Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 - What's new?

Happy New Year to you all!

2011 is already a busy year for me with lots of events planned and commissions piled high!

Dates for your Diary 

Saturday Jan 8th -
Meet the Creatives at the Davenport Shop of Originality
in Nottinghams Flying Horse Walk from 1:30pm

Sunday Feb 6th -
Save the Date Wedding Fair with a Difference!
Don't miss the Wedding Event with a difference at the Roundhouse Derby, We'll be there! Feb 6th 2011 Get your tickets at

Thursday Feb 10th -
Two events on Feb 10th -
Designer Resolutions at the Council house - Myself and a host of Nottingham Creatives will be talking on the subject of 'Change'. More details on how to attend to come soon.

For all you Nottingham Trent Uni Students - I'll be doing a careers talk about working as an Illustrator from 5pm - 6pm  (looks like I'll be legging it from Nottm Trent to the Council House that day!)

Saturday Feb 12th -
Dr Sketchy Nottingham

Nottingham's only burlesque and cabaret themed life drawing class which i co-host with Scarlett Daggers.

'Ladies of Laughter' theme - with traditional saucy comic burlesque in the British tradition. Bring your art equipment and join us at Glee Club Nottingham. Tickets from or

Tuesday March 1st - Nottingham International Womens Festival - 
I'll be collaborating with Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop on a number of charity events. Including a charity fundraiser where we are launching a new range of fine art prints based on the fashion lady murals I have painted on the walls of the shop and inviting people to name the ladies.

Thurs March 24th   - as part of the Womens Festival I'll be running a one off Life Drawing class at Debbie Bryan Studio and Shop. The theme is Femme Fatales and I'll be teaching techniques to give your drawings added drama and vintage atmosphere.... with a little help from gorgeous model Jody Capuano. Dressing up is encouraged and drinks and nibbles will be provided - More info on times and how to buy tickets to follow soon!

More events to follow! ...

In other news .... I am now equipped with a brand new shiny Wacom tablet which I am making full use of when digitally colouring portraits and logos, I'll also be learning some fine art rendering techniques with it, great fun!

A big website update/redesign is planned for 2011, there was a hope that it'd be launched by now but my ambition has outweighed my web coding skills so the reigns have been handed to hubby for his superior technical skills (and patience levels!).

I'm currently in the process of discussing, or rather, plotting, with my Dr Sketchy Co-Host Scarlett Daggers aka Ellie as we plan to take our artistic wares around the country to various craft fairs and rockabilly events this year. Ellie has just launched her brand new company Red Anchor Emporium which specialises in vintage and retro inspired handbags. Ellie created my wedding handbag so I can highly recommend her!

Thats all for now folks, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Years!
Charlotte x

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