Monday, 13 September 2010

Quickie on a sickie

I'm really poorly and full of cold since Sunday but well aware I haven't posted in a while due to work. Here are my two most recent finished pieces which will be available in print form really soon. But right now they are framed ready for my empty shop takeover from the 21st September for 2 weeks in Droitwich town centre. Pikkies when its up xx

also I should say Hello **waves** to my new followers. Spread the word. I am on twitter too misshiltonink and when I reach 200 twitter followers I will give you guys a 10% off code for my Etsy shop. 

I should also let you know that I am taking part in an awesome give away. 

go to Lipstattoo666  for more info on how to get ure hands on some wonderful stuff including a trick or treat mini original by me!!!

More soon! 

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Miss Hilton Ink. The next generation!

Im sooo excited. I rekon Im on the cusp of something very exciting. I've spent the past few weeks despairing about what I'm going to do with all my prints to make them much more presentable so that I can show customers the finished product to encourage them to picture within their minds eye, my work in their homes....

The answer in Upcycling. Following on from my boot sale bargains the other week I went charity shop shopping and to home ware stores buying up all the slightly damaged and broken frames that they are selling off cheap. It could mean getting glass cut, putting new hooks on or just replacing the wire on the back, even just filling in some chipping or paint damage but its fairly easy, cheap and it really finishes my work off well. Here are some recent examples. 

Skele-swallows print in upcycled frame. 

Check This Item out on my Etsy

"Worse things happen at sea II" 2010 in Upcycled frame.

Original piece in frame £120 

"Flick knives" 2010 (£60)
This frame was a well good find! Its a frame mounted into a white box frame that stands out from the wall by 2 inches. It makes my piece look really finished. 
The bonus of doing it this way is that most of my frames will be unique, making the pieces one off and also quirky, something a bit different to make my work stand out from the rest. 

I would <3 to know what you think xx

Monday, 9 August 2010

Productive day...


Well the honeymoon is nearly over, my stitches came out today which means no more "taking it easy" and specifically back to work Thursdays! I have been working my little non-existent socks off today and have completed a new "Worse Things Happen At Sea" Original to fill one of the frames I got yesterday and I should be able to put it up for display in my show in Worcester on Sunday. 

I also Finally finished my carousel horse. Inspired by the pic below I took in Bournemouth a month or so ago. 

"Lucky" 2010

Just keeping you up to date :D I would love to know what you think. Her brother "Cursed" 2010 is already in progress hope to sell them as a pair. 

*sneak peak* - on my stretching board 

Toodles xx

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Car boot bounty

I got up uber early this morning and braved the Kempsy car boot today and oh wasn't I rewarded by the junk gods. Check out these amazing pictures.

Really, I hear you cry. There nothing special. Well what about this: 

look at the gorgeous frames!!

I have started today a New hand painted "Worse things happen at sea" to fill it. Oh and I haven't even told you the best part THEY WERE £1.50, yes for both! A-mazin. 

I also got these two framed wonders to use for framage and I'm gonna use the butterfly too. I don't know what for yet. 

above left 20p and butterfly £1.

Two things to inform you of, you may or not be aware that I now have a twitter account! Although I am in the early stages of tweeting (i believe its called?!?) please follow me to see pics as i go along of my images and drawings etc when I have creative days off! Find me @misshiltonink.

Also I realised to my horror yesterday that the Worcesters Riverside Arts Market is in a week today!!! That's the 15th of this month people and if your local you should come down and show your support. The arts market is on 3 times this month 15th 22nd and 28th! 

anywho I'm off sick from work at the mo because Ive had an op on my back and have stitches which means i cant paint for too long without feeling un-comfortable so I haven't been at my best recently although the creativity is definitely still there. I'm excited about filling my new frames! 

Toodles xx

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Urban Art 2010 17-18th July

Had an excellent weekend guys.
Thanks to all who travelled to attend including a elite few of my friends came from far and wide which was much appreciated.
As usual I would like to do a summary of the show itself and some of my favourite pieces and artists:

Starting off with The Gurley. I really liked her work because it was a curious mix of collage and screen print. The colours popped and there was a real brit pop media vibe.  Here are some pics of the event.

My favourite images off her website are:

Images: Sketch book work and "john, snoopy, woodstock and a cat in a bin".

Next is a guy weirdly from Leicester where I went to uni, who me and my friend Steve both recognised him and the buildings in his paintings. His name is Tim Fowler and he does wonderfully colourful work on industrial images of buildings both from home and on his travels.

This was my favourite piece of his. Its Leicester prison, a building I recognised from living there for 3 years. I love the colours and the suggestion of solid spaces. 

Next there was a piece I really liked at the whole event and this piece was by Caroline Macey. 


This was absolutely my favourite piece although now I cant find her on the Internet :(. It was an etching i believe of a skeleton passionately intertwined with a young woman. I thought it was really dark but beautiful as an image. 

Throughout the day you get all sorts of freebies and chat to people and the coolest thing i got was a business card that was an ACTUAL playing card which I think is a really good idea which I may adapt in future and a whole newspaper. Full of articles about artists and their prints from a company called Artswipe. The guy was telling me that he represents all these artists who are selling prints through him at these events, which I thought was an amazing idea and the publications not too shabby either. have a look at and you can also download PDFs of the newspaper that impressed me so much. Here are a few images of the Artswipe stand: 

For all my photos from the event CLICK HERE

Thanks for reading xx

Friday, 16 July 2010

One more time

I'm going to be out of communication for a while as I'm off to London  this weekend to sell my wares in Brixton Urban Art Festival. I'm also going to see a lot of old friends so I'm tres excited. 
If U fancy joining me then I will be there Sat and Sunday, and truthfully even If I wasn't exhibiting then I would be there anyway. Its a fab concept with some lovely people. 

See you there?


Monday, 5 July 2010

Carousel, oh Carousel.....

I love carousel horses. I am hoping to do some new designs using my recent photos as inspiration. 



Below - For my sister Emily xx


Ciao xx

Great end to a great long weekend :D

I have had a brill weekend with my ladies is Bournemouth. 

I returned to check my many internet based things to find to my delight that I have been chosen for a feature on Skull-A-Day - (Specific Article). 
Which is one of my favourite blogs! If you are visiting from there then welcome! 

I have done some new Etsy listings today aswell,

and the coutdown to Brixton Urban Art continues 

12 Days!!!!!!!


Sunday, 20 June 2010

Finished today... and One nearly done!

Today/this weekend has been very fruitful and creative. I've got a lot of bits and bobs finished and a lot of packing done!

Just a really quick one to show you the two that I inked today and my 3rd nearly finished image. The latter two inspired by Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. 

"Worse Things Happen At Sea" 2010

"I'm Late..." 2010

"Eat Me, Drink Me" 2010

Back to work 2morrow :( x

Saturday, 19 June 2010

New Etsy Listings

Recently with the help of my sister, Ive really been trying to get things printed in batches and then stickering and then numbered and signed which I'm sure you can appreciate is a long process today however I'm pleased to say I actually feel like I'm getting somewhere! 

  • All of the Skull Aces series are now up for sale in My Etsy Shop along with many others in multiple sizes (13x18, A4 and A3!)

  • A lot of my packaging is done and to add to my recent enthusiasm I made 4 sales in the recent I-candy exhibition in Hastings. 

I would love it if you would go and have a look!

Filling me with optimism for Brixton which is looming near. 

BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

One more before Download Festival 2010!!!!!

Just finished "Painting the Roses Red" 2010 (prints available soon)

New Outline!!

First pics of new pieces using my vintage anatomy books. 

See you next week xx

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A3 Prints now for sale on Etsy.

My prints of all of the Aces, Pretty Little Dead Girl and the Skullifly in Orange are up for sale on Etsy. 

Feel free to have a peruse at Miss Hilton Ink! 10x15s and A4s will be available soon and I'm really close to finishing another couple of originals too. You heard it here first peeps. xx

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

I like old books and I cannot lie.................

I was looking into buying some vintage book papers off but I could only find ones in the US but then I found a lovely old book shop in Upton On Seven when I went to get my prints done. Real Aladdin's cave kind of place, stacked to the rafters. Lots of little gems and I found these A-mazing old anatomy books. 

I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with them yet I may see if I can make digital files rather than destroy the books. They have notes in them "To Gregory" and they are so charming. 

Watch this space.....................

prints done, now just to mount, bag and price lol simples x

10 doors from Marrakech




I enjoyed my holiday and I am back now xx