Welcome to the my blog. My name is Lucy Farfort i'm a freelance illustrator & designer maker. This is where you can find out what i've been up to of late, read my attempts at a decent post & the rantings of a visual addict. Hope you like it. You can contact me to say 'hi' by email on lucy@lucyshappyplace.com
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Friday, 29 June 2012

Folksy Friday - Shape Up

This week has been one full of good intentions.
I’m trying to be good and keep up with regular Folksy Friday posts and blogging generally. I’m also trying to eat more fresh fruit and veg and do more exercise. Oh AND…..i’ve had a word with myself and I plan on being more organised from now on -  ha not likely!!
All these good intentions make it the perfect time for this ‘shape up’ post





So that's all for the Folksy selection today.

Just before I sign off I would like to give a quick mention to some new Tea and Cake themed graphics listed on the Graphics Takeaway shop this week. Please take a peek if you get a mo:

Hope you all have a good weekend and if any of you party animals out there are hitting the dance floors don’t forget to throw some shapes and chuck in a polygon for me!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

An Italian Wedding

Been back from our little trip to Italy for a friends wedding since the end of May and only just managed to upload my photos - slack or what?! Still i've done it now and i thought i would share some with you.
Our two friend's Dave and Erin got married on the 28th May in the Lake Orta, the smallest of the Itallian lakes, so Dave and i made the event into a little bit of a holiday with a couple of extra days around the wedding date. All the guests were asked to upload their photos of the big day online, so i've been looking through the 500 strong photo album and there really are some wonderfiul images. These 2 are my faves, i think they really capture the moment perfectly:

Oh and here ones of me & him (my Dave) in all our wedding finery. This is one of the few photos i've seen of us where we both look passable. Normally i unintentionally pull off some stupid face just before the camera shutter clicks and ruin the shot, so this ones a keeper:

You'll notice how Dave is tie-less, thats cause he forgot. I could pretend that it was on purpose - the dressed up/ dressed down look, but no.

To sum up it was a really nice & welcome break and the weather was a damn site better than it is here at the moment. Plus the food was GOOOOOOD:

Friday, 22 June 2012

Folksy Friday - In Tents!!

Wow its been a long time since i’ve done a Folksy Friday post so now one is well overdue. Apologies for the lack of these and the artist interviews but my time is being absorbed by creating new images for Graphics Takeaway. Oh plus a little slacking in the form of a holiday to Italy for a friend's wedding, closely followed by the Glade festival for my bf's birthday. It is because of the festival antics and an ongoing hunt for a suitably unusual tent structure for our 2013 planned festival style wedding that i’ve chosen tents for this weeks theme.
So heres some lovely tenty related goodness for you to feast your eye holes on:

Well i hope to be back with another installment next week - time willing. BYEEEEEEE!!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Graphics Takeaway is go!!

First off apologies for the radio silence recently. Since coming back from holiday all my energy has been focussed on the 'project' which i've been referring to on and off for the last few months. I've kind of been hiding that its really more than just project, it actually a new business.

Nearing the end of last year i made the decision to start work on a new business plan for a digital download store from where i can sell my images as clipart and digtal collage sheets mainly aimed at crafters, scrapbookers and small businesses. The main reason being is that illustration work is thin on the ground and since the recession sales on my prints and handmade work has dropped, so the need to explore another avenue of potential revenue from my artwork became apparent.

Its something i've thought of doing for a while and as it seemed (and still seems) that i had little to lose i grabbed the bull by the horns and put my plan into action.
After months of working on graphics, the collection of which i will keep building on i'm pleased to say that my new graphics shop - 'Graphics Takeaway' is now open for business and you can see it here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraphicsTakeaway

For an example of some of the clipart available, this is my craft themed graphics set:

At the moment its Etsy based but i plan on selling from a few more places soon.
As well as the Etsy shop i also have a blog: http://graphicstakeaway.blogspot.co.uk/ Here you can see new images and check out my progress. I would love it if you would take a look and if you like it hit the follow button as its looking abit lonely over there at the moment.

Although this is taking up quite a lot of my time as its new & all and i've lots of graphics to produce for it, i still intend to produce work for my Happy Place shop where possible and i am still always on the look out for new illustration work and commissions + i will continue to blog on here as normal.

Okay last thing to mention, basically an advance excuse for my slacking, but it's the other half's birthday this Thursday and to celebrate we're going to the Glade festival so i won't be here to do a Folksy Friday post again this week (sorry), but when i get back on Monday i will try my best to get things on here back to normal running order.