cheers, init

Another round of thanks to all who came down to see me last weekend at Merchant City, good times all round. Thanks especially to my old flatmate and top notch artist Shielagh Tacey who had a stall next to me and kept me good and amused, even when the hangover horrors struck. You should really go have a look at her amazing wares, it will make yer day better. Promise.

Also, this week is your last chance to have a shifty round Welcome Home's pop up shop in the CCA. As well as bits and pieces from myself its got tons of other intimidatingly good artists work in there - ol' Shielagh T included - so get yourself down there while you still can for some last minute Christmas shopping, init. Or just do what I did and buy stuff for yourself.  Clever.

Photos courtesy of I Think Its Nice and Welcome Home, respectively.


Craft Market Calandar (and update schmupdate)

Hello hello, a quick wee update on my Glasgow fiasco adventures.  I managed to land my self in Edinburgh last weekend before the sky re-exploded and re-shut the airport.  Jammy bugger factor level ten I would say.  Since then Glasgow has decided to turn its self into Sibera, but thats cool, I'm not bitter.  Well, bitter cold perhaps.  (Sorry, that was embarrassing)  Its not all bad though.  I got stranded in town for a few days but as Paw Alexander happens to live there I got a warm bed as opposed to a cold bin out the back of Marks and Spencer.  Plus, once I'd invested in a pair of wellies, everything became a little more fun.  Shopping in wellies; coffee in wellies; cocktails in wellies; ye cannae go wrong.

Anyways, down to business.  A huge thank you to the organisers or the Merchant City Market and all who came to see me on Sunday.  I had so much fun I'm doing it again this weekend.  And if all goes well I'll have a table at the Firebird Christmas market on Monday night too.  Come on down and get a forehead kiss for reals, init!

family portraits

Thats my new Family Portrait tea towels printed and ready to start drying yer dishes, yas!  Screen printed by the amazing Steve of Stop the Press! in Glasgow they are something to behold. Even the seemingly endless snow/ice/general baws weather couldn't stop me squealing with heavy duty joy when they arrived.  You can now get them online in my shop or in the real live world at my stall in Merchant City Market this weekend. (And shortly in Welcome Home, Red Door Gallery, and La Fille de Margaret too, hurrah!)

To celebrate getting these beauties up on my shop I'll be throwing another GIVEAWAY to win a pair once I'm back in France next week.  But in the meantime you shall need to content yourself with a wee 10% off them (and everything else, see I'm pure nice init) over the weekend.  Just mark SNOWSBAWS at the checkout.  Your welcome.


and the winner is....

Please excuse the rather woeful video here.  I thought I'd follow in the far superior Mr David Galletly's footsteps and create a video for the big reveal seeing as his got me so excited.  It was too late before I realised that 1) I have no video camera and 2) I'm shite at making videos.

So I popped one out, and a terribly shameful one at that, using photobooth on my mac, a camera that has quality I fondly refer to as pish.  And I didn't even bother to wash my hair!  Fabulous!

In any case I should be leaving for the airport in an hour so I don't have time to fix it.  DRUMROLL.

and the winner is... from Carolyn Alexander on Vimeo.

Congrats Scott!  I'm going to aim to do a giveaway once a month throughout the ski season so don't worry if you didn't win init.

Right I'm off for a shower.

Peace out.


ps. this will be good

Welcome Home is hosting a pop shop at the CCA this week rammed full of lots of beautiful artist's* wares.  The opening is tonight from 7pm.  I shan't be there (eff you neige) for reasons I've already moaned about at length but my work shall be.  Go and have a drink for me, eh?  Cheers.

*Only beautiful artists allowed, apart from me obviously

snows baws UPDATE

Thanks to the sky exploding over Edinburgh  for the last week or so my flight got cancelled yesterday and I'm still in the land of France.  

Bad news... (and a little good news*)
If all goes to plan I'll be in Glasgow by Saturday night but this means I'll have to miss the first day of my table at Merchant City Market.  Boo snow.  Fret not though, luckily for me (and possibly more so for you) Paw Alexander has stepped up to the challenge and will be taking over for me on Saturday.  There will be no Haughty Bitches or Christmas cards until I arrive on Sunday unfortunately, but there will be Tea Towels, Tote Bags, Pocket Mirrors and hunners of other bits of crap.  And best of all you will get to bask in the glow of Paw Alexander's top notch banter* in person, for free!  Fucking glorious!  In fact your probably better off with out my ugly mug, really.  Good for you.

Good news... (in general)
To try and claw back the Glasgow funtimes I'm missing right now I've extended my trip and will be flogging my wares at the market the next weekend too.  Hurrah!  

A bientot, bitches!


Advent(ures) in time and space

This is for all fans of Dr Who, and just all fans of effing good illustration. My wee pal (the amazing) Coll Hamilton - artist, illustrator and Dr Who authority - is hosting an Advent countdown to the new episode on Christmas day. You can follow it here or here, and with each days drawing being made with pure and adoring love I can guarantee its going to be fucking smashing.

 Happy 1st of December, init!

the last of the HAUGHTY BITCHES

I've decided to stop being a sentimental hoarder and finally sell the original drawings for my Book of Haughty Bitches. They'll be available framed for £50 each at my Merchant City stall but if you've a bitch in particular who is close to your heart pop me a wee email to reserve or buy online.

Please note this is the bitches only, their bitchy comments shall be left up to your imagination. Which is probably even worse. You filthy ragamuffins.