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Jackie Kirk
Surrey, UK
This is a blog of my art and general creativity. Come visit me here: http://profile.typepad.com/jackiekirk
Interests: Art, illustration, photography, being creative!
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Although it's been so long since my last post I've not given up, I've just been trying a new blog for size and have decided to stick with it so you can now find me here at Blogger and catch up on what I've been up to since the start... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Picture Frame
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I've been lucky enough to have 3 commissions over the last couple of months, and from previous customers. It's great to know that people have liked your work enough to want more, so I've done two portraits for a friends family members and a mermaid gift for a little birthday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2013 at Picture Frame
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I haven't done a picture for Illustration Friday and this one seemed quite an interesting on to do. So here is my farm yard of onomatopoeias. Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2013 at Picture Frame
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It took me a while to get into but I've finally completed my first piece of coursework for the children's book illustration course I signed up for. The task was to produce an image for the rhyme row your boat so I decided to create something bright and colourful and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at Picture Frame
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I've been completing two more Art House projects recently, starting with the print exchange. I had to create 12 prints with the theme 'the drive home' from which 10 will be swapped and sent to other participants so everyone ends up with the work of 10 other artists to enjoy.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Picture Frame
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I thought it was about time I ticked of another task from my 50 things to do list. When I first saw No. 1 I didn't have a clue how I could fulfill it, then I remembered that The City of London is a city of it's own within London... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Picture Frame
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I've entered my first children's book illustration competiton which is open for public voting before the top 3 go through to the judges vote. If you want to take a look at the entries and maybe vote for me then check out Illustrate It, there's only 9 days left and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2013 at Picture Frame
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My take on this week's Illustration Friday topic. Nothing like a friendly cup of tea or two, cheers! Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Picture Frame
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May 5, 2013
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The Print Exchange is another project by the Art House Co-op that asks entrants to produce 12 editions of a print which are sent back and then 10 are swapped so at the end everyone gets the work of 10 different artists back. This years theme is 'The Drive Home...'... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2013 at Picture Frame
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Every artist needs a proper work space and I've been lucky enough to be given the garden shed to use so now I don't need to worry about spreading my paper and paints over the dining room table and getting in the way! So it started out as a brown... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Picture Frame
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I'm a big fan of the projects run by the Art House Co-op, the variety gives me lots of inspiration to keep me busy when I don't always know what to do! I'd already signed up for two this year, one of which was the 50 Things To Do list... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Picture Frame
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I finally received my copies of the books that accompany the limited edition sketchbooks and really enjoyed seeing everyone's work. They have filled 5 books, each with two of the themes and feature 1 page or spread from every contributors book. Seeing how everyone interpreted the themes differently was really... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at Picture Frame
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So far this year I've only completed one project, my 2013 sketchbook but I've since been really busy making wedding invitations for friends. I've been at them for a couple of weeks now and it's turned into a bit of a mission to get them done before the RSVP date... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Picture Frame
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These are the last pages of my entry to this years Sketchbook Project, sorry for the poor quality but after sticking in all the benches the pages didn't open flat! Now on to the next project, wedding invites for friends. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Picture Frame
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I've finished my entry to the Sketchbook Project for another year and it should be well on it's way over the Atlantic for join the collection in Brooklyn. I chose the theme strangers and decided to base my book in a park looking at all the different people who visit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Picture Frame
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I enjoyed a nice and well deserved break over the Christmas and New Year period but am looking forward to getting back to being creative. I've already completed and posted off my book for the 2013 Sketchbook Project (with images to follow) and have got my next task lined up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Picture Frame
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I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas with lovely presents and too much food. I'm enjoy a nice little break before picking my paintbrush back up in 2013. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at Picture Frame
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It's now December so Christmas is officially coming and that means new Christmas cards designs are required. These are the two I came up with keeping it simple but fun and now I've had them printed by Moo they will soon be available to purchase on my Dotty Hares etsy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2012 at Picture Frame
Posted Nov 15, 2012 at Picture Frame
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Winters doom and gloom is drawing in but there is still the odd sunny day to show off Autumns beautiful colours. Now if only the bad weather encouraged me to stay in and do more drawing... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at Picture Frame
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A friend got me a voucher for my birthday recently with the instruction of using it on creative/arty books and I was happy to oblige. After being spoilt for choice I finally decided and now look forward to working my way through each. I got a book to help with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2012 at Picture Frame