Wednesday

hellohead

hellohead / 22nd August / Cargo, London
www.hellohead.co.uk


For one night only, Cargo in London will be holding an illustration exhibition comprising of an eclectic mix of work from 60 illustrators and designers, on Wednesday 22nd August 2012 / 6pm 'til late.

Curated by illustrators Lucy Joy and Rosie Shorter the exhibition began as a portrait-swap. Each illustrator's name was picked from a hat and paired with another at random. Tasked with drawing the other in their own unique style the results are beautiful, weird and wonderful!  There is some fantastic work on show from the talents that are Jack Teagle, Holly Wales, Bob London, Gemma Correll, Pat Perry, Telegramme Studio, Pomme Chan, Kate Copeland, Pietari Posti, Miss Led, Tim McDonagh, Sandra Diekmann and many more.

The night is bursting at the seams with fun and creativity for all. There will be a silent art auction of all the prints (so bid your max and cross your fingers!) Live portrait drawing, a pop up shop, plus an interactive set and lots more. Be sure to bring your pennies as all money raised goes towards the National Autistic Society. This year the NAS celebrates its 50th Birthday with the theme of 'friendship'. Embracing this we did a call-out for artists young and old from the NAS to be involved in the portrait swap project. There was a great response and all will be on display at hellohead.
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hellohead workshops
Zeena Shah & Bread Collective will be hosting screen printing and art workshops for children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome on Thursday 23rd August / 11-2pm.
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hellohead teatowels ***now on sale***
If you can't make it to the event but would like to show your support why not get a Marcus Oakley designed hellohead teatowel. Available to buy here - http://hellohead.bigcartel.com/product/hellohead-tea-towel



Monday

Seaside Pop Up

Together with a group of friends and local creatives we have set up a pop up shop in Rottingdean, Brighton. For the next 4 weeks we will be showcasing local artists work including beautiful limited edition prints, handmade jewellery, cards, rustic furniture, bunting and more. 
Open Saturday 28th July to 19th August / Everyday 10-5
Find us at 26 High Street, Rottingdean, BN2 7HS 

http://seasidepopup.blogspot.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/SeasidePopUpShop




hellohead / Thursday 23rd August 2012 / 6pm 'til late


hellohead

For one night only, XOYO gallery will be holding an illustration exhibition comprising of an eclectic mix of work from 60 illustrators and designers, on Thursday 23rd August 2012 / 6pm 'til late.

Curated by illustrators Lucy Joy and Rosie Shorter the exhibition began as a portrait-swap. Each illustrator's name was picked from a hat and paired with another at random. Tasked with drawing the other in their own unique style the results are beautiful, weird and wonderful!  There is some fantastic work on show from the talents that are Jack Teagle, Holly Wales, Bob London, Gemma Correll, Pat Perry, Telegramme Studio, Pomme Chan, Kate Copeland, Pietari Posti, Miss Led, Tim McDonagh, Sandra Diekmann and many more.

The night is bursting at the seams with fun and creativity for all. There will be a silent art auction of all the prints (so bid your max and cross your fingers!) Live portrait drawing, a pop up shop, plus an interactive set and lots more. Be sure to bring your pennies as all money raised goes towards the National Autistic Society. This year the NAS celebrates its 50th Birthday with the theme of 'friendship'. Embracing this we did a call-out for artists young and old from the NAS to be involved in the portrait swap project. There was a great response and all will be on display at hellohead.

hellohead workshops

Zeena Shah & Bread Collective will be hosting screen printing and art workshops for children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome on Friday 24th August / 11-2pm.


www.hellohead.co.uk

Thursday

*NEW WEBSITE*
















Check out my brand new website, full of murals, peepboards and illustration, hope you like it :)
www.rosieshorter.co.uk/

hellohead exhibition / national autistic society






hellohead – Is a portrait-swap project curated by Illustrator Lucy Joy & Rosie Shorter to raise funds for the National Autistic Society. A portrait-swap between 60 illustrators, the results of which will be recorded on the website (www.hellohead.co.uk). The work will be displayed in central London, location to be confirmed.

There will be a silent auction to raise money for the National Autistic Society where Lucy is a volunteer. Other activities planned for the private view evening include a peep board with photography, live portrait drawing, and music - all of which we hope will raise money on the night.

The NAS will be distributing flyers and promo material through their network once the space has been agreed. We are also encouraging children that belong to the NAS to be involved with the portrait-swap project, giving them a fantastic opportunity to have their work exhibited in London. We hope as a result that we will inspire and build connections with other autistic children who are budding artists.

The Illustrators that are involved in the project are all very talented and we have had a fantastic response from them all, we can't wait to see the final portraits.


Illustrators involved:

Gemma Correll ---- Ruben Ireland
Elodie ---- Patt Perry
John Stortz ---- Telegramme
Simon Peplow ---- Jamie Mills
Holly Wales ---- Holly Maguire
Bob London ---- Elisabeth Moch
Kate Copeland ---- Debbie Powell
Jack Teagle ---- Emily Golden
Leslie Wood ---- Karolin Schnoor
Matthew Green ---- Harriet Seed
Edward Mcgowan ---- Lizzy Stewart
Sandra Diekmann ---- Pietari Posti
David Sparshott ---- Tom Hovey
Orlagh Murphy ---- Owen Phillips
Georgina Luck ---- Sarah Lippett
Matt Stokes ---- Simon Tozer
Miss Led ---- Lauren Crow
Lucy Joy ---- Anna Higgie
Luke James ---- Marc Aspinall
Sarah Watts ---- Lucie Sheridan
Anthony Zinnos ---- Mike Byers
Marcus Oakley ---- Ellie Forman-Peck
Tim McDonagh ---- Sam Dolan
Matthew Sharpe ---- Heather Gatley
Clare Owen ---- Clare Twomey
Donya Todd ---- Vanessa Dell
Rosie Shorter ---- Tim Easley
Uberkraaft --- Rachel Green
Alvaro Tapia --- Sam Glynn
Robert Hunter ---- Pomme Chan


Wednesday

Cheeky Monkeys / Party Box

Here's a little collaborative project I have been working on with Cheeky Monkeys in Rottingdean, East Sussex!

Let Cheeky Monkeys help you put on a memorable party with none of the stress.
Our party box is filled with classic games that children love, party bags for everyone, balloons and more. From Pass-the-Parcel to our very own Hook-a-Banana game there is plenty to keep children of all ages happy.
Simply collect this handy box full of fun from our Rottingdean shop and return it to us at your convenience when the day is done. It really is that easy.


Hire prices start at £80
Contact Cheeky Monkeys for more information on:
info@cheeky-monkeys.me.uk / 01273 302 644

26 High Street
Rottingdean
East Sussex
BN2 7HR

There's always something fun happening by the sea!

Monday

Back from Sailing the Atlantic





















I'm back!
After sailing across the Atlantic (23 Days at sea!) and exploring the Caribbean I am happy to say I am back in business and looking forward to new collaborations, murals and making beautiful things.


Drop me an email if you have a project in mind - rosieshorter@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday

Riki Tiks Mural


I was very excited to get involved with Riki Tiks re-launch on Friday 26th August. The night was a frenzy of live art, DJ's and Sailor Jerry. Myself & Helen Crawford-White joined forces to create beautiful swirling ribbons full of intricate detail and designs. Other artists included Pinky, Megamunden, Will Scobie and There Will Be Unicorns.
More pics from the night here!

Friday

Mods and Rockers / The Student Room Peep Board



I have just created a bespoke peep board for The Student Room. With offices now in London and Brighton a very apt theme of mods & rockers took hold set of course on Brighton beach.

This board will travel to events and shows and when not on tour will be in the London office bringing a bit of Brighton seaside to all. There are lots of references to the The Student Room website and the services and help they offer.

Above are a few shots of the board and how it is supported. To withstand British weather all the wood is treated and the image has several layers of matt varnish over to protect it and there is a narrow capping along the top to stop the worst of the rain. The hinged A frame means the board will stand independently and can be easily packed up for storage.

These peep boards are great and everyone of all ages can enjoy them. Brilliant for friends and family you will be sure to get some brilliant photos. If you would like to know more or have an idea in mind please get in touch - rosieshorter@hotmail.co.uk

Wimbledon Live Event



















I recently created an illustration for Wimbledon Live, a night of live music and tennis.

Tuesday

Magic Led Wands are now at Cheeky Monkeys





























Sorcerer
's Magic Wand
s

Very exciting! My magic LED light-up wands are now for sale at Cheeky Monkeys in Rottingdean (Brighton Village)! These are handmade and have a bright led light that switches on and off at the push off a button. They come in their own blue satin bag and are a great gift for any magic lover or book worm who is after a secret night light!

New wands above!

These are not a toy and are not suitable for young children due to small parts.

Friday

RSVPHRH Exhibition




















































A right royal affair last night saw the unveiling the the 'Alternate Royal Wedding Invite' by 30 top illustrators and designers. 'RSVPHRH' was a huge success and I can't wait to hear more on the silent auction!
I was there selling my rustic hessian Royal Wedding Bunting which hung from the rafters ... you can't celebrate the royal wedding without bunting!

For those of you that didn't get a chance to buy it on the night there are a few packs left which you can order through my shop :)
http://shortersshop.bigcartel.com/

Shorters Shop *** NOW OPEN***










'Shorters Shop' is now open!

Lots of lovely gifts are on sale from rustic royal wedding bunting to magic light up LED wands and 'stick your head thorough the hole' peep boards!

http://shortersshop.bigcartel.com/

Bespoke Royal Wedding Bunting
















With the big day approaching for Kate and William why not get in the spirit and throw a party ... or even a street party!

These single sided hanging flags are made of hessian (burlap) with blue stenciled designs showing the couples initials, heart and crown. With a rustic countryside charm this bunting looks great strung up indoors or around the garden.

Each flag approx: 18 x 24cm (10 flags)
Length approx: 3.5 meters (On white cotton bias binding)

This is now for sale in my shop, be sure to get your orders in soon ... not long till the big day -

http://shortersshop.bigcartel.com/product/royal-wedding-bunting-handmade

If you have your own special occasion coming up and would like a specific design please get in touch as I would be more than happy to create bespoke bunting for you - rosieshorter@hotmail.co.uk

TWITTER - http://twitter.com/RosieShorter

Magic Light Up Wands






















Theses magic light up wands are handmade and can be crafted to your specification, by adding twisting vines or a touch of gold. For anyone that loves Harry Potter or fantasy these are a great gift and add a real touch of magic.

Approximately 30cm in length these are a great gift or fancy dress prop. All wands are unique and individual and come in all shapes and sizes, colours and detailing.

With a click on, click off switch in the base they are easy to operate. This is attached to a cell battery which cannot be changed and this in turn lights a bright white led at the end. Each wand comes in its own string pull bag.

These wands are now for sale in my shop -

http://shortersshop.bigcartel.com/product/magic-light-up-wands

(These are not a toy and are not suitable for small children due to small parts)

Sunday

Coast - Peep Board

















































My latest commission for Coast magazine has just had it's first outing at Hastings pier to raise money and awareness of the famous pier that is in need of serious repair after the fire. The peep board went down a storm, at 6x4 ft this board is great fun for all ages and brought a bit of the British summertime to all.

Above are a few shots of the board, how it is supported and the extra blackboard that was part of the commission. This blackboard can be used over and over, advertising whichever event Coast are at.

The board has to withstand British weather and so all the wood is treated and the image has several layers of matt varnish over to protect it. There is a narrow capping along the top to stop the worst of the rain and small metal feet to raise it off the ground slightly. The hinged A frame means the board will stand independently and can be easily y packed up for storage.

These peep boards are great and everyone of all ages can enjoy them. Brilliant for friends and family you will be sure to get some hilarious photos. If you would like to know more or have an idea in mind please get in touch - rosieshorter@hotmail.co.uk

Friday

Lovely Bunting

















A new found love of bunting has got the sewing machine out and I'm away creating streams of little flags. If you would like to decorate your home or have a special celebration coming up perhaps a birthday or new the arrival of a baby, bunting is a great way to make it an extra special occasion.

All made with high quality cotton and a selection of colours & patterns there is something for everyone. If you have something special in mind I am happy to make to order - rosieshorter@hotmail.co.uk

Prices start at £15 for 3 meters / 20 flags (+P&P)

Tuesday

Magical Tree at Cheeky Monkeys

A magical tree for a magical place! 'Cheeky Monkeys' in Rottingdean is the BEST toy and book shop around. To mark the opening and a special visit from Snow White I created a twisting Autumnal tree to arc over the sweet filled counter.

Many thanks to Snow White who is busy at Worthing panto for popping by and making some little girls very happy!

Thursday

Barnes Mural









































This mural was fantastic to do. Two walls one 3 meters and the other 6 meters high rise from the basement up to the ground floor this cherry blossom tree was a real challenge. Having a specific brief from the client I experimented with a range of paints and techniques to come up with this shimmering light reflective effect. This handmade mix works brilliantly with the light only showing glimpses of this subtle delicate design at any time.

Kingsgate Bay














A painting of Kingsgate Bay to be exhibited at the Bayside Brasserie in Broadstairs.

Thursday

Aonach Eagach‏













A3 - Brush and Ink, this painting was a special commission of Aonach Eagach, one the many Monroe's in Scotland.

Monday

Christmas Cards











































Recently designed Robin Christmas cards. Being sold at Christmas fairs across the country. If you are interested in purchasing some do let me know.
My personal favourite is the 'Squawkers', two howling Robins and one very embarrassed youngster - remind you of anyone!

Blossom Tree Mural













A real pleasure to do, this was a private commission for a bedroom.
Taking a two days the intricate detail had me seeing flowers and birds for days.

The blossom tree works it way across the chimney breast scattered in small flowers, berries and birds while heavy camellias weigh the upper branches down.

Always happy to do private commissions I would love to hear from anyone that would like a bespoke painting within their home or business.