By the time you’ll read this blog post, I’ll already be 2/3rd’s of the way to completing my second sticker set but for this article I’ll just focus on this first sticker set. I decided to illustrate “The Great British Summer Sticker Set” for my first sticker set because I love summer time in the UK. It’s never too hot (unlike my home country) and it’s sometimes a bit fresh. I love how it can be roasting hot in the sun but you still have cool shade.
I remember one of my favourite memories since I moved to the UK is when my husband and I travelled to Whitby in Yorkshire. Whitby if you’ve never heard of it is a really pretty seaside town on the Yorkshire coast and folklore states that Whitby is the first place in the UK Dracula visited. I remember we were sat by the beach having a beer and eating fish and chips and there was a grumpy looking seagull stood inches away from me eyeballing my fish. My husband and I sat there giggling, chatting, drinking, eating and of course teasing the seagull, and that was one of my favourite UK memories.
So to celebrate my love of the British summer, I illustrated some of my favourite things that you can see, do and experience in the UK during the summer time. There is a camera, because people always travel and take lots of photos to capture their fun holiday memories. I illustrated a pair of wellington boots because you will need them when we have one of our favourite British summer showers. Whenever I think of the beach I always think about the rows of really beautiful and colourful beach houses on the seaside. A pint of icy cold beer is a definite UK summer time must and summer is tennis time in the UK (Wimbledon). I love light houses and light houses are another thing that remind me of the seaside. Ice cream with a chocolate flake is one of my favourite British summer snacks and of course we can’t forget the previously mentioned grumpy seagulls. What summer would be complete without those grumpy sods.
Below are the illustrations I created for The Great British Summer Sticker Set.
Another big thing about my illustration business is I started a shop on this website. You can purchase my prints, notebooks and stickers directly on my website and you won’t have to go through my Etsy shop anymore. So if you like my work and you don’t want to register with Etsy this is probably your best option.