Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Merry Christmas...





Hello, hello and a very merry christmas to you all! Ah, my favourite time of the year. I thought I would share with you some latest creations. Here are a couple of my new paper cups and saucers. 





I wouldn't suggest filling them with mulled wine, but I think they would look rather lovely on any dresser. At the moment these two are waiting in the Red Door gallery to be taken home and cherished! There will be more on the way in the new year.




 

Monday, 1 December 2008

Christmas, Decorations and Presents!



Decorations


Hello! Christmas is coming, and if you head down to the Red Door Gallery you can now buy some pretty christmas tree decorations made by me! Woo! Though they are in limited supply, so be quick!

'With Love' 
Paper Cut

It's been birthday's all the way, and here are just a couple of the little gifts I've been working away on. There will be more paper cut's in the new year, and more printed paper pants coming very soon!



'Frilly Knickers'
Printed Paper Pants

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Cards, books, and exhibitions!

Hello everyone! It's been busy, busy here. My cards have been causing me many trips to the post office, which is very good news!

If you are in the Norfolk area, then pop into St. Jude's in Aylsham, to pick up one of my cards. A beautiful little gallery, selling fabulous British art, craft and design. Feast your eyes on prints, fabrics, books, ceramics...the list is endless! The Gallery was set up and run by the Lewin's. 



The 1953 Coronation Mug.


Alliums and Fennel.


Angie Lewin, is a fantastic print maker, and her work is absolutely stunning. Here are two of my personal favourites that I wish I had bought. Sadly, they are no longer in print. Sob, sob.





St. Jude's also have a charming charity Christmas card, designed by the fabulous Rob Ryan. Another big favourite of mine! You can buy the card online at the St. Jude's website.


 The Smokehouse Gallery is another place you will find my cards. A wee gallery, in the cute little sea side town of Eyemouth. It is full of coastal scenes, pretty jewellery, books and cards. 
It is also the home of the Serafina Press, a small publisher of children's books. Each book is set in the Scottish borders, and has been lovingly written by Jennifer Doherty and beautifully illustrated by a variety of illustrators. 

It has been my job of late, to illustrate the new book in the series. The book is called 'The Sea Dancer at St. Abbs'. (For those of you who don't know...St. Abbs is a tiny little seaside village, a cove, snuggled into the Scottish north east coast. Sleepy, and beautiful, it is a wonderful setting for a children's story!) Here is a sneaky peak of work in progress! 





(The book should be on sale, around about Easter next year!)


Other news:  The Compass Gallery in Glasgow are showing my 'Impossibly Perfect Garden Party' poster design, in their Christmas Exhibition. They will be there for you to purchase!


Monday, 3 November 2008

Cards, cards everywhere!


Great news...last week I took delivery of my shiny new christmas cards! Look at them all in that giant box...it took some lifting let me tell you! Unfortunately the online shop is not set up just yet,  but if any of you are interested in getting your hands on them,  just let me know!

Monday, 20 October 2008

The Journey South...


We are finally here in our new home in Cheltenham! There are still a lot of boxes, but work is now under way and hopefully I will be able to show you some new exciting stuff very soon! I've been routing through some of my boxes and found this lovely piece of fabric I had forgotten I'd bought! A little piece of inspiration!  

Sunday, 28 September 2008

A teapot building, how refreshing!


Hello all. What a find, I was ambling around the vast internet and found this wee gem! Apparently it's the Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah, Washington. What a fantastic idea! 

Friday, 26 September 2008

Christmas Cards in September...




Well, that took a while, but here they are! The brand new Christmas cards for my collection! it's a good job I love christmas, otherwise I think I would have gone mad drawing such out of season images!  It's all a little bit hectic at the moment, as Sophie and Jeff and Josephine are about to embark on a move to Gloucestershire! It may be a while again before you hear anything from the three of us! I will keep you posted!



Sunday, 31 August 2008

Welcome to Jeff Josephine Designs News...

Hello everybody! Here is the long awaited blog. Now I can keep you up to date on everything that is happening at Jeff Josephine Designs.

I have recently been shortlisted in the Penguin Designs Awards Competition and had the fantastic opportunity of going to London to meet all the finalists, and see their designs. If you would like to see them yourself, visit the Penguin Designs Awards 2008 link. 

After the Edinburgh College of Art degree show in June, I have been very busy. There are a couple more Christmas cards on the way and a wee children's book...(there will be more about that in the near future!) But for now, that is all. There will hopefully be some lovely pictures arriving on this rather dull site very soon!