been ‘Raining Cats & Dogs’ in Derbyshire today!

Raining Cats & Dogs Pattern

Raining Cats & Dogs Pattern

Monsal Trail Code of Conduct

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Monsal Trail Code of Conduct Poster

Monsal Trail Code of Conduct Poster

Last year I received a commission from the  Peak District National Park Authority. They asked me to do 8x black & white illustrations for  the Monsal Trail Code of Conduct I have just noticed today that it is on their website . It has been put together as a Posters, Leaflets and signposts along the Trail. the plan is to visit this year to have a look at the sign posts and to get some exercise too.

Kate Smith Designs Patterns

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
Fairy Pattern Gift Wrap
Spring Tulips Pattern

Spring Tulips Pattern

Fairy Pattern Gift Wrap

Since Before Christmas I have really enjoyed having fun exploring  Pattern with an e course called ‘The art and Business of surface Pattern design’ taught by Rachael Taylor & Beth Nicholls. I have already completed Module 1 & 2 and for my Birthday Present I’m asking for Money towards Module 3. It’s really given me the opportunity to develop my style with the help and encouragement from new online new virtual friends. I would really like to see my designs on  Gift wrap,  stationery and  Wallpaper for Children’s Rooms. I as I’m designing a lot of Greeting Cards at the moment I’m able to add a new fresh dimension to my illustrations and designs.

Here’s just a little taste of what I have been up to. I would really appreciate your comments and feedback on my Pattern Designs Please?

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

Happy New Year 2012!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
Minty & Monty  January 2012

Minty & Monty January 2012

 

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

From Minty & Monty The Treehouse Twins & Kate Smith Designs! xxx

HaPPy CHriStmaS!

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

HaPPy ChriStMas & A GrEaT 2012!

Best Wishes

From

Kate Smith Designs

Kate Smith Designs_Christmas Snowman Card 2011

Kate Smith Designs_Christmas Snowman Card 2011

Minty & Monty Carol Singing

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Join in with Minty & Monty Christmas Carol Singing on the Kukkle.com

Minty & Monty Christmas carol Singing

Minty & Monty Christmas carol Singing

kukkle.com

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Minty & Monty Christmas card

Minty & Monty Christmas card

 

Kukkle at Christmas

Kukkle at Christmas

I’m pleased to tell you that you can buy more Minty & Monty Cards on Kukkle.com

Kukkle.com is a great website with lots of Christmas and everyday occasion personalised cards you can custom, by changing the font colour and size,  you an even upload photos from your facebook account and add a filter to change the look of the photo – IT’S AMAZING!

There’s lots of other fantastic cards designed by my friends too!  So Go on, give it a whirl- Enjoy!

National Cup Cake week 12-18th 2011

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

I heard on the radio yesterday that it’s National Cup Cake week, that inspired me to draw…Here’s a Cup Cake to celebrate. I wonder if I manage to eat a cupcake by the end of the Week? http://www.nationalcupcakeweek.co.uk/

cup cake

cup cake

Jolly Jelly Fish

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
jelly fish doodle dairy

jelly fish doodle dairy

Jelly Fish sand Scribble

Jelly Fish sand Scribble

On my annual holiday to Devon, I was sitting on the beach and there was thousands of tiny jelly fish, this inspired me to draw- This is just one of the many pages of jelly fish out of my doodle dairy -I had a very jolly doodle that day!

HaPPy EaSteR!

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

HaPPy EaSteR_2011!

HaPPy EaSteR_2011!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter!


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