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Posted in Art by June©Malone, cards, design, pen and ink

Wedding Invitation

It was my immense privilege to design the wedding invitation for the eldest of my two amazing step-daughters.

The image was to fit on a narrow, horizontal, white card and illustrate that the event would be held on Kentish farmland boasting two fishing ponds and several animal breeds.

The happy couple were “thrilled” with my efforts and I was officially dubbed a “clever old stick!  The wedding day was appropriately and sublimely magical and I even made my own fascinator for the occasion.

 

Posted in Art by June©Malone, calligraphy, pen and ink, posters

Poster Competiton Entry

Yikes!  I’m all a flutter having just submitted my poster to the joint London Transport Museum/Association of Illustrators poster competition promoting cycling as an emerging mode of transport in London…with only 30 minutes to spare.  It didn’t scan as well as I’d have liked so there wasn’t enough time to clean it up as much as I’d have preferred.

This is the first time I’ve ever entered an art competition.   What a relief to have finished!

I’m not deluded enough to imagine that it will be selected as I’m aware that my self-taught, inexperienced work will probably be considered somewhat naive – but it was so worth having a go.

There were some days when I almost gave up but, thanks to some timely words of encouragement, I’m glad I persevered as the experience of taking part was invaluable.  It was educational, time-gobbling, sometimes frustrating and even scary but also fun.

And now I can bask in that warm, fuzzy feeling of having achieved my goal…until I start the next project.

Anyway…EEEEEeeeEEkk!!!

Posted in Art by June©Malone, Mixed media, pen and ink, watercolour

Shelf Portrait

Herewith only a small portion of my current reading matter.Some are being avidly studied – others, I’m merely dipping into.  They all offer me the opportunity to further develop the multiple intricacies of illustration skills and feed my insatiable curiosity about the subject.

Soon I hope to demonstrate here how they have inspired and educated me.  My motto is to never stop learning and trying to improve.

Watch this space….*cue “Wonder Woman theme tune”* ♬ ♫ ♪ ♩