It’s all feathers and frills this week!

I’m so happy to post a tiny preview of the new artwork for Wonder Hill’s September weekender and future dates!  And what fun I had creating these pieces!

With a week to go before my Wedding and celebrations already underway, nothing gave me more pleasure than creating these two pieces with dancing bears, tea parties, feathers and frills in mind! The event is going to be fun-filled and full of gorgeous hand-made delights and I recommend everyone coming along and, of course, we’ll be there. Wouldn’t miss it for the world!

My Wedding this Saturday has also been created by hand by us and wonderful, talented members of our families and friends. We have been extremely lucky and are very thankful for all their creative input, their time, talent and love in creating the most exciting day we could’ve wished for! We just can’t wait to celebrate our day with them all and dance the night away among the trees, feathers and fairy lights. I wonder if the ‘Deer Little Forest’ folk will make an appearance too?

A Week of Weddings and Wonder Hill

What a busy time we are having here in the Deer Little Forest at the moment and such an exciting time too! As my Wedding in a field draws closer and all the planning gets crazier, my time at my drawing board is rather, unfortunately, limited. It hasn’t stopped me taking on the exciting job of designing the next two posters for Wonder Hill’s September events though. I just couldn’t turn them down! I just love their Handmade and Vintage events so much and love designing for them!

Here is a sneak-peek of work under way this week, very much in the early stages, but I think rather interesting already!



Working on Wood

Over the past few weeks I have begun to work on wood, either painting straight on to wood or laying card over wood to create shadows and texture to my work. I’m loving the way the mixture of card, paper and wood work together and how the wood adds texture and interest to the characters I create.

I am also lifting layers off the background to create shadows and I love the animation it brings to my work. I use natural lighting to photograph them and especially love the light at the end of the day and the effect the warm sun has in lending a softness to each piece.

Vintage Fun at Tooting!

This Sunday ‘Deer Little Forest‘ joined a fantastic group of indie artists, designers and makers to attend ‘Wonder Hill Summer Festival and Vintage Event‘ held at the delightfully kitch venue of ‘Tooting Tram and Social Club. Again, Wonder Hill managed to organise another successful and fun day, thoroughly enjoyed by both visitors and exhibitors a like.

Organiser Kiki, looked stunning in her 50’s pink dress and really did an amazing job at making it such a special and memorable day. The event was the largest ‘Wonder Hill’ have arganised so far, with so many eye catching stands including Paper Root Designs, Dubious Design and Karrot Kandi selling beautiful, handmade items. It really was an event to spend the day at.

Kiki also organised for Laura Naish, Make-up and Beauty Specialist, to be on stand-by to create the perfect, vintage hair and make-up, live music to get the party started and even a surprise treat of professional dancers to jive and generally add that extra sparkle to the day! Just lovely!

Deer Little Forest‘ had a successful day too, selling lots of cards and prints to lovely customers and also meeting some wonderful and creative people. Next to our stand were Dbun Designs selling gorgeous greeting cards and Accidental Vix selling a mix of beautiful cards, prints and handmade textiles for babies. Both businesses were run by the friendliest people with interesting stories behind their art.

Dbun designs are greeting cards created by the artwork of Nathalie Trytell, who, at a young age, was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF) Type 2. Nathalie, despite all her obstacles, became a talented artist and writer and created beautiful, humorous and sometimes powerful work. Having sadly passed away, Matthew, her Brother, runs Dbun designs as a tribute to his Sister and a legacy to her wonderful memory.

Accidental Vix is the creation of artist and interior designer Vicky Morse who’s work is created in such an interesting way using a Japanese printing technique called ‘ Gocco.’ ‘Gocco’ was originally developed as a toy for families to create New Years cards together but having been discontinued, has creating limited availability from Japan and the U.S.A and made supplies expensive, thus making the production of each piece of art a challange and something of delicate uniqueness. Vicky enjoys the fine detail the Gocco print technique achieves and intends on extending her current range of designs in the near future.

We loved our day with Wonder Hill and intend on exhibiting at more of their events in the future. I love being part of such a creative and inspiring event, getting my work out there and meeting the loveliest and most interesting people.