Snail Mail

I don’t know about you but I love receiving letters in the post – and cards! Makes a change from bills all the time.  I felt inspired to create a set of ‘snail mail’ products.  It’s lovely to sit down and write to your family and friends.  In an age of technology I think is important to keep the art of letter writing alive.

Using my right hand (I’m a lefty) I used Indian ink and a dip pen to illustrate a beautiful old typewriter.


I’ve made a set of 3 greetings cards…


And a letter writing set 🙂


They’re available to buy in afflecks at SWALK creative and they’ll soon be on my etsy shop 😉

Hope you like them!

Ms B Wood X

Black and White Vintage Brush Pen Ladies

I’ve started a new sketch book today.  It’s always daunting as you turn to your first page… Gulp, a blank page.  What on earth am I going to draw?


Well I’ve decided to use my Pentel brush pen and try it out drawing ladies from the 1920’s era.  I find it hard to control the pen but like the thick and thin lines.  I’ve used a water brush too to blend in in areas.  Here’s what I’ve come up with…


About 30 pages to go…

Have a great weekend 🙂

Ms Bandit Wood

Life at Afflecks

Today’s my second full day holding the fort at SWALK Creative in Affecks (3rd floor), Manchester.  It’s a buzzing place – I love it! My work is now set up on the wall.

I work here one day a week on random days (I’ll keep you posted when, on my Facebook page) As a freelancer, it does get a bit lonely at home.  So this is a great opportunity for me to meet new people and be in a buzzing atmosphere 🙂 I drift off into a parallel universe and draw all day, expanding my range. Best job ever, I’m so happy 🙂

Here’s some of the bits and bobs I’ve been up to while I’m here…   

    
    
    
    
 What a creative bunch here at SWALK!! hope to see you soon 🙂 Remember to bring emergency coffee and cake 🙂 

Ms.Wood xx

New adventure

Tomorrow I’ll be packing up my art wares and going to Affleks Palace in Manchester, for my first day at SWALK Creative 🙂

I’ve been given the great opportunity to join the talented artists who make up the SWALK team and sell my art work.  I’ve spent the last week or so, going through my original illustrations, prints and framed pieces for the gallery 🙂 

I’ve got quite a varied bunch to go through, here’s what I’m thinking of taking with me…   

    
    
    
    
    
    
   
I’ve had some new business cards and postcard promo leaflets made too 🙂 I’m really pleased with them.   

    
 I’ll keep you posted on how my first day goes! I’m a bit excited 😉 Ms.Wood X