a long time ago, when i only had one child, (and he was small), and i worked from a tiny nook in my richmond home, i remember my friend beth saying to me ”these girls i know are starting this magazine. it’s called frankie. i think it’s going to be really good“. and boy, was she right.
since the first issue, frankie magazine has gone from strength to strength, and has become somewhat of a revelation in women’s magazine publishing. and here they are now – all grown up and successful, with their 50th issue hitting the shelves. frankie have also been a great supporter of my work, and have played an important role in helping me (and many others) along my way. so this milestone makes me well-up with more than a little pride. i was exceptionally pleased when they asked me to do an illustration of my desk for the aforementioned 50th issue:
this illustration is right up my alley at the moment – getting into the detail of the bits and pieces – i could have happily worked on it for a week (and just quietly, i might be putting together some similar images for another exciting project quite soon…). frankie have also given my book ‘find and keep’ (12 days til take off!) a very nice plug, and features my “peg board cross-stitch” project (pictured above!) in the issue as well. frankie issue 50 is at all good newsagents and bookstores now (look out for the extra special embroidered/embossed cover).
on to other happenings: this weekend it is ari’s kinder fete. i will be having a stall of my stuff (i.e products) and selling many of them REALLY CHEAP as quite frankly, i’m sick of the sight of them. in the next few weeks we will be taking down my current webstore, and replacing it with a new one, so this could be the last chance to buy some of these products. plus, raph is holding a taco stand, and there will be all the other fun things that a kinder fete has to offer. details below – come visit!