From the Studio: 23rd January 2017


Last week seemed to whizz past, and we’re now into the last full week of January. Spring is approaching — as the little green shoots of daffodils in my front garden testify to — as is Valentine’s Day.

If you’re reading this at the Oliopix web site you’ll see it’s had a bit of a makeover. The main improvement is that it’s now much more mobile friendly. It isn’t quite how I like it just yet, but I’m keeping my perfectionist side on a short lead so I can get on with everything else which needs doing.

As I expected, post-Christmas sales have included quite a few Christmas products, as crafters and other creatives get a head start on designing for Christmas 2017. Seems it’s never too early to be thinking about future events.

Our World War 2 graffiti letters are extremely popular at the moment. They’re a little bit unusual, contain some genuine historical imagery, and can be used in lots of different ways.

Today, I have been working with these little fellows, and some of their chums:

I love these drawings, taken from a book depicting Mexican and Central American antiquities. They’re currently being added to some interesting textured backgrounds on domino tiles (digital, of course) and will be up in the shop soon. I’m thinking what else they might find their way on to.

I’m also itching to get some more grungy lettering done. At the moment this is something I really enjoy working on, and it seems to be popular with customers too, so it’s a definite win all round.

More flowers will also be coming this week — spring and summer.

Did you check out last week’s Freebie Friday? It features a sheet of vintage butterflies on ceramic tiles & writing, and is definitely worth checking out.

As always, I love to hear from you with your ideas, comments, questions, and creations. Drop me a line or catch up on Facebook.