Wednesday, 31 October 2012

New product launch - 'A Woodland Walk'

The last few weeks have been a little stressful to say the least! I have been crazily working away at my desk... scribbling, note-taking, drawing and sewing to produce a whole new range of products adorned with my hand drawn illustrations, ready to launch for Christmas.

I decided to be a little experimental and dip into processes and techniques that I have never worked with before. Although a little scary to begin with, I took to the sewing machine and tested a few bits of material to see what I could put together. (We did have a few fall outs, but me and the sewing machine are now best friends).

With the release of a new range handmade products, I have also launched a brand new special collection, on trend for this season, called ‘Woodland Walk’. This collection is inspired by woodland animals and has been created to bring a quaint, charming and beautiful touch to an array of homewares and gifts.

The Woodland Walk collection includes cushions, cosmetics purses, small coin purses, keyrings, necklace pendants and bookmarks. The collection will be available to buy from this Saturday at my first Christmas fair...

If anyone is interested in buying any of my new homewares and gifts, please get in touch. I will also be attending a few craft fairs in the lead up to Christmas, where all new products will be available along with some other bits and pieces. Dates and venues as follows:

Saturday 3rd November - St Pauls, Walsall 10am-4pm
Saturday 17th November -Lichfield Guildhall, Lichfield 10am-4pm
Saturday 15th December - Lichfield Guildhall, Lichfield 10am-4pm

If you can't make it to any of these venues then stay tuned as I will hopefully be opening an online shop this coming month! Yay!

You can follow my Facebook page here, where I also regularly post up photos and updates of new happenings...


Images 36 Book Launch & Exhibition - Mini Film

My wonderful cousin filmed and edited some footage from the Images 36 exhibition and book launch. This is a mini film that he has produced from the evening at Somerset house.

My Ghost Bike illustration was selected for 'New Talent' in the Images 36 Best of British Illustration publication. (If you missed up my recent post here!)

Somerset House from Matt Emons on Vimeo.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

John Lewis Exhibition - Mini Film Overview

Here is a mini film overview of the exhibition I was involved with over the summer at John Lewis, Oxford Street. (If you missed it, click here!)

somewhereto_ John Lewis 2 - FullRes 1080HD from Esther Brown on Vimeo.

Thanks to Somewhereto_

// FEATURED IN // Images 36 - Best of British Illustration 2012

I took a little trip to London this week to attend the private view and book launch for Images 36 Best of British Illustration. It was a super night with an array of talented peeps!

I received my book, which my illustration 'Ghost Bike' was selected for the new talent category...

 Images is the UK's leading illustration competition, annual, awards show, and touring exhibition dedicated to showcasing the very best in new British illustration. It is unique in that it is Britain's only jury-selected illustration competition, judged by a highly regarded panel of industry experts.

The exhibition, featuring selected works from the book is currently open to the public at Somerset House, London until 28th October 2012.
Images 36

Monday, 1 October 2012

Portrait Commissions

Aside from all the commercial illustration bits, I've recently had a few private commission orders for personal portraits. Here is one I completed and framed up last week. It was greatly received and I've had some lovely comments, which is always good :)

If you wish to enquire about ordering your own portrait ..pop me over an email at