Thursday, 29 November 2012

CCAD Fashion Christmas Fair!

This week I was contacted by one of the Fashion Enterprise Students at CCAD about their Christmas Fair. 
They are showcasing their work at Graduate fashion week in London, this upcoming June - however in order to do this they need to raise roughly £10,000. 
To start their fundraising they are holding a Christmas fair at Springs leisure centre, Hartlepool, on 7th of December. There we will be a fab range of stalls selling a range of handmade products, as well as holding a raffle etc. 
The fair is 12-7pm and is such a great reason to go! 
To request a stall, check out the details on the poster! Get yourselves there! 

Monday, 26 November 2012

Another Feature: Business Boom Collective

I am pleased to share I have had another lovely feature on the fantastic Business Boom Collective Website! 
Business Boom Collective is the place to find up and coming graduates and designers work. I am so pleased that I have had the opportunity to showcase my work alongside such a high standard of creatives from around the country. 
Along with showcasing talent the website advertises events, jobs and giveaways so it is definitely a place to keep checking out regularly. This weekend my feature was on the websites opening page! I was that excited I have taken a screen shot for you :) 

Business Boom Collective is a great site for networking and sharing talent. I would just like to say a big Thank you to their team!

To Read my Feature click on the link here:

And check out the Business Boom Collective's sites below..

Twitter: @Business_Boom

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Recent Drawings Update!

I love to draw, I think it is very relaxing. Especially with these cold winter nights, drawing snuggled in a blanket with a hot chocolate is a must! So this is what I have been drawing... 

The drawing above is a re-work from a linear drawing I have done on a past work sheet. I came across it going through my portfolio and wanted to add more detail with some shading. I intend to develop this drawing further by taking it into a repeat pattern. So just watch this space for further development.

This second drawing is to partner with another drawing of a Chihuahua I produced. This little one is called Phoebe and is the daughter of the little dog I drew before called Coco. They are for a close friend, and I love these dogs to bits! They are super cute! I hope she likes it. 

Finally, this little mouse. I have chosen to use him for a current project which I have been asked to be involved with. (More news later) The original drawing above, is in colour so yesterday I re-drew Mr Mouse so I just had him in black and white. I also altered his feet as I felt there where rather large in the original.
I hope to update you with where Mr Mouse goes on his adventure very soon. 

All Drawings Copyright to Lauren Cherice Designs. 

Monday, 19 November 2012

News: In the Press! Yay!

I have had some features.....

I have been very lucky the last two weeks as I have been featured in a few places with my work. If you saw my previous post about having an interview with the CCAD PR you will know this was what I was waiting for! 

Firstly I have been featured on the FE Week website above and then also featured on the CCAD Website. But what was an amazing surprise was to be featured in my own local newspaper called the Bridlington Free Press. I didn't know I was going to be in till someone told me I was on page 4! It was lovely and has made me feel very proud! 

I would like to thank CCAD for interviewing me about my work! 

The Bridlington Free Press is still available till Thursday so if you fancy a read you can get a copy now! 

P.s I would just like to add the shop in Bridlington where you can find my bags is called 'Behind The Times' here is their Facebook Page! 

Sunday, 18 November 2012

'Dirty Pretty Things' Exhibition At The Spa, Bridlington

'Dirty Pretty Things' is a fantastic art exhibition by two university friends! (Who are also both from Yorkshire) The work of Leanne Broadbent and Rhea Sherriff-Hammond is fresh and very enchanting. I found myself and my imagination getting lost within the work and my childlike character coming out! 

Both Mix media artists, I love the similarities and contrasts in their styles of work. It is easy to see why these two artists choose to exhibit together as their work definitely engages and captures your imagination!

As a textiles and surface designer myself I love how both artists combine fabrics within their work. The use of layering of other media's such as oils,pen and ink gives it an added texture which appeals to me. I found myself studying the detail of the textures very closely. Amazing!

The Exhibition is on till the 23rd November, and what's even better its FREE! So an even better reason to go enjoy some art! Go have a look! It's stunning!

For more information about what's on at The Spa, Bridlington and the artists featured click on the links below! 

Monday, 12 November 2012

Christmas Designers Marketplace!

The count down has begun on the high street for Christmas but if you like buying gifts that have something crafty and quirky about them. This is where you are sure to find something... The annual Christmas Designers Marketplace.

I am very excited to announce this year I will be having my debut as Lauren Cherice Designs! I haven't done any craft events as a solo designer so I am very nervous but excited! I will be taking my hand printed tote bags, cushions, a selection of cards, prints and some other bits and bobs! All based on my original drawings from over the past few years.

Including myself, there will be a total of 60 stalls from talented designers/ artists from around the region! So when is it.... Get the 15th December in your Diary, at Middlesbrough Town Hall!

It would be great if some of my North East friends could make it!

Living two hours away from Middlesbrough I hope the weather behaves itself! Or I will be asking for Santa to visit me to get me there!

For further information about Designers Marketplace, visit the links below:





Saturday, 10 November 2012

A Feature Friday on Rosie Simons Blog!

I was so pleased when I saw Rosie Simon's request for a 'feature friday post' on her blog! I have come across Rosie on Twitter and love her amazing graphic designs and use of colour! So jumped at the chance to have my work on such a colourful and design filled blog!

It is always a great feeling seeing your work somewhere else other than your own blog/website so I was really excited to see her post. Incase you missed it, here is the link for it! Go have a nosey and check out Rosie's Blog Too! 

To check out Rosie and her work click on the links below:

And Thank you for featuring me!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

November! November! November!

Wow! I know I seem to say this at the beginning of every month I think, but seriously, where has the past year gone. First week of November and then Bonfire night on Monday! I've been thinking about how I have spent the last year. It doesn't feel like I've done much but when I create a little list in my mind I actually have.

I'm feeling quite positive in what I want to achieve! I am very grateful for all the opportunities that have come across this year so far and hope for many more to come my way!

I hope everyone is having exciting news! The creative world Is definitely a hard one! But hard work I think will always result in an achievement!