I’ve moved

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration, My drawings, World wide web by nicolarowlands on October 8, 2010

I have a new website and blog, over at www.nicolarowlands.co.uk.  You can also find me on facebook, twitter, flickr, society6, envelop and supermarket.  Thanks for visiting 🙂

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A selection of slightly frightening drawings

I’m so so excited to let you know I’ve got my second exhibition! From the 29th of August until 28th November at the Art of Tea in Didsbury.  You are invited to the celebration launch night on the 29th August.  If you’ve not yet visited the Art of Tea you’re in for a real treat… stop by from 7:30pm for a few beers, some delicious pizza and sweet music by Laurence Boot.  I’ll be there and so will my selection of brand-new-never-before-seen- merchandise.  Oh, and some drawings by me on the walls 🙂

Go to the Art of Tea blog for more info.  Really really hope to see you there ♥  Lots of love x x

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Fashion and music, you know?

Posted in Fashion, Illustration, My drawings, My work for my clients, World wide web by nicolarowlands on August 5, 2010

A friend I went to High School with in Chicago now runs a fashion and music blog called Stic Of The Week.  She writes about who’s who and what’s what in the world of festivals and being cool and wearing wayfarers and stuff.  I did her a little blog header redesign, trying to keep it festival-y and music-y.

She is using the little birdy as their twitter avatar and I’ve also just done her some business cards for her to hand out at Lollapalooza. I’ll post photos of the cards soon.

Postcard set for sale

Posted in gifts, Graphic Design, Illustration, My drawings, Things to buy by nicolarowlands on August 1, 2010

I have a new product for sale in my shop.  It is a pack of three postcards.  Three different designs packaged up in a cello bag.  Perfect for posting or framing as a set.  You can also purchase single cards in my etsy shop, if it’s just the one card you’re after… but make sure you let me know which design you would like to receive when placing your order.  Happy sailing 🙂

Leopards

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration, My drawings by nicolarowlands on July 9, 2010

I’ve got another tile on repeat-x repeat-y for use, go on over and get it.  Go on, get out of here!

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California sleeping

Posted in Illustration, My drawings by nicolarowlands on July 5, 2010

So I’m back at my desk after a two week break.  We cruised down the west coast of California in a mustang convertible stopping along the way to eat ribs, conquer waterfalls, sip shakes, and pat dogs.   It was a fantastic break, good to refresh our eyes and minds.  I’m now working on some new stuff for an exhibition which will launch at the end of August.  Also got a few more graphic design workshops coming up, which are always awesomely enjoyable.  Here are a few new illustrations which I have done of motels in Santa Cruz… we stayed at the Islander which I must say at $55 a night was value for money with a capital V.

Moo Newsletter

Posted in My drawings by nicolarowlands on May 26, 2010

I heard from a friend I went to university with (who might I add does some cool animatey kind of stuff) that my business cards are featured on the MOO newsletter!  Yay.

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Last chance to win this print!

Posted in gifts, Graphic Design, Illustration, My drawings by nicolarowlands on May 20, 2010

I completed the run on Sunday.  It was a fantastic success and I managed to run the whole way… so in order to move onto my next project and clear my desk I want to have a last offer of the giveaway and make sure everyone who wanted to sponsor me has done so as well as giving everyone an equal chance at winning the print.  SO basically any sponsorship gets you a little entry slip into the prize draw.  I’ll be choosing a name at 1pm this afternoon… not long to go!! Spread the word people!!!

Either go here or here (the justgiving page is not working in Opera today, you might want to use a different browser if you use Opera.)

I’ll fill you in on the run when I announce the lucky winner of the print.

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Spectacular Commission

Posted in Illustration, My drawings by nicolarowlands on May 5, 2010

Here’s some photos of my most recent commissioned piece.  Inspired by my highly popular Sunnies illustration my most wonderful other half’s Ma asked me to create some speccy artwork to be given as a gift at her dear friend’s 60th Birthday celebration.  The receiver is a wearer- and collector- of reading glasses of the funky variety so it was really the most perfect opportunity to draw some more totally awesome frames.  I hear the gift went down an absolute treat – as did the wine, champagne, and birthday celebrations… what I like to hear!

Get Involved and get some cool stuff

Posted in Graphic Design, Illustration, My drawings by nicolarowlands on April 28, 2010

This is the print you could win!

This is the beautiful wallpaper you will get 🙂 x x

I am running the Great Manchester Run on May 16.  This means a little bit of training for me (my knee is being uncooperative but other than that I am totally loving my morning runs outside in the sunshine and I’m doing really well) and quite a lot of fundraising.  I’ve decided to run the 10k in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind, and have put together a little incentive deal to get the pennies flowing.

Every sponsor gets a cool desktop wallpaper tile designed especially for the event.  Sponsor as little or as much as you want and drop me a note.  I will email you the tile for you to use on your computer to remind you of your kind donation.

Each sponsor also gets you entered into a draw to win this illustration as an a3 print! I have created this illustration which says “It’s so great to SEE you” in aid of the charity and I will be having the design printed on a super quality art paper as a giclee print.  I will sign the print and post it to you so it will be completely and utterly one of a kind.  All you have to do is guess my finishing time, just send in an email after you have sponsored me.  The person with the closest guess will win the print!

Please, please spread the word! I really want to raise as much money as I can for the charity… I will of course let you know how I do on the day of the run.

I’ve got two fundraising pages, here and here

If you want to email me for any other ways of sending money that’s fine.  Thanks a lot!!