I have a little side hobby thing going on where I can be expressive with characters, illustration, sketches and drawings, it’s called ‘The Attic Design Studio’. With ‘Attic’ I can let go and create all sort of exotic and colourful imagery.
You can see some of my work from Attic on my little Etsy shop. All the artwork is sold as Giclée prints. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AtticDesignStudioUK
It is always great to be recommended or appreciated in some way. But it is quite special to be chosen to feature on the front of a popular online magazine! So this happened… a few months back now, still I have only just found the time to write about it…
It was great to be thought of and accepted as an artist in this way. The post on Instagram was announcing that ‘The Homeworker Magazine’ were looking for a local artist to feature on the magazine cover. With a new edition entitled ‘Money On The Mind’. The quarterly online magazine aims to help with advice for all types of freelancers, self employed workers and small business owners working from home for all or part of their week. It is full of knowledge for the modern day homeworker. ‘The Homeworker magazine’ has articles on lifestyle, motivation and work life balance when working from home. An essential tool to help you succeed when working from home. (Not as easy as everyone thinks).
The image which originally was chosen from my art archive to feature was my ‘Mysterious Lady’.
Originally ‘The Homeworker Magazine’s’ editor appreciated the above image. And she was chosen to feature on the front of the magazine, although it transpired that the image which had been drawn was too similar to the photo. So it was agreed for copyright reasons that we should abandon this drawing.
We had to go back to the drawing board… This lead on to our own photoshoot, creating our own image using our own model and photographer. So one grey Saturday in March sourcing some friendly assistance from KC Hair Boutique, Kiri make up and Berdene Kilbride Photography, we created a new image for the magazine. The image portrayed ‘The Money on the Mind’ title. So elegance, style and sophistication where key here! Helping to create the image maybe someone with money may look like. Here is a snap shot of some of the fun we had..
So thanks to some great friends and professional experience this lovely photo was chosen.
Having chosen the perfect image the drawing and sketching commenced. Creating - Issue 002 - The Money Issue
Louise from The Homeworker Magazine loved this illustration. And what a beautiful cover, I am proud to have been involved in this project and to get the chance to arrange the photoshoot for the very helpful and informative Homeworker lifestyle magazine. It’s a great read for anyone thinking of going self employed or someone who already knows the daily struggles of being freelance.
Many thanks to everyone envolved.