Monday, 17 June 2013

Festival season, new tote!

Introducing my ::NEW:: tote bag! Screen printed in a nice mustard colour onto natural cotton, and perfect for summer days spent at a festival or out and about...

This one was inspired by a beautiful, old accordion my boyfriend picked up a year or so ago, too beautiful not to draw! They are such complex instruments and shrouded in a kind of gypsy-esque magic...I wanna lounge about a canal boat all day à la Chocolat or perhaps a scene from Amelie...sigh!

They're in the shop now, just in time for festival season! I'll leave you with some of my favourite accordion listens, enjoy! X

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Stephanie Cole at Society6

Exciting BIG news! I'm pleased to say I'm now working with Society6 on a range of nice bits featuring my illustrations, including phone and ipad/laptop covers and skins. It's a designers dream to see their wares plastered onto shiny-smooth quality products, I'm so excited! 

To celebrate, this weekend only (ends Sunday) you can get FREE worldwide shipping by clicking here, treat yourselves to a bit of gadget candy! 

Phone cases and skins will fit iphone 3GS/3G/4S/4/5, ipod touch and Sumsung Galaxy S4's, with a range of sizes for ipads and laptops to chose from too, and more designs to see here
Customers from the USA may also find this site more user friendly to purchase my art prints and such, win!

Let me know which are your favourites...
Have a lovely weekend! X

Monday, 10 June 2013

Baltic adventures.

A yukky cold has landed so am having a slow day catching up on bits & pieces...thought it's time I shared a little of what I've been up to with you!

My family came to visit us here in Finland and we had a nice sunny week of hopping on and off of ships exploring Tallinn, Estonia and Stockholm in Sweden- a mini Baltic adventure! Both were so lovely in the sun and so contrasting to each other- Tallinn with its artsy feel and medieval spires, and Stockholm full of beautiful, smart dressed people, grand imposing buildings and hundreds of islands on the way back over to Finland, freckled with little painted cabins...which if you follow me on Pinterest, will know I have a small longing for!

Recommended! Finland itself is looking bloomin' lovely at present, I'm amazed at how fast the turn around from icy, lifeless bleak days to blue seas and skies and forests full of wild flowers has been. Quite remarkable! It doesn't get dark until around midnight which has taken some getting used to, and everyone is enjoying the light and beautiful weather- it's been 28C most days, and doesn't feel all that long ago since it was -28C! 

Have been doing lots of drawing out on our balcony and feeling rather blessed, happy days! This time last year, I was trying to juggle a job with my business and still living at home, seeing the fella on the weekends and when we could. Never imagined I'd be living in a different country and able to devote all my time and energy into what I love most. Life is strange and wonderful, now to shake this cold!

I have a new tote bag design on it's way to my shop- will share all soon enough...