Wednesday, 28 January 2009

New Watercolour Work

As I said in my last post, I am finally putting some work up thats NOT a circus!
I recently had to do a few illustrations for my agent to add to my portfolio, I wanted to produce some soft character based images as most of my resent stuff has been quite graphic and computer based. I love painting with watercolours, I find it very relaxing, just listening to my music and quietly building my pictures up.

© Kat Whelan

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Valentines Circus

Wow the last few posts have been nothing but Circuses recently! I promise I will blog about something else soon!!

Anyway here's the latest edition to my shop, a pale pink and cream Valentine's offering, arrrr some bunny loves you!

Hopefully this will be as popular as the Hare Circus has been but we'll see!

I'd also like to say a quick thank you to all the wonderful crafty blogger people out there that have posted about my little creations , I have tried to send thank you emails to everyone but in case I missed one of you a huge hug and than you, its always lovely to hear that others like what I'm making!!

© Under The Stair Studios

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

New Circuses

I have decided to add a few more Paper Circuses to my Etsy shop, a few people made the suggestion to me so here they are:

Dancing Kittys

Dancing Piggys

Dancing Puppies

And finally Dancing Squirrels!

©Under The Stair Studios

Friday, 9 January 2009

Etsy Inspiration

I love Etsy, my little shop is great fun but I mostly like looking at what other people are producing, the number of times I find something and think 'I wish I'd thought of doing that!'. One of those moments happened what when I found Cotton Bird Design, these beautifully simple little birds are made from recycled fabric and vintage paper, check out the Etsy shop here!

I especially love these little wedding bird couples, so sweet!

Christmas Cards

I realize it is now January and therefore a little late for Christmas cards, but as I haven't posted in a month I thought I post about what I was doing, these designs where produced in the run up to Christmas for my agent, hopefully we can sell them next year. I always find it hard to do Christmas design in the middle of spring ( when most design houses are working on them!) November and December are great because there plenty of reference and inspiration around.