Monday, 17 November 2014

Ikon Gallery

So proud to have some of my work selling at the Ikon Gallery, an internationally acclaimed contemporary art gallery situated in Birmingham. Check out my brooches in their brilliant bookshop whilst stocks last!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Round up of July

A small selection of last month's work. Stickers, notebook and greeting card are among some of the the other products I have been working on. As well as the website and etsy before which are now live!

At the moment the greeting card are available to purchase and in the next coming month I will be adding more to the shop.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

June Planner

Just about managed to fit in this month's downloadable planner - June planner. Let me know if you have been finding these planners useful, I find I use mine mainly towards the end of the month when I reflect on all that has happened and note it down - a rather unusual way but it helps with mapping out what to do next or avoid the following month.

In other news, I am working on a website, definitely much easier to get my mind round setting one up than I first thought, now onto making it look pretty and adding content! 

Hope you're enjoying this blissful one day of sun, until next time,


Friday, 23 May 2014

Nicely Done

Things are coming together nicely, if you aren't already you can follow me on Instagram where I post more in progress photos and updates. Last week I received a lot of positive feedback on the new logo and idea so I decided to go with it, thank you to all who suggested ideas to think about and since there is a nice new logo to work with I've started work on contact cards designs. Definitely looking to get back to basics and get involved in some local fairs and markets with a couple of new friends next month. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Logo Design idea no.1

Lately my printer has been jamming a lot lately, which isn't great as I began to rely on it now! Although it is very old. An office printer that is probably meant for the usual type of printing that doesn't use various different types o paper. Today I did manage to try out a new logo idea to be turned into a stamp. I tested it out by printing on parcel paper to see how well it sits as a design next to the products I have already made.
Definitely a good time to refresh the logo design. For other logo designs I have sketched out you can see them on my instagram.

Monday, 28 April 2014

May Planner

Current background on Twitter.

This is a pattern that originated as a sketch in a makeshift sketchbook that (one cold month ago in a market in Canterbury) I developed more and created some hand painted greeting cards to keep my hands warm, and keep myself busy. These greeting cards will be appearing on the Etsy shop in a greeting card form.

Overall April has been a busy month, with lots of new starts, and risks taken. I'm really glad to have collaborated on various projects with Clare Pyrke, Emily Hline, and most recently Louise Johnson who is a talented photographer and will be working on some stock photography for Handmade Drawn. If you haven't already check out this talented photographer's work!

As promised here is the May planner, so lets start planning, and figure out what May may have in store for us all. Click this link to download!

Friday, 18 April 2014


Earlier in the week I tweeted that Handmade Drawn is going to be paused for a short while, this is due to a change in how it's going to be run, which will be solely as an own venture by Grace Nikobari.

But don't worry, the news of this change isn't entirely a shadow on the progress made, as it has brought about new ideas such as featuring other artists, illustrators, and makers on the blog and possibly to sell in the etsy shop.

Looking back this isn't a completely new idea as when Handmade Drawn started in 2011 it was a way of showcasing the work of myself and fellow artists that were interested in selling their work. Allowing collaboration, and exposure of the talented practitioners and their work.

While planning for the new direction of Handmade Drawn gets underway please do follow on twitter and instagram as well, as I will keep those spaces updated regularly.

All this in mind, if you yourself are a creative or know of such a talented being that wants to be featured on the blog, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me!

Twitter: @handmadedrawn
Instagram: @handmadedrawn