31 December 2015
Hello there! So this blog is pretty redundant these days. I'm posting all my news and pics over on twitter and instagram.
But just wanted to say a Happy New Year to all!
This is a selection of what I've been up to over on instagram during 2015.
1 January 2015
16 November 2014
Whilst on holiday in Istanbul in September 2010, we went on a day trip to the island of Büyükada on an incredibly overcrowded ferry. I spoke to a Turkish lady sitting next to me who said that we were very lucky to have come today as it was a "special day". As we made our way with the crowds up the steep path we watched as people lay coloured threads along the side of the path, amongst trees and bushes all the way to the top of the hill where there was a small Church and stunning views. It was only later that we discovered we'd managed to stumble across a pilgrimage that happens on two days a year. Each colour string representing a different wish or aspiration. This drawing was inspired by that day and I think it's a memory that is likely to appear in my work for a long time to come.
This drawing is available as a print from Whistlefish Galleries.
And it is also my current twitter header. Twitter name FionaWoodcock.
7 November 2014
12 March 2014
2 January 2014
30 November 2013
I'm happy to announce a new screenprint edition of my Pearly Queen design. This design started out as a small gocco printed card and I'm really pleased with how it has translated into the larger format. It is a limited edition of 50 and available in my shop. To help kick off the Festive season, all UK Special Delivery postage is FREE!
Pearly Queen is also being sold by East London Prints who are launching it at The East London Design Show. At the Truman Brewery, 5-8th December.
29 November 2013
There was a very inspiring documentary on a couple of days ago about the life and work of the writer and illustrator Judith Kerr. These are frame grabs, showing details of beautiful early textile designs. Hitler, The Tiger and Me is on BBC iplayer.
I hope I'd be a bit like her if I get to 90.
22 November 2013
12 July 2013
A selection of my Instagram pictures from an inspiring trip to San Francisco at the end of last year. The top image is a sketch I did near where we stayed. As someone who has a love of overhead cables and wires, I was in my element.
1 - San Francisco Sketch by Fiona Woodcock.
2 - Chromolithograph, bought at Alameda Point Antiques Faire.
3 & 4 - Close up of The Golden Gate Bridge.
5 - 50/50 Floor by Tauba Auerbach at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
6 - 16th and Mission.
7 - Yosemite Park.
My Instagram name is fionawoodcock.