For those of you in the Grimsby and Cleethorpes area today is a fine day to read the newspaper. The Clumsy Pickle has made it into the business pages of the Grimsby Evening Telegraph. Feels strange yet brilliant to see glowing reports about the business in the press. I will also be in the latest copy of Lincolnshire Today which comes out next week. So make sure you go and buy a copy.
So a big thank you to The Evening Telegraph and here's to the future of the Pickle.
Over the last few weeks you may have seen my ramblings about 'Literary Invasion Art'. Well having experimented with a few and to some success, I have been working on more varied pieces to fill out the collection.
Here are a few examples of what I mean. These are all hand drawn illustrations in Ink on Vintage book pages. I am slowly building up a collection of vintage donor books so that I can offer a custom service too. This means if you wanted a specific book or maybe a certain illustration I can source it and draw appropriately.
As well as the single pieces I have also been creating triple framed pieces that would be ideal for wedding gifts or anything else for that matter.
Hello everyone. Hope you're all enjoying the bank holiday weekend and the wonderful British sunshine. We have some big news here at Pickle HQ. The 'Landmark' prints are to be stocked in Pennells garden centre in Cleethorpes. So if you prefer to buy your artwork in a real bricks and mortar shop then now you can. (plus the cakes there are fantastic).
The last few weeks have been really busy over in Pickle HQ. Along with the release of the 'Landmark' collection I have been working on some different items, which have been affectionately dubbed 'Literary Invasion Art'. I'll explain more about them shortly. I've also been interviewed by Lincolnshire Today as well everything else Pickle related. Below are some of the pictures taken by them for the June issue which comes out at the end of May.
As mentioned earlier the latest collection I'm working on is the 'Literary Invasion Art' which can be seen in the picture on the right hand side. It involves sourcing vintage book pages and Hand illustrating in pen and ink directly on to them. I am currently in the process of drawing some to add to the shop page. However I am also offering a commission service whereby you can order a specific illustration and/or specific book too. For example A mad hatter drawn on a page from Alice in Wonderland. If you are interested and would like some more information please feel free to drop me an email and I'll help out however I can.
Mike (The Clumsy Pickle)
Clumsy Pickle is Michael Barnes aka Elblondino. A Freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Grimsby.