Friday, 26 August 2016

Mural Artworks & all change

My poor, neglected blog! I can only apologize...all is well over here, I've had my head down keeping busy and we've since moved to Wilmslow, Cheshire after Lionhead Studios, where my partner worked was closed down. After being entirely stumped having just settled into Farnham quite nicely, thank you, It's luckily turned out to be a change for the better. I'm a firm believer of 'everything happens for a reason', (I have to be!) So now I'm here, enjoying walks in the green Cheshire countryside and the awe-inspiring Peaks, and everything wonderful Manchester on our doorstep has to offer...I want to go to North Wales, I want to go to Yorkshire, I want to go to much of the North to explore!

I'm still settling in and keen to get back to business! I've been creating and photographing lots of nice new work for my online shop, thinking about Wilmslow Art Trail in October (and Christmas, gulp!) and finally adding the mural work I've done earlier this year to my website. Hook me up if you've any recommendations in the area or if you'd like one of my murals for your very own- I'm dying to do some private commissions for kids bedrooms and cafes and schools and such! 

Until next time, 
S x

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Leaving Helsinki commission

I was recently commissioned by a group of friends to paint something to remember Helsinki by, for friends of theirs leaving Finland. I loved working on this and reminded me of my own time living in the city, just over a year ago. This is the perfect travel-sized solution, and will hopefully remind them of happy times spent in Helsinki too!

Monday, 14 March 2016

Spring pickings

It's finally feeling a little more Spring-like in Surrey, hoorah! To celebrate, I'm offering my Allotment apron for half price through until Easter- something that'll last a lot longer than a chocolate egg...!

Hand screen printed in fresh pale blue and zingy orange onto white cotton in the UK, this will see you looking good through Easter baking to summer tea parties and all BBQ season long! Shop for yours in my Etsy shop here.

S x

Friday, 15 January 2016

Valentine Inspiration...

Gosh, how this month is flying! I stumbled through Christmas with lots of sales (thank you, always), another house move, a scattering of stalls and a couple of projects with Tebay & Gloucester services. No matter how organised I try to be, it's Christmas and we're on the move again somehow! 

Anyway, I thought I'd channel you some inspiration which may help you out over Valentines day, before that's upon us! Rest assure it's made with lots of love, in the UK. You'll find everything in the online shop, here 

S x

Thursday, 22 October 2015

The Christmas card range is here!

My Christmas cards are now ready to purchase from my online shop and wonderful stockists! This year I've added a jolly pheasant to the proceedings, which has already proven popular with the organised among you! 

All cards are original designs illustrated by me and printed on quality 100% recycled matte card in the UK. They come with a kraft coloured envelope and are sold singularly or in packs of six, with blank insides for your own tidings of joy, peace & love! Hope you like them, S x

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Penguin Island

A video posted by Stephanie Cole design (@stephaniecole_design) on

A couple of weeks ago I had an amazing, dream-like time painting with Longleat Safari Park's gorgeous penguins! My mural illustrates where penguins live on the globe, some size info on the species and a little about the park's Humboldts, and will help the keepers in telling visitors about the little monochrome characters...dream job!

I can't wait to visit out of my 'office hours', the house, grounds and animals are really incredible. The Festival of Light coming up for the winter months is going to be a must see I think...

I'm straight back to reality and in the studio manically prepping for Christmas and my next painting endeavors. I'm also going to have to squeeze in another house move before Christmas and have a string of people looking around our rented place this week...there's no rest for the wicked it seems. I dream of the day we can just stay put!!

S x

Thursday, 10 September 2015

BBQ HQ spruce up

I spent some time at Weber painting my designs onto the walls on their new Hammersmith showroom. It was great to work with the BBQ gurus, we've had loads of fun get-togethers with their pizza oven bbq attachment with friends and family- recommended! 

This week I'm working away on a personal commission and have more big plans for mural works, I'm thankful everyday to be busy doing what I love!
S x