Birthday prints

Willow teacups print by Paula Mills of Sweet William
 X-Ray Fish print by Marc Martin
 X-Ray Fish detail

I was very spoilt for my birthday a few weeks ago and received these two gorgeous art prints.

The first was the rather lovely Willow Teacups print by illustrator Paula Mills of Sweet William. Being a collector of old Willow plates and teacups, and of course making pendants from second-hand Willow plates for Me Old China, the print is just perfect for my studio or kitchen.

Paula has a beautiful illustrative style, drawing in inks in a lovely freehand style and produces her own illustrations and prints as well as working as a commercial artist. Like me she loves collecting old things - as well as drinking tea! Gotta love that!!

Paula has an illustration blog and a website, as well as a blog and an online shop for Sweet William.

The second print is X-Ray Fish by illustrator and designer Marc Martin. A very different style print, the artwork is much more graphic in style - but still with a hand-painted feel to it. Marc has an amazing signature style and I love how he manages to incorporate both the graphic and the hand-created aspect to his illustrations and designs.

His new collection of Illustrations are 'The Curious Explorers Illustrated Pocket Companion to Exotic Animals' where my X-Ray Fish print comes from. So many fab quirky animal illustrations to chose from, and the illustrations are also available as a whole collection in a book. Cute!

Marc has a fabulous website and an online shop to purchase his illustrations and the Illustrated Pocket Companion to Exotic Animals book!

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