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Marisa Straccia
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Linocuts. Linocats
This is our tabby cat, Clyde. We adopted him two years ago as his previous owners couldn't take him abroad with them when they had to move from England back to the United States. He used to be a house cat. Now we've given him his shots and he has learnt to ...
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Linocutes: The Girl Band
Annie's Accordion Betty On Banjo Bessie Plays Bass The Musician set Here is some of my work framed and ready for a show called 'Stages' that will be opening at the end of June at the new Quarry Theatre in Bedford. They are hand printed limited edition lino ...
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Mill Race Folk
I have just finished this poster for a new night that is happening over at Bromham Mill Cafe. It's an acoustic, unplugged evening of folk music with the fabulous Stick In the Wheel headlining. They have been nominated for two BBC Radio 2 folk awards and the...
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Doodle Press
I've been a full time greeting cards illustrator for a while now, working in-house for various studios over the years. I've been at Doodle Press since the studio opened and I've loved every minute of it. It's a brilliant company to illustrate for as I get t...
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Latest Lino Cut Experiments
Here are a couple of lino cuts I have been working on at home. A female bassist and a red squirrel. I have plans to cut 2 other female musicians to go with the bassist and sketches in place for multi coloured bird lino prints.
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When I Play Live It's As Rare As Rocking Horse S**t
On Saturday 18th of October Bedford is hosting it's own Oxjam festival. The takeover is a sweet idea: A bunch of bands play all over town at various venues for the whole day. Punters pay £8 for a wristband that gets them entry everywhere. It starts early an...
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Bee Design
Here's a funny thing! It appears one of my designs I did for Ashlea at Bunnycup Embroidery has been subject to copyright infringement. I am not aware of the company who have cheekily used the design, but I thought I would share the sketches of the bee illus...
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Sketches From The Frog Chorus at Bedpop
Yesterday I had a shift at the Bedpop pop-up shop on Bedford High Street. I was manning the till and keeping an eye on the vintage exhibition by The Circus of Illustration  (which is doing quite well! We are selling lots of lovely artwork!). Whilst I was th...
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The Circus of Illustration Goes All 1950s at Bedpop.
Tickets are now available for Dress-Up Drawing , the exciting new collaboration between The Circus of Illustration , Bedpop Art School , Sarah's Doo-Wop Dos , Rose-tinted Vintage and Narnia Fancy Dress. These local organisations have clubbed together to arr...
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Mr X Stitch Exhibition in Bedford
Last week I was involved in the Mr X Stitch exhibition in Bedford. He was curating a show at the Bedpop shop on Bedford High Street. "The colourful exhibition in the BedPop shop featured sewn works from Bedford, and around the globe, and has pieces which ra...
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