Throwback Thursday to 2010 when I published my first small range of cards. A cupcake range and doodle kids a cute, whimsical character based collection.
Here is little doodle bee
|A5 greeting card blank inside and a notebook, with a quote / affirmation I try to live by|
A literally doodle this character on the corner of a brown paper bag in 2005 I saved it and re drew him in Adobe Illustrator and he came to life... I loved him so much I created him a few friends.
|My 2010 first print run|
|Some lovely magnets I designed|
In 2010 I was working full time and not getting illustration commissions. While I developed my skills and artistic style I self published.
A time of experimenting with different products alongside greeting , such as:
Postcards, prints, magnets, keyring, bookmarks, rulers, badges, stationery packs
I started the craft fair circuit and received feedback from customers. I print way to much in my first print run and was pushed into selling direct to gift shops to get rid of some of the stock. My first ever stockist was Tabernacle in Notting Hill and Southampton University gift shop.