Just back from a MAGNIFICENT trip with lovely Jane O'Sullivan to St Ives, really inspiring and full of more sourdough bread than any one human really should have consumed. (Pssst - don't drive - we went by train and the views were spectacular!)
The best thing I saw whilst there was France-Lise Mcgum's BEAUTIFUL wall drawings at Tate St Ives, but there were so many other gems in galleries all over the place and the colours, light and textures of the town were wonderful.
Today I'm excited to share the four cards I was commissioned to create for Coworth Park (a beautiful hotel near Ascot and part of the Dorchester Group). They wanted four elegant cards that the manager could use to write personal messages to guests;
1. for general visits
It was a lovely brief with free reign, and a project I REALLY enjoyed x
The design for the general card incorporates the beautiful mansion house building surrounded by its huge wildflower meadow (go and see it in June - it is SPECTACULAR). It's printed in black ink on thick, off white card with copper foiling to reflect the orange brand colours of the venue...
The birthday card has the Mansion House building with a series of foiled candles rising from the roof...
The wedding card depicts a tiered cake with the rings at the base, and a nod to the venues strong equestrian them (and the traditional wedding symbol) a horseshoe...
The anniversary card depicts the 'LOVE' custom built lighting feature in the bar area, along side the copper oak wreath in the ceiling of the restaurant...
It was such a treat to get to spend so much time in the hotel, and I loved working on these designs!
This weekend I'm spending time with my AWESOME nieces and nephews, so by Monday I hope to have learned some cool youth slang and have lost about 3 stone (roughly the quantity of sourdough inhaled in Cornwall) running around playing various ridiculous games! x