Crafting a business from illustration

My trusty stable of brushes.

In the second of a series of blog articles that looks at the art and craft behind my creative business, I’d like to introduce you to my favourite tools and explore the enduring appeal of handmade craft.

Two years ago, I was suddenly made redundant from my job in publishing - an all-too familiar story these days - which eventually resulted in my starting a creative business from my craft. Up until this point, I’d been working as a graphic designer (which as it turned out has proved to be rather useful in the running of my business) but having originally trained as an illustrator, I decided to rekindle my love of drawing and see where this would lead. Over the following months, as my business ideas slowly started to unfold, I dusted off my paintbrushes and began drawing again.

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New Online Shop Coming Soon!

January came and went in a bit of a blur and I realise that a blog post is now long overdue. I’ve been finding it somewhat harder to document my progress lately, since I’ve mainly been concentrating on the less-creative sides to running a business, but here’s a brief update of what’s been happening:

Most notably, I’m excited to announce that my website is having a bit of a facelift and will soon be magically transformed into a swanky online shop! This is a big step forward for the running of my business and I’m hopeful that the new-improved look will be a lot more enjoyable to use. I can’t wait to hear what your think!

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