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Back from Hibernation

Hello again!

I have a lot of catching up do!

I haven’t posted for a while due to being forcibly occupied with the real world, as opposed to the world of Pigeon that exists in my head. In this world I imagine that anyone who is reading this, (or even knows I exist – Mum are you still reading these posts?) believes that there really is a city-pigeon sitting at a desk typing away with it’s beak after a hard days work scavenging and sketching.

So! Here is a rough round up of everything I have been up to in last few months.

In August I was part of an exhibition in Hamilton House, Bristol with Bethan Buss aka Boodle, Jenny MacKendrick aka Stitch Ink and Rebekah Leigh-Marshall.

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Our pretty stall in a sunny corner

Our pretty stall in a sunny corner

Pimms and cake for the opening night

Pimms and cake for the opening night

You can see the full exhibition here.

In September got to exhibit with Stitch Ink again in the Grain Barge in Bristol through Drawn in Bristol.

Beaver and Finches

Winged Beaver and Finches

Goldfinch

Hand Screen Printed Goldfinch

Hand Screen Printed Brambling

Hand Screen Printed Brambling

Winged Beaver

Winged Beaver

In November I was in an exhibition in Bristol at the Parlour Showrooms with Rachel Falber of Hare Raising Designs and Tina Altwegg of Winged Fox Designs

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View from Park Street, Bristol

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Setting up

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My wall of work

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I’m an Elephant Shrew, how do you do?

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Swinhoe’s Pheasant

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Goldfinch. Hand screen printed

You can also see the full exhibition online here.

Meanwhile I had been working on some drawings:

Birds…

Kakapo

Kakapo

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Kakapo penned

In the process of being coloured

In the process of being coloured

Great Crested Grebe

Crested Grebe

Smew

Smew

Coot

Coot

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Swinhoe’s Pheasant

Little birds

Little birds

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

Seabirds

Seabirds

Skylark

Skylark

Woodlark

Woodlark

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Shorelark and Lapland Bunting

Cirl Bunting

Cirl Bunting

Cirl Bunting in the process of being coloured

Cirl Bunting in the process of being coloured

Experimenting with an idea I had of Photobombing animals…

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And various other drawings…

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Then there was Christmas where I had stock in Paper Scissors Stone through Made in Bristol and saw my last month in BS8

Stag

Stag

The stag's conversion to a Christmas stag

The stag’s conversion to a Christmas stag

Christmas stock

Christmas at BS8

A Pigeon's Alternative to The 12 Days of Christmas

A Pigeon’s Alternative to The 12 Days of Christmas

Ducky Goosey T-shirts

Ducky Goosey T-shirts

Christmas at Paper Scissors Stone

Christmas at Paper Scissors Stone

More recently I have been developing sketchbook drawings…
ceramic chicken crop eskimo seagull crop Mexican skull crop Ugly chicken crop Ugly patterned bird crop bird with mans head crop

And making cover artwork for the Cheltenham Poetry Society and Armchair Committee…

Initial drawing for poetry book cover

Initial drawing for book cover for The Cheltenham Poetry Society

Final artwork

Final artwork

Initial song artwork

Initial drawing for Armchair Committee

Line layout of song artwork

Line layout of song artwork

Final artwork

Final artwork

And finally two pieces I made this week…

Stripey skull low Q

Mexican Skull

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Owl Teapot


That’s about all for now, I’m looking forward to being inspired by Spring and the promise of warmer weather!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my work, lots of prints and products are available in my Society 6 shop. And you can keep up to date with regular posts on my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages too.

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Made in Bristol Gift Fair

Hello everyone,

Last week I launched my Etsy shop, yaaaay! So you Brits still have time to order from it to get some lovely gifts in time for Christmas:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pigeonillustration

This weekend, I had a nice time at the Made in Bristol gift fair (as did Mumma, Auntie and Big Sis. Pidges) and met lots of lovely people.



And these are things I drew at the gift fair to keep me occupied…

Catch up again soon!
Pidge x

Christmas Presents!

Hello!

Last weekend I went to a Winter Fair in Canning Town with big-sister-pidge. Not a good turn out, but the stall looked great and we sold a couple of items, including Catfish originale (shown below), who I am currently mourning the new homing of.

Other things I took to the gift fair:
 
And lastly my Etsy shop is open! So now you can buy some of these lovely things in my shop by clicking the link below. Yaaaay! More gifts to be posted in my shop in the next week (when they are delivered!)
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pigeonillustration

A Pigeon’s Alternative to 12 Days of Christmas

Hello again,

I have just sent my Christmas cards to print. These include the turkey and the robin I have posted previously and my alternative to the 12 Days of Christmas, seen below. If all goes to plan these will be available for the Made in Bristol Gift Fair at Colston Hall on the 10th and 11th of December. I hope you like!

12 Days of Christmas

Hello again!

Here is a little taster of my current project; 12 Days of Christmas, which is a set of cards I am making this year to send to my feathered friends and to sell at the Made in Bristol Gift Fair.




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