Apologies for my absence from May (SMH) 2016 wasn't the easiest year for me due to ill health and the usual human afflictions, but like Mark Morrisson, I've returned!
Rather than a long rambling blog about everything that I did last year, let's keep it all about the future and what's in store at Emily Catherine Illustration at Treehouse HQ.
So, February, what have we in store?
Well we're still in the final two weeks of Surface Gallery's International Postcard Show which is an open submission (in artfart terms that means that anyone can be exhibited) exhibition showcases the weird and wonderful from all over the world in postcard form. I hastily and lately (classic me) submitted my 'Anatomy of Woman' and ''Lowits' designs. I had a walk around the gallery and it's just as fantastic as always:
Also still available is this months free copy of LeftLion magazine and this month it was PACKED with a veritable feast of info nuggets. The Anti Gallery, Trekkah and Ronika all feature in this issue but my pride and joy, an illustration I did for their De La Soul interview went to press. You can read the interview here (if you lazeeehhh) https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2017/february/de-la-soul but in the meantime, here's the process of how I created the illustration:
And last but not least we all know that it's that time of year that I loathe. Valentine's Day. I loathe it not because I don't believe in love, but because whether you're single or in a relationship you walk around on that day looking at couples and comparing yourself to them, or trying to think of something 'nice' to do for your partner whilst comparing yourself to others. Or, you spend it with friends, acutely aware that you are avoiding Valentines Day. It's annoying. Like April Fools day where you're on the edge of your seat hoping someone doesn't give you a wedgie, Valentines Day is the emotional equivalent.
Having said that, I have tardily pulled my finger out of my proverbial to create two brand new Valentines Day card designs which represent that squishy side of Emily Catherine.... she's in there somewhere:
So as you know I like to leave the blog with a non-work farewell and this month it's a humdinger. You get two, actually.
I went to Mexico for Christmas and got stung by a scorpion. It hurt well loads. I do not recommend. Sadly for you, I survived....
and lastly I once had to make my mouth look like a vagina for a video for a friend. Here's the outtake. I said I was BBBBAAACCCCKKK.
Happy February! Check out the new updated gallery for all 2016 past news and see you in March. Treehouse HQ over and out!
Emily Catherine Illustration