Some favorites this week:
1. DIY leather circle belt on Design for Mankind by Laura Parke
2. Carson Ellis illustration (also on the Wildwood blog) via Size Too Small
3. images from Annie McElwain’s apartment, via The City Sage
4. Mint chocolate cheesecake popsicles on Good Life Eats by My Baking Addiction
5. Britta Manger origami animals via Daily Smudge, also see on Bloesem
Weekend Event Picks for Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill: Tonight at the Arts Center in Carrboro, 10 plays, 10 minutes each // Festival for the Eno is this weekend // the Trinity Park Neighborhood Association will have a food truck rodeo in Trinity Park (corner of W. Trinity Ave. and Watts St.) on Sunday from 5-8pm // Faves for every weekend: the Durham Farmer’s Market and the Raleigh Flea Market
Have a great weekend!
When did you first become interested in illustration?
I loved drawing from a very young age and I think I always knew it would be something I’d continue to do. Whilst studying art & design at foundation level, after leaving school, we got the chance to explore all the different sides of art and I realised that illustration was the right direction for me.
How did you decide to make it your career?
I don’t think I ever made that decision… When I graduated I didn’t think freelancing full time would be an option, I thought I would need to find something else to do and continue illustration on the side. But I’ve been very lucky with getting great commissions and have been able to really concentrate on making a career out of illustration.
WRAP is both a magazine and a product, with each page turning into a patterned paper to wrap gifts and featuring artists and illustrators from all over the world.