Thursday, 22 March 2012

Happy Valentines Day

I was not in England this Valentines - I spent it in Chicago eating tasty food with my new friends and missing certain people a lot. So I made this card to send to my valentine. I did not want to post this on here till I was sure they'd seen it - so sorry about the delay.

I used a selection of Prismacolour pens, my Pentel brush pen and a couple of fine liners - my new favourite pen is my orange Sakura fine liner. 

Of course no card is complete without a Spock.  What you can't see from these pictures are that the pattern carries on to the back of the card and the envelope says "You've Got Mail" which is a reference to one of 'our' movies.

Hannah x x x

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Projects abound

Remember that mask?  A few weeks ago I papier mache'd it.  It shrunk lots so Ryan agreed to model it for me.  I am not sure what it will finally look like when I paint it but I am very excited about the great photo shoot we will be using it for.

Any ideas for the colour scheme of this foxy friend?

Hannah x x x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Post from America

So following on from my last post - here is some more mail.  This is a postcard I created for my good friend Wai Wai and is a loose representation of the Chicago skyline. The little red plane is Porco Rosso - because he loves to visit the Americas.

I bought a pack of blank postcards and I am looking forward to sending them to my loved ones back home!

Hannah x x x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Project in progress

In America they say progress differently.  It's odd. But if you had asked me this time last year if I would be sat on a sofa in Chicago stuffing Twinkies in my mouth and drinking lemonade (it's different bubbles...) out of a dinosaur shaped sippy cup I would have told you to bugger off.

So what does progress look like?  Progress looks like the cardboard skeleton of a mask.  Sarah took some pictures of me hacking away at the cardboard armed with left-handed (I am right-handed) scissors and a roll of sticky tape.  It was just like Blue Peter.

This mask? It's going to be AMAZING!

Hannah x x x x

Monday, 27 February 2012

Chicago Zine Fest 2012

If you're in Chicago for March 9th-10th then come and say hello. I'll be at table C13 and will have work from the lovely Wai Wai Pang and Ed Cheverton.  You know you want to!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

A beautiful hand-made gift

So I turned 22 today and just had to share the incredible package that was waiting for me in the post room. The incredibly talented Wai Wai Pang and Edward Cheverton put it together.  I love them.

It included that calendar I was nagging you to buy (go buy it), some handmade comics, letters, a card, a selection of super sweet little gifts, an insane jazz CD that Ed created and a whole tonne of confetti.  Oh and finger puppets.  If I've forgotten anything then I am sorry - but it was so wonderful I took pictures of it all.

Happy Birthday to me,
Hannah x x x

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Ladies Night!

I am really excited to share this little project I am working on.  I spoke to the manager, the lovely Matt, of Graham Crackers Loop store and asked if they had any sort of ladies night coming up. When he answered no and that it was something they would be interested in I knew straight away that it was something I had to get involved in.

And here it is!

This pretty little poster was designed by the lovely Edward Cheverton and I am so thrilled with it.

There is going to be cupcakes, conversation and comics!  A perfect environment for hardcore comic book fans or people just interested in trying something new.

Hopefully the night will go without a hitch.
See you there?

Hannah x x x

Monday, 13 February 2012


Nah, I'm just yanking yer chain.  Happy Valentines day.  I hope you are all suitably loved up.  And I mean that.  Spend it with a friend, let them know you love them.  Or family. Who's your valentine?

My sweetheart sent this cutey of a card.  It's hand made and came all the way from England so I am tickled pink. I'd show you inside but it's personal, kay!

Hannah x x x

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Welcome to America

I recently went for an explore with my new pals.  We went for burritos, visited some vintage shops and took a whole load of pictures.  It was such a nice day, beautiful lighting, and I had a brilliant time.  Here are some photos.

And if you were wondering...yes...that was Michael Jackson you saw.

Hannah x x x x

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

A photo adventure

When I moved to Chicago a dear friend of mine, Alex, set me a challenge.  She gave me a list of places that I must visit and photograph during me time here.  It is the perfect excuse to explore my new neighbourhood and to show off my brand new cursive handwriting.
Here's the list.

As you can see I have found The Cheesecake Factory, Water Tower Place and the Chicago Theatre. 

I am so lucky to have friends who keep in touch while I am away.  I miss you all.

Hannah x x x

Thursday, 26 January 2012

From the Midwest

So I have relocated for the next few months to Chicago, Illinois, USA. Because I moved so far away from home I wanted to bring a few bits and pieces with me.  

Here is some pretty handmade bunting that you might remember from my time on the boat, made by Ed, and some pretty little stickers he made me (they were packaged in 'Ed stickers and Hannah stickers packets!!!)  Also a picture he drew of Dinosaur Steve.  Next to that is the cutest little print that I picked up in a Pop Up Shop in Birmingham when I lived there.

The cup/gravy boat/vase was gifted by the wonderful Kirsten Butler, The Little Wedding Helper.  I love it!  If I had some fresh flowers to put in it I would - but for now it is home to my art supplies. Kirsten told me that it is shaped that way so it can fit nicely onto a mantlepiece - so smart, so sweet!
I miss her a lot and all the fun times we have spent together at industry events. 

Soon to come - art work on the walls!
Hannah x x x

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Some knits for Christmas

So you know I made some scarves over the festive period.  I didn't want to share them before Christmas and ruin the surprise, so here are a couple of pictures now.

As you can see my tassels leave a LOT to be desired.  I couldn't figure out how to make them look good and even and they took such a long time I just couldn't face redoing them.  My favourite scarf is the blue and grey one.  The two red and greys were for my little brothers, four and two - hopefully I can get a picture of them wearing them to share.

In the meantime?  Have a cat or two.  I miss these little boys so much.

Hope you're having a good January!

Hannah x x x