Thursday, April 15, 2010

exciting news!

Hello friends! Sorry for the lack of blog activity this week - work days at the flower farm have been ridiculously long and I've had very little time or energy for anything else... needless to say I am currently in the process of finding a different day-job. I have been doing some job trials at local cafes and will hopefully know if I've been successful over the next few days. Fingers crossed!
Anyway - I am VERY excited to let you all know that I have just signed with Heartfelt Agency in London - YYAAYYY! Heartfelt are a really fab licensing agency and I am so thrilled to be on board with them. Although I am still a fair way away from achieving my dream of working full-time for myself, I think this is a rather large step in the right direction :)
The one illustration I have managed to squeeze out this week is Gilbert Bear (pictured above), he's a happy new friend for Rory the lion.
I hope you are all doing great... hopefully I'll have more time to pop over to all your blogs a bit more next week - I've missed you!!

22 comments:

hatjunkie said...

I think with those beautiful illustrations it's only a matter of time before you will be discovered and can give up the side jobs. Best of Luck.

cally jane studio said...

That's great news Bee! Congratulations!
Aww Gilbert is lovely..I bet they'll be best friends :) x

Brad said...

that is wonderful news! congrats! i am very happy for you. good luck on finding another job, pretty soon you won't need it though. this bear is wonderful your designs are top notch as always!

Megan said...

congratulations! and Gilbert Bear is gorgeous :)

Moira Millman said...

lovely news Bee - Congrats! Hope it leads to lots of exciting things for you....cute bear character too:)

Posie Patchwork said...

Pleased to meet you Gilbert, love Rory of course!! Love Posie

Knicky Knacks said...

Congrats - that's great news. I can only imagine the early hours you must do to work at a flower farm. Your illustrations are gorgeous so I'm sure you'll get that well deserved break into the industry that allows you to work full time. Keep the faith!

Nathan Gaul said...

Love your work. I think your designs would brighten pretty much anyones day. Really like your use of the swirl pattern in Rory's mane.

Great stuff

Belinda said...

I'm sure you will be working solely for yourself in no time. Belx

bee said...

Aww thanks so much everyone, you are ace! Yesterday I got a job in a local cafe, and will be quitting the farm tomorrow... I'm really looking forward to having more time for illustrating! :)

Francisco Martins said...

Totally love this! :D

Ken said...

Hi there, I think I may have seen your work at Collingwood gallery a couple of months back - were you in an exhibition organised by Tracy Gin?

Just came across your blog via Manoj's - lovely work you got here!

Abz said...

wow, thank you so much for the awesome awesomeeeee comment!! I love your blog too...i thought i was following it!!!! now i am! anyways, really great work here.. fresh, cute, simple, nicely coloured! :) keep them comin

Tyson Murphy said...

gaahhh your blog is too cute! i love it.

bee said...

Ah you lovely people! Thanks so much :)
Ken - yes I was in the exhibition! What a shame we didn't get to meet. I just popped over to your blog... wow, your work is amazing! I guess you are back in Scotland then?
Abz - welcome aboard hehe! Nice to have you here :)

miss pixie said...

Hiya, I love your work, it is gorgeous, I am an illustrator working and living in Brighton, England and I think we are living very similar lives at the moment!
good luck with the Bright agency x

Maria Palito said...

Really good News!! This is the fist time here in your blog and it is great ! you have really cute things... I hope you visit my blog too

have a nice day!
Maria Palito

bee said...

Hi Miss Pixie and Maria! Thanks so much for dropping by! I'll be sure to swing by your blogs too :)

julia said...

It's beautiful! I love your illustrations

Julissa said...

CONGRATS BEE!!! I am so happy for you. I hope this brings in lots of fun projects. Cute bear...love is fur and dot pattern belly ;)

justdoodleit said...

Cute animals!

pocketful of patterns said...

Lovely illustrations - your animals are FAB! :D I'm sure you'll do brilliantly over here in the UK - best of luck! :)