To help you know where the best Dundee Christmas Markets are, here is my wee guide. Perfect for finding out what’s on in Dundee for picking up something unique for loved ones or treating yourself. Read more about some of the people I’m looking out for at each of these events. First up is….
If you want to feel inspired come along to Wasps Open Studios in Dundee on the 26th & 27th October, home of the artists and designer of Dundee. It’s a sneak peek into the studios were you will see a real variety of creative practices.
I will have my full range of illustrated products called Dundee Delights plus one-off prints, new Christmas card designs and of course a bargain box. If you’ve never been to my studio before you’ll see my love of pattern and it’s a bit chaotic! My Dundee Delights collection is highlighting the great things here in Dundee, everything from the V&A Dundee to Dundee Cakes.
Come along and see designers, makers and artists in their own creative spaces, where you will have a chance to enjoy a chat and even the chance to purchase some items right from where its made!
You’ll find a wide variety of work including textiles, fashion, illustration, printmaking, jewellery, drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics.
Also, a great way to find out more about our exciting range of events, workshops, and learning opportunities! more info on the Facebook event page
Hello! I’d like to introduce you to Provincial Penguin!
I’m delighted to have painted a penguin on the Maggie’s Penguin Parade. Number 64 on the trail map, next to the 5 penguin sculptures. It’s great to be part of the trail of 80 penguins to find in Dundee and surrounding areas and the money raised is for Maggie’s Dundee. You can find out more about it here.
Provincial Penguin is inspired by the delicious visitors’ offering for tourists visiting the area. Filling its tummy up with local produce such as Dundee marmalade, Dundee cake, strawberries, shortbread, salmon and fresh fish. You may even find something from a hotter climate on it’s tummy inspired by my sponsor. Big thanks to Nandos Dundee for picking my penguin design.
Here’s a few photos of the process of me painting my penguin in The Wellgate, I enjoyed painting along with other artists and designers. Continue reading
If you would like to browse my shop I can offer you FREE SHIPPING until the end of May to the UK on orders over £10 with the code LOVEDUNDEE. You will see the full range of Dundee Delights greetings cards collection, Dundee Cake + Dundee Marmalade tea towels and the Dundee cake enamel pin on my Etsy online shop
There is FREE SHIPPING until the 31st May 2018 with the code LOVEDUNDEE (on orders over £10 to the UK)
On Tuesday 3rd April, I will be leaving visual clues on my social media, for people to find my Dundee Delights greetings cards around the city, if you would like to take part keep an eye on my Instagram, Twitter or my business Facebook page. I would love to see where my cards end up and who finds them, so please let me know via social media or drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Kirby Dundee Delights greetings cards celebrate some of the delicious delicacies and iconic places in and around Dundee. Her designs have a fresh approach to the city whilst retaining the hand drawn qualities. The new collection will include Dundee Marmalade, The Wellgate Clock, V&A Dundee from the Tay Bridge, Magdalen Green Bandstand and Sunny Dundee image. Previous designs include Broughty Ferry Beach + Castle, The Dundee Penguins, Dundee cakes, Frank Gehry’s Maggies Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts and The McManus. This collection is in the World Favourite Colour of Marrs Green and sunshine yellow to capture the positive direction the city is heading.
With Christmas approaching I’m taking part in a few events locally.
This year for Christmas presents I am going to buy local so if you fancy supporting local businesses, designers, makers and artists I would like to invite you to these 3 events. Each event has very different makers & local businesses so pop along and say hello!
FRIDAY 24TH NOVEMBER ( 4pm – 9pm ) + SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER (from 12noon – 6pm) – POP UP CHRISTMAS MARKET AT SLESSOR GARDENS – Come along and enjoy a lots of stalls from local businesses with products and tasty treats and I hear there is going to be some ice sculpture too. I will be launching my new Dundee Marmalade tea towel at this event. Come and say hello!
26TH NOVEMBER – WASPS CHRISTMAS SALE, 12NOON – 5.00PM Lots of stalls from designer, makers and artists at WASPS studios plus invited guests, you can click here for more info Facebook Events Page
2ND DECEMBER – MAKERS FOR MAGGIE’S CHRISTMAS FAIR – Looking forward to being in the Frank Gehry Maggies Dundee space for the Makers for Maggies on the 2nd December from 11am – 5pm. There will be a Christmas market with regional makers selling design, arts and crafts, Christmas food and drink, music, a raffle and the distinct atmosphere that has made previous events so special Facebook link here
At each event I will have my Dundee Delight greetings cards, Christmas cards, Dundee Cake & Dundee Marmalade tea towels and Dundee Cake enamel pins.
I hope to see you there! If you can’t make these events you can also buy my work online in my shop.
WASPS Open Studios 2017
When: 28th & 29th October, 12noon—5pm on both days
Where: 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY
I will have my new Dundee Delights cards, enamel pins and tea towels available (and hopefully some screen prints)
Hello, I’d to let you know about Just a Card day, happening today Thursday 28th September 2017.
The Just A Card campaign is to encourage everyone to support small businesses, designers, makers, independent shops + galleries to buy something small from them – just a card, or anything little – because every sale, however small, makes a BIG difference to a small business.
Sarah Hamilton started the campaign, after seeing this quote from the owners of a recently closed gallery: “If everyone who had complimented our beautiful gallery had bought ‘just a card’, we’d still be open”. You can read more about the campaign here.
I am launching my new collection of greeting cards called Dundee Delights in October so keep your eyes peeled! You may have seen some of my other design in shops that include: Dundee Cakes, Patterned Aga, Explosion, Pheasants, Blooming Beautiful, Recipes. And it’s nearly that season where I can mention the range of Christmas cards: Dundee Cake with Holly, Christmas Puddings, Robins, Winter in Dundee, Winter in Broughty Ferry, Pheasants in Winter and this year look out for the Penguins in Wooly Hats. You can see my portfolio here
I think it’s important to say ‘hello’ and keep in touch rather than just texting or emailing. I believe that a card really makes someone’s day and beats the bills and junk mail coming through the letterbox. I did the illustration above to depict this!
If you’re on social media, please Retweet and share the posts to spread the message. #justacard
Thanks for reading!
WASPS STUDIOS XMAS ART FAIR – Saturday 28th November 2015, 12noon to 5pm.
I’d like to invite you to this event Wasps Studios Xmas Art Fair at Meadow Mill in Dundee where you will be able to buy my work. My stall will have a selection of Festive Cards, everyday greetings cards, bargain box of scarves and hand embroidered tote bags.