Tuesday, 7 September 2010

On the Move...

...In more ways than one, Rich and I are about to move house. Its all terribly exciting, the new house will enable us to set up a proper studio, so in the spirit of new beginnings I have decided to move my little art blog to my website www.katwhelan.com
So if you would like to keep reading my nonsense then please wander over there for a little look, hope you like it!! A big thank you to all who have followed me so far!

Monday, 16 August 2010

My First Book

Oh my god, how long have I been waiting for this!! Well about 27 years actually, but in real terms only about 8 months.

Yep that degree in 'Illustration for Children's Publishing', 3 years of my life and the small mountains of debt was totally worth it!

Fingers crossed someone actually buys it now!

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Popular Crafts Magazine

I'm in another magazine this month...

Oooh exciting, must remember to buy a copy!


In the next couple of weeks my little paper creations will be appearing in a new gallery in Barnstable Devon, so the last month or so has see an awful lot if this...

Good luck little circuses, I hope you look good in Tracey's new gallery!

New Creations

Yes I finally have a few new bits for the shops...

A new circus and two new flat packs, also I'm hoping to have a brand new item up for for sale in the next week, still working the kinks out of the design though!

©Kat Whelan

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


A few weeks ago I was approached on Etsy by another buyer offering to do a trade for one of my Theatres, naturally I'm always up for swaps, I just love getting nice stuff in the post (rather than large scary bills!) So I was over the moon when these showed up...

And when I opened mine (the biggest one naturally!)...

How cute, my very own Wol!

Come Wol, you shall sit on my Mac and watch me work (or waste time...depends what sort of day it is!) If you would like your own Owl or anything else then check out the very talented Abby's shop or her very cool blog!

Cheers Abby, I really love him!

Cake Cards

Apologise for the lack of posts, life is yet again running away from me, various project and ideas all crowding for head space!

Anyway a few of my recent cards designs....


©Kat Whelan

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Victoriana Nursery

Another busy month slips by, I really don't know where the time goes some days?!

Anyway most of it has been spent doing various illustration jobs, a few new logos and a seed packet of all things. I regularly do bits and pieces of work for Victoriana Nursery's (See my other blog for more about this excellent company!) we agreed when they first approached me about designing them a logo that they would pay me in plants rather than cash, now I love our garden and am very into growing our own food this all works out rather well, plus I always really liked the barter aspect of our arrangement!

So over the last year or so Ive done quite a few buttons, logos and other things...

and most recentaly I was asked to re-design their seed packet artwork, I'm really chuffed, first time I've ever done a seed packet! I can't wait to order my flower seeds!

©Kat Whelan 2010

Thursday, 11 March 2010

This Weekend..

So what are you guys up to this weekend?
Me? Oh not much....just going to London to see this...

Oh my god...how excited am I, I have been wanting to see this since it came out. Amazingly my Mum managed to get some last minuet tickets from someone she works with who can't go! Which is great as the box office is sold out till 2011.

The puppets used just look so amazing, apparently you totally forget that their not real!

Everyone who's seen it says it makes you cry, so I will probably sob through out the entire thing as I tend to burst into tears at anything right now!

Must dash, have to pack my bag and sort my train tickets out...oooh I cant wait!!

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Look What I Spotted...

Justify Full....Oooooh, am so excited! I was just reading Mandy's very lovely blog Belle and Boo (check it out, she does the most beautiful illustrations) when I spotted this photo of a magazine interview she had done...

...and whats that right in the middle of the page...yes, one of my Circuses!!

I must instantly rush out and buy hundreds of copy's to sent to everyone I've ever met! (or in reality 2 copy's for me and Mum...which Mum will end up buying.....thanks Mum, love you!)

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Love In a Jar

Just thought I'd quickly show you a little present I made for my Mum recentaly, poor Mum her house is stuffed to the gills with this kind of thing from me and my sister over the years!

But then again who wouldn't want a jar full or butterflies!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

First Pigs Now Lions

I think one of the first few posts I did back in 2008 on this blog was about the King Bladuds Pigs public art project here in Bath, it was a great success at the time, so following on from this the same team are now doing another one, so this year we can expect out streets to be colonized by Lions!

I for one cant wait, the Pigs where wonderful and it was so lovely seeing them around the place, bring on the lions!

New for 2010

Yet again another unscheduled blog break, although I do have better reasons this time, so all in all 2009 was a funny old year and in some ways I'm pleased to be getting on with 2010.

So new for this year are my latest products for my little shops, I have finally after about 6 months of meaning to do so, made my Circuses up into flat packs, mean that people can buy one of my design and make them up themselves.

The packs come with 3 sheets with all the parts of the Circus printed out on and the little wooden pole to make the characters in the center turn, all you need to supply is glue, sharp scissors or a craft knife and a cork!

I already sold a batch to an little company in Australia, you can find their shop here, so I'll have to wait and see how popular they are, so far I've only done a few of my designs as flat packs as it takes quite a while to set them up (and try to write comprehensive instructions !!)