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How exciting to see our first book finally in print …

Book launch on Oct 28th at Burway Books – Church Stretton.

Nov 11th at Waterstones – Shrewsbury … limited amount of signed copies will be available.

For full info see http://www.zigzagstories.co.uk click here

 

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First of all apologies for the silent treatment. Don’t you hate those blogs that show no sign of life. During my absence, besides undertaking various commissions,  I’ve been beavering away on a couple of projects which will shortly come to fruition. In September I will launch a range of stationery & gift cards under the ‘Cherie did this’ heading. At Design Junction I will be working on a collaboration with Enigma lighting doing the artwork for their stand and exhibiting as ‘Cherie did this’.

 

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Secondly this summer will see the children’s book ‘Zig Zag and the Giant Adventure’ get published … It’s top secret until the pages hit the press and then I look forward to sharing it ! It’s been great fun illustrating the first in a series of books by author Barbara Townley. Although I’ve never seen myself as a children’s illustrator once you tap into your inner child it’s not so hard… perhaps because I never actually grew up.

 

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What a treat to be openly invited to sketch at a music event. Inevitably the crowd are as entertaining to sketch as the musicians.

Saturday Jazz at the Wightman

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Doggy Dude PrintFind us at http://www.cheriedidthis.com to see the cards, prints and lots of other brilliant stuff…

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Having moved house earlier this year I have a few pieces for sale from my own collection.

There are only one of each of these available.  First come basis. Prices range from £55 – £150 plus postage. Message me direct at cheriejerrard@gmail.com for more information.

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Above : The Coffee House (feat real coffee) Shrewsbury SOLD

Below: Satan’s Coffee Corner – Barcelona SOLD

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Above: Fernandez & Wells, Somerset House. London. SOLD

Below: Girl in a Cafe, Fernandez & Wells. London.SOLD

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Following on from a feature in darc magazine in conjunction with Enigma lighting I attended designjunction – an exhibition in Kings Cross. I specifically targeted lightingjunction at Cubitts House.

 

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Having spent the day sketching children playing in the water park at Kings cross 2 weeks earlier I was starting to feel at ease with the constant stream of people and the fast pace although it’s certainly not without it’s challenges.

 

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My sketching buddy Anna Niman came along to join me and we had a great day meeting people plus a lovely cuppa courtesy of the press team.

 

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Anna and I discussed our views on sketching in the moment…her self confidence is clearly higher than mine. I’m constantly in search of a better sketch where as she is a little more self assured.

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After about 2 hours of flat out sketching … or was it 3?  I was all spent. Would have been nice to investigate other areas of designjunction but I felt I captured as much as I could without a break. Thanks to all those who let me sketch them !

 

 

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milly.jpgPearl Rainbow with logoAfter a flurry of inquiries I’ve decided for the first time since I graduated with a Masters in Illustration that I would once again undertake portrait work. Balancing all the different strands of my work can sometimes cause confusion so I’ve limited the portraits I undertake to one a month.

For a while I’ve been undecided whether to indulge myself in this form of art but I’ve come to the conclusion that what can be more meaningful than doing a piece to be treasured in a home. Editorial work can be rewarding to me personally but it will only be valued for a short time where as capturing something personal can be valued for a lifetime.

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