With the attitude of wanting to explore as many aspects of illustration as I can, recently I've been busy working towards opening an online shop purely for digital artworks. Instead of buying a physical print which gets sent in the mail the customer simply buys the digital file and either prints it themselves or has … Continue reading Digital Artworks in the Making!
An idea for a kids wallpaper design featuring starry animal constellations. Comes as a minimal design or with a far out swirling nebulous inky design! The constellation shapes are done accurate to life and each one is labelled with its correct latin name so it can act as a teaching aid for science and nature … Continue reading Starry Animal Constellations
I was recently interviewed by the friendly folks at Wraptious after being chosen as a winning design for part of the design brief set for Make It In Design pattern courses. In the interview I talk a little about my inspiration and design process. You can take a look here: https://www.scrapbook.wraptious.com/blog/make-it-in-design-harriet-harker
A great opportunity has come along and for a limited time I will have two designs featured on the amazing Wraptious website! Two of my animal themed prints are available as cushions as part of the Make It In Design artists collective so you can see my little Axolotls and Red Pandas amongst some of … Continue reading Wraptious Cushion Design Feature
I've been working hard in the evenings over the last few weeks on a new venture of pattern design for fabric and other applications! Getting back into drawing and illustration has been really great as it has been a long time since I did any. I entered my first Spoonflower Design Competition last week themed … Continue reading Jackalope Jinx Fabric Design – Spoonflower Competition
It's all been a bit quiet on the blog here - I've been re-learning Adobe Illustrator and re-working drawings from sketchbooks into designs and repeating patterns for surface design! These I hope to print onto fabric for creation of many home ware and soft furnishing pieces. Working with nature based designs and animal illustrations plus … Continue reading Foray into Surface Design – Patterns Galore!
Oh no! Another post about succulents! I cant help it! Listen, I just got back from a quick trip to Homebase DIY store upon where I spotted some really nice succulents in sturdt ceramic pots. The plants are of a good size and pots are in a range of muted pastel and earthy shades, for … Continue reading Succulent Maddness! Affordable Potted Plants For Easy, Low Maintenance Style
My flat is fairly small and we usually spend Christmas Day at our parents' so the need for a Christmas tree to 'keep presents under' has been fairly defunct for the past few years. I do decorate the flat, just no tree. This year I feel like I want somewhere proper for the presents to … Continue reading 8 Easy & Stylish DIY Alternatives To Christmas Trees
I needed to create something to hold wood logs which could protect the floor and walls indoors.Using wooden pallets collected for free I was able to make and quick and simple solution! Materials & Tools: 2 x Wood Pallets (I used one small and one large to fit in the space I needed) Crowbar Woodsaw … Continue reading Simple DIY Indoor Log Store from Wooden Pallet – Tutorial
I recently picked up this great book at a Yard Sale in Brooklyn. 1300 Real And Fanciful Animals From Seventeen Century Engravings by Matthaus Merian. It's filled with wonderful illustrations and pages which would look fantastic as framed pictures. However not all the illustrations would be something I'd want on my wall! Nice! Comment if … Continue reading Fanciful Animal Illustration Find