Monday, 16 July 2018
Thursday, 12 July 2018
Someone asked me once which person dead or alive would you invite for dinner and what question would you ask them. I said I would invite Frida Kahlo and I would ask her "Where did she get the strength".
Frida Kahlo was only really known as Diago Rivera's wife (who was a famous painter) till the 1970's. She endured ill health as a child (she had polio) and was in a terrible tram accident when she was 18 which left her with injuries that caused her to suffer for the rest of her life. At that point she had to abandon going to medical school and started to paint.
Frida is known for her mono brow but she is so much more. She was a painter, an activist, a feminist and she made herself a work of art. She was THE art installation! Viva Frida!
Hold Hands and be Fierce like Frida is my teeny tiny way of celebrating a person I really admire. The frida print is to remind women that we strong so lets get together and hold hands with Frida and be fierce : ) Frida's garden is celebrating her garden at her blue house where she picked flowers for her hair.
You can get my Hold hands and be fierce like Frida and Frida's garden in my Red Bubble shop now here and here!
Get your tickets for Frida Kahlo: Making herself up at the V&A here
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
I'm often asked to design prints with dogs on. It’s tricky because there are so many breeds and owners are very passionate about THE breed of dog they have. This print is a print of mutts, Heinz 57 varieties or mongrels if you like. I’m not a dog owner but I have observed how some sleep a lot, some like to bring you their ball, some have skinny legs and some are stout and proud. They are all here, the lazy ones, the hairy scruffy ones, they are loved whatever make they are. Print in my Red Bubble shop now. There is 20% off today on all products so hurry. Link here!
Monday, 18 June 2018
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
A while ago, after I'd finished my client work for the day, I decided to have a little play in my sketchbook. I created a pattern using the negative space to create some flowers. That sketch stuck in my head (always a sign it has legs) so I scanned it in and coloured it up using bold bright colours. Then, a few days later, I was using up leftover paint by painting little characters with the dregs and once scanned I decided they would work with the foral. Somehow, they came together into a little set. All these designs are in my Red Bubble Shophttps://www.redbubble.com/people/ric-racuk?asc=u so take a look and see what products you can get the designs on : )
Thursday, 7 June 2018
I'm running a little giveaway on Instagram to celebrate my shop opening on Red Bubble. All you need to do is pop along to my page on Instagram and leave a comment telling me which purse you'd like to win. I will do the draw at the end of June and get that purse to the lucky winner - UK competition only : )
Wednesday, 6 June 2018
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I'm so happy to have been picked by @dashwoodstudio to create a design for this collaborative collection, Cool for Cats. The six of us had to use the same colour palette but apart from that it was up to us to create pussycats of our choice. To have my design snuggled next to designs by such wonderful designers is just THE best! Copyright of the designs from the top are @sallypayne design @ali brookes design @Stephanie Thanhauser @jojococo design and@bethan janine @jillyp_studio. All can be ordered from Dashwood Studios
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
It's been sunny (and now it's raining again) which puts me in mind of our childhood holidays at the UK seaside. They were a mix of noisy seagulls, an ice cream EVERYDAY, making sandcastles on the beach and dodging the rain. They were fab even though I had to tolerate two weeks of close proximity with my brother! It was rarely hot enough to go in the sea but we did because we were kids, we didn't care that our lips had gone blue. This little collection of repeats represents ye olde days and is available for license now.