HAPPY GROGMANAY EVERYONE! For those of you who are unaware of the Scottish term ‘hogmanay’, we’re wishing you all a very Happy New Year! As you can see from our latest short film, we’ve been ringing in 2014 in style by creating a new sailor themed window display for Sofi’s bar. What do you think?
Vivid Please Mini Film: Creating Our Grogmanay Window Display
It’s been so lovely to be asked to create another artwork for the bar – it seems our Christmas pug window went down super well even though it was our first ever attempt illustrating on glass. We’re absolutely thrilled to bits!
Now we’ve got the hang of this working backwards on a massive scale malarky, we were able to create a more complex artwork to cover the 3 windows as we knew just how much we had to prepare for. Even though there is a lot more work in this window, it probably took just about the same amount of time as the first. It’s totally amazing how much you learn after your first attempt – this time things went much more smoothly!
Sofi’s Bar hosted a fancy dress theme night on New Years Eve called ‘Hello Sailor’. When they told us the theme and asked if we could come up with something to fit in with the celebration our minds went into overdrive – who doesn’t want to be a pirate for the day?! With that in mind I put on my favourite Elvis Hawaiian shirt and sailor slacks to get in the spirit of things. I would have worn an eye patch too, but I didn’t want to mess up my drawing 😉
Shiver Me Timbers!
David’s steady hands worked wonders on our boat illustration (which you might recognise it from our notebook and ship in a bottle brooch!), whilst I outlined a lot of the fiddly text and crashing waves. I actually illustrated the bottle of grog for a personal project – it’s funny how all these things can come together like it was meant to be! It fits in so perfectly 🙂
We lucked in once again with the weather too – both times we’ve worked on these windows Scotland managed to bring us some sunshine meaning we managed to get the job done a little faster and bagged ourselves some beautiful photographs thanks to the wonderful light.
The waves pattern is a first for us and definately something I’d like to use in the future. There is something quite therapeutic about the receptiveness, which is not something I ever thought I would hear myself say!
Our exhibition is still hanging up inside, but we’ll be taking it down in the next two weeks. It’s been such an amazing run and we’ve been very fortunate in selling a lot of our prints from the show! It’ll be sad to take it all down, but I can’t wait to see what Sofi’s will be getting in next 🙂
We’re so pleased to be able to start this year with such a fun blog post! Fingers crossed it’s a sign for good things to come… A big thank you to everyone for all you incredible support; I know I say it often, but we really couldn’t do it without you!