Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a very jolly time over Christmas!
Thanks for everyones lovely comments over the year and I hope that you will join me over the next year blogging activities.
Wishing you all the very best for 2012! xx

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Merry Christmas to everyone!

video
This is my first attempt in imovie with a little help from my daughter :0)
Just a quick line up of some recent christmas designs for your delight !
Hope you all have a wonderful time over the festive period!!
x

Thursday, 15 December 2011

wip alphabet


wip alphabet
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

Going to be making some changes to this. Very much WIp as yet but hope to get finished before xmas! It's one I have to keep leaving then coming back to.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

j


j
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

not having much time to work on this but slowly slowly it'll get there. Will probably look a bit different to this once i've finalised the whole thing

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

B for bear


B for bear
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

part of my animal alphabet progressing slowly. Not having a lot of time to work on this right now with paying work being priortity

Thursday, 1 December 2011

that's my folio


that's my folio
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

just joined! so please check out my folio 

oh and just notice I've reached 100 followers at last! Woppee! thanks all you lovely people!! xx

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

horse


horse
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

looking over some older work today.

Just found out my 2 books that were on hold are now going ahead again-wooppee! Best news I've heard in a while :0)
here is an ad which apparently appeared in Vogue! That's my 2 robots at the bottom :0))


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

weather and work

the weather is getting me down. I can't get motivated with my work at all at the moment which is odd for me so I'm blaming the weather-soon it'll be this stuff,




which is fine as long as we get loads and it lies but it won't cos we're in the UK and snow is seriously pathetic here :0(
Give me clearly defined seasons please!!!
All we're getting is rain, cold, wind and grey... very disappointing to wake up to each day.
Boo hoo.

Friday, 25 November 2011

blogging



Someone said on facebook this week "does anyone even look at blogs anymore?" Well I do. I check my follow blogs every day. It does seem funny though when you've got a few followers that you only get a very small amount of actual comments.
If I follow a blog it's cos I actually want to see what they are posting and I do make comments when I feel it's warranted. 
So I'd say, if you have looked at someone's work it's nice to leave a comment, however small it is. It's always encouraging to know that people out there are actually taking notice and you're not just posting to thin air :0)
Oh and thanks so much to all my lovely followers-nearly getting to the 100 stage! Woopee!
Here is a little cow I did last week.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Lovely feedback

Just had to post this.
Lovely comments from a major client I've been working with.
So nice when someone appreciates you :0))
I must add too-this client were very nice to work with which makes a big difference :0)
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Firstly, I just want to say a big thank you - you've been a total dream to work with, and your work is looking gorgeous, we're really happy with it!

Monday, 14 November 2011

green fish


green fish
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

got a couple of jobs on at the moment. One for a website other for flash cards. Did this little fish design as a possible licensing image.

Monday, 7 November 2011

wip


wip
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

not quite so busy just now so can post a little work I've got going on.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

We love to illustrate


Hey! i'm delighted to announce I am guest illustrator over at WLTI for this month.
I also have added a new cushion cover design in my Envelop shop so please head over and take a look :0)

Thursday, 27 October 2011

orange


orange
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.



So sorry not been posting for a while. Been real busy but some of the work has come to a close-at last! I cannot believe how long some of my jobs have been dragging on for and I can't show any work for any of it!
So here is a little orange for you :0)

Monday, 17 October 2011

I decided to do a quick change to my blog header. The summery tree just wasn't doing it any more sadly...the weather is not allowing it! so here are some happy cupcakes instead :0)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

fruity pattern-FG


fruity pattern-FG
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

I'm getting an obsession for patterns now although don't have much time for development at the mo'-still got so much work on. Fun to pop out with these in between feedback :0))

Monday, 10 October 2011

Saturday, 8 October 2011

hair

I hate my hair-there I've said it.
 I coloured it last week at the hairdressers to the tune of £80 and I hate it. Why oh why did I think it was good idea to go darker-I look ill! I can't even post a pic of myself cos I hate it so much so instead here is a little pic of a monster I did a while back.
I think I'll start wearing my hat til I save up to get my hair done again.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Steve Jobs- what a man!


what a genius of a man-greatly appreciated for all his achievements-very inspirational speech. so true.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

cat stickers

Thought I'd post a better pic of these. They came out end of last year.
I've been thinking about doing a give away. I've got quite a few of these plus greeting cards and other stickers...
What do you think?
If enough people respond I'll consider doing it :0)




Shakey Schnauzer ♥

my daughter uploaded this creation to You tube the other night-enjoy! :0)

Monday, 26 September 2011

sheep!


sheep!
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

the exciting news is I've just got a commission with a very large children's publisher :0)

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

fishy


fishy
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

little fish fella I did recently.
I have had some promising work news today but can't say more at the mo'.
Have so much work on right now but fortunately most of it means I can go at a nice pace-no stress!
I have 2 kids puzzles, 3 kids books, brand character designs, website banners and a primary school website jobs on the go. Also 2 pending toy designs just waiting to get going again.
So happy days!

Monday, 19 September 2011

nails!!!!

my daughter has got a little obsessed with nails and nail art.
so she painted my nails yesterday and this is the result....see other results here on her own blog :0))

Friday, 16 September 2011

childrens illustrator interview

childrens illustrator have featured an interview with the design manager of Campbell books ans I got a mention! If you scroll down to bottom of interview you'll see my name with a wee description of what I'm doing :0))

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

random illies


random illies
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

keeping myself in the loop. not able to post anything I'm working on....been sooooo looooog!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Friday, 19 August 2011

work!


Hi people.
I am still so very busy with work and having no time to do any self promo work other than this little scribble of a mushroom. Sorry I can't show any of the work I'm on at the mo'-hopefully soon!
I'm doing 2 toy designs, 2 kids puzzles, 2 kids books, several illustrations for a scottish website (buildings and landscape), a card design, a school website design and a pending job for 3 kids books going up to 6.
It's fab to be busy!!! :0))



Thursday, 11 August 2011

spoonflower fabrics for sale


spoonflower fabrics for sale
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

oh! got my samples in so fabric on sale now here.

puzzles and cards


puzzles and cards
Originally uploaded by fhiona galloway.

as promised here are some shots of the products that my work appears on-hope you like!

XTC No Thugs in Our House

XTC No Thugs in Our House



in light of all the riots going on in England I've been hearing this tune in my head by XTC. It's so poignant and yet was on an album that appeared in 1982 (English settlement). The lyrics of the song say it all. I am filled with disgust and dismay at the youths perpetrating these crimes. I hope some discipline and calm will resume soon and that the people affected will again feel safe.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

sorry but still busy

Been sort of neglecting my blog for a bit-sorry :0(
I am just too busy right now but once I have a bit of time I'll do a decent posting.
I've got some samples of cards and puzzles to photograph and show.

Monday, 25 July 2011

spoonflower & work

I am waiting on arrival of some fabric swatches from Spoonflower. Hopefully they'll be up for sale soon in my shop. Please feel free to pop over and take a look!
In meantime I am keeping very busy with work-kids books, puzzles, website illustrations and newest job, designing kids toys! yeah! What fun!
Also I have put up for sale a design through Envelop . Maybe you could drop by there too :0))

Friday, 15 July 2011

Monday, 11 July 2011

Hi! I'm back and work work work!!


Hi everyone-hope you've all been good while I've been away enjoying myself in Turkey-sunning, scuba diving, speed boating, parasailing and seeing the lovely Loggerhead turtles! Was bliss!
While away a very kind client sent me a copy of this card I did work for a few years back. This is the 1st time I've seen it!
Always nice to see how your work is used in the end.
I've also come back to some happy news! I'll be doing more Nick Jr work in august :0)
I've got quite a lot on right now-still on kids books and quite a few illustrations for a website to start.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Ditty Bops-All Over You



A lovely summer tune for you! the quality of the tune is good here-the screen grab just looks a bit dicey :0)
The vid is just stills of the girls. Go ahead give it a listen-it's so cute!
I've got feedback with books I'm working on so full speed ahead for me for next few days eek!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Not long to go!!!!


We'll I'm still here this week but really not long to go now til we head off to sun!! Things are really hotting up for the day we arrive 34 oC!!! These pics are the actual place we are off to :0)

I have just sent off artwork for a job this morning so hoping to get an invoice in later today-1 less job to do!
If I'm lucky I might just get a couple of books I've been working on signed off and ready for invoicing before end of week as well.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Fudge and Toffee packaging


this is a gift tin I did work on in nov 2010 for "Gardiners of Scotland".
I did the little illustrations which also appear on the sides of the tin :0)
Not my usual style of work but was quite nice to work on. Done in Photoshop

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

10 canine commandments.


I am a sucker for anything related to animals and I found this online and it made me cry.
I love my dog very much and sometimes it hard to take knowing he'll only be here for a few more short years. Not very happy thoughts I know but I do really like this poster and the thoughts behind it cos it's so true.
Just thought I'd share it with you and all you dog and animal lovers out there :0))

Monday, 13 June 2011

sun?????

Well I wish I could do this but sadly,as usual, we are having pants weather here in Scotland.
I cannot believe this is the summer....it's like autumn. Cold, wet and windy and throughly depressing.
However on the good side I will be taking a 2 week holiday very soon-hurray and I WILL BE IN THE SUN-HEAVEN! Turkey here I come....aaaaah.

I am on a mission to get as much work done as possible before I go of course. As always there seems to be a hundred and one things needing done and to be remembered.