Monday, 31 March 2014

1 business, 4 dogs and a whole lot of sunshine!

A wee while back I was asked to create a shiny new logo for a dog grooming business. When the lovely Michelle gave me the brief and it included creating more little dog characters I was over the moon! After a few scribbles and playing about with colours we finally had our 4 main pooches...


I have named this magnificent labrador Bouncer 
(revealing some of my childhood memories of watching neighbours after school!)


This cheeky Schnauzer goes by the name Gabe
(can anyone remember the Puppy in my Pocket toys from the 90s??)


I couldn't resist naming the wee Westie Hamish
(for my Mum and thinking back to all the episodes of Hamish MacBeth we used to watch!)


...and this is the Top Dog himself, Hurley
(the abundance of photos Michelle has of him on her facebook page are just awesome!)

So with these cheeky chaps ready and a lovely clear brief from Michelle and Hurley, the final logo for Hurley's Dog Grooming came to life... ta dah!


It was so much fun doodling for Michelle, she was a perfect customer and her kind words throughout the commission made it an absolute pleasure. I can't wait to see Hurley's Dog Grooming come to life with their new logo and with Michelle all the very bestest in her dog grooming adventure!

If you would like a logo designing or even a doodle of your pet please do get in touch, you can see more examples of my doodles over on my Hello Sunshine by Jo Want facebook page.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Sunshine in Nottingham!

Yup! You heard, the sun is shining in Nottingham, Spring is officially here and you can now purchase Hello Sunshine at the wonderful Behind the Red Door right in the city centre.


Why not pop in to explore the abundance of treasures and hand crafted delights, I'm sure you won't leave empty handed! Make sure you look out for the little woodland display... you might spy some familiar characters hanging around!


Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Magnificent Mackie

Another wonderful pet for another Sunshine doodle! Meet Mackie, the beautiful ginger Maine Coon...



Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Great Stag.

I'm mighty pleased to announce that this handsome fellow is back!


After being very popular over Christmas, the stag range is now filly stocked up again and available in both my Folksy & Etsy shops. You can purchase 'The Great Stag' as a necklace, a brooch and even a little pair of studs.




Monday, 17 March 2014

Un peu de vacances dans une belle forêt...

Over the weekend I took a bit of time out to join my boy on a climbing holiday. Now there is no way I could be classed as a climber but I do enjoy having a go and when I was invited on a trip to Fontainebleau in France, I was completely taken with the idea of sun, cheese and exploring a forest (as well as trying out my climbing skills).

It was a gloriously sunny weekend and although I didn't do much climbing at all I was mighty happy being able to bask on a boulder in the sunshine with my books and sketchpads, surrounded by the beautiful forest (and a few sweaty climbers).

I won't waffle about my jollies too much, I'll just share some pretty pictures and tell you that Fontainebleau is well worth a visit if you're ever south of Paris. Whether you're a keen climber or just enjoy exploring the outdoors, the forest is just incredible and the town itself is charming with a grand chateau and grounds to get lost in too... not to mention all of the amazing cheeses and freshly baked baguettes you would expect to find in France!






Although I was a little sad to be home again I have to admit that my holiday blues soon disappeared when I was greeted with blossom and blue skies back in the UK! Hello Spring!




Friday, 7 March 2014

Campervans in Norfolk!

A flying little blog post to share some exciting news! You can now purchase Hello Sunshine Campervan cards in a lovely little shop called The Hare and the Hen in Norfolk! YAY!


Pop in if you're in the area and pick up your very own Campervan! There are lots to choose from...









Monday, 3 March 2014

Shuffle Shuffle.

Shuffle shuffle... Can you hear that? Under the leaves? Over there!
That's right, it's a hedgehog shuffling around looking for a new home!


You can find this cheeky little fellow in both my Folksy and Etsy shops. You can purchase him as a necklace, a brooch and even a little pair of studs.




Saturday, 1 March 2014

Dogs, Cats, Rabbits and Hamsters!

On this lovely sunny morning I thought I'd share some more pet doodles I have been asked to do. I must apologise as they are a little late but I've been quite poorly recently and have spent the best part of the past week on the sofa cuddled up with my kitties, a box of tissues and various pills and potions.

Enough of that though... it's time to introduce some awesome animals! First up, meet Bonnie and Tommy...


These two are the stars of a shiny new logo I have developed for a new business called Happy Paws which offers dog walking and pet sitting for people in Chesterfield. As well as Bonnie and Tommy I needed to come up with two more pets to add to the logo so I decided to revisit my childhood and doodle my old pet rabbit, Tango and my sisters hilarious little hamster, Ralph too.



With a lovely clear brief and these wonderful characters to play with I designed a couple of logo options for Happy Paws and enjoyed every minute of doodling in the process!



The other pet doodle I want to share is one I started a while ago and finally finished a couple of weeks ago. I thought that seeing as they have done such a good job of looking after me this past week or so that now was a perfect time to share my sunshine doodle of Pegs and Toby!


I hope these make you smile as much as they made me smile when I was drawing them and remember, if you have a pet or know someone who would love to have a doodle of their pet then please do get in touch! Have a lovely weekend!