Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Desk of the Day - Adventure Time Vans OTW

I've been working on these shoes for a little while now, and I'm really enjoying working on them. They're one of my favourite themes - Adventure Time! And I've included a load of characters that I don't usually get to paint on shoes... Cinnamon Bun has been one of my favs to paint.

Can you guess which characters all of these are?





Sunday, 27 July 2014

Etsy Love - French Bulldogs

French Bulldogs are one of my favourite breeds, they're such chunky little cuties. So naturally I'm including them in my Dog Etsy Love series.

Let me know your favourite dog breed and I'll dedicate an Etsy Love to them!


Saturday, 26 July 2014

Desk of the Day - Flowers and Kisses

I often get emails asking me to do Las Vegas themed wedding shoes. But this has been one of my fav Las Vegas themed orders. The bride wanted a bright colour scheme with kisses, cards and dice, so I opted for baby blue with magenta, hot pink and bright orange for the colours.

I can't wait to show you the finished shoes!


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Etsy Love - Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is one of my favourite artists, her creativity and use of colour and imagery has always inspired me. So following on from my previous Mexico inspired post, here's a Frida Kahlo inspired Etsy treasury! If you haven't heard of Frida you can learn more about her here, she had such an interesting life and was an inspiring woman!


Monday, 21 July 2014

Finally on Society6

I finally got myself a Society6 account! You can check out my shop here. So far I mostly have the Maneki Neko Meme series up but I'll be adding more over the next few weeks. You can also get Maneki Neko greetings cards on my Etsy Shop.

Here are a few of the items you can get on my new Society6 shop:


Sunday, 20 July 2014

Etsy Love - Sausage Dogs

It's no secret I'm a crazy dog lady, and Etsy is full of amazing dog themed art and crafts! So I'm aiming to do a series of dog themed Etsy Love posts.

Feel free to suggest some dog breeds! This week is dedicated to Daschunds, or "Sausage dogs".


6. Jane Foster / 7. Yaci / 8. Stacie Swift / 9. Benu Shop

Friday, 18 July 2014

Desk of the Day - Can you guess who it is?

Today I'm working on a little portrait of one of my favourite artists. Can you guess who it's going to be?


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Etsy Love - Prickly Plants

I recently went to the Made in Mexico exhibition at The Fashion and Textile museum in London. It was a small, beautifully curated exhibition that immediately got me inspired for my latest uni project. I think I'm going to team together Mexican imagery with modern illustrative styles, so prepare for lots of Mexican inspired posts!

Here's the first one, it's cactus themed!





Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Giveaway Reminder! Lucys Happy Place!

Guys, this is your last chance to enter my Lucys Happy Place giveaway! It finishes tomorrow.



If you want to be taken on more of Lucy's imaginative adventures check out her website, she does bespoke artwork for really decent prices.

The lucky winner of this giveaway will get a Song of the Narwhal Wooden Brooch! The giveaway is open worldwide. Good luck guys!

!!! ATTENTION !!! I know some of you are having trouble following the Facebook links, I don't know if this is a Facebook or Rafflecopter problem, but until I get it figured out here are the Facebook links:



a Rafflecopter giveaway






Monday, 14 July 2014

Desk of the Day - Sneaker Time


Today I'm working on an illustrator drawing of some Nike Air Force 1 sneakers. I got some white ones for my birthday and have been itching to paint them for a while! I'm going to use this drawing to figure out some designs for them before I paint!

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Red Roses and Bull Terriers

Today I'm finally sharing the Bull Terrier shoes I painted in April, you can see them in progress here.
These were really fun to do, they were based on the owners two adorable Bull Terriers!




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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Etsy Love - Spirited Away

Within the first 5 minutes of this film I was immediately in love. The imagination and creativity of the story and the characters create a visual delight of a film. I love the story line of Spirited Away and could watch it again and again.

No Face is definitely my favourite character, with the Radish Spirit being a close second.

Not surprisingly this film has lead to some amazing fan art from my fellow Etsians. Here are some of my favs:




1. Geek Randoms / 2. Balbordo / 3. Big Bad Robot / 4. Anime Lovers / 5. Hatpire / 6. Bantam BB / 7. Amiamour / 
8. Snaarlz / 9. Cute Art

Who is your favourite Spirited Away character?

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

I'm taking on custom shoe orders again!

I finally have the time to take on a few custom shoe orders again! Phew, it's good to be back.

Here's the listing for custom converse.

I have limited slots available, but anyone interested feel free to contact me via email (ponychopsshop@gmail.com) or my Etsy shop.

I'm looking forward to doing some bright and completely crazy orders over summer!




Monday, 7 July 2014

Giveaway! Lucys Happy Place

I want to introduce you guys to one of my new fav Etsy shops; Lucys Happy Place. Which sells awesome artwork and totally freakin' rad brooches that I am obsessed with right now.


Looking through this shop immediately transports me to a beautiful, slightly crazy, imaginary world full of animals, rainbows and patterns. I am absolutely smitten with Lucy's prints, I would love to travel to the world she illustrates.


If you want to be taken on more of Lucy's imaginative adventures check out her website, she does bespoke artwork for really decent prices.

The lucky winner of this giveaway will get a Song of the Narwhal Wooden Brooch! The giveaway is open worldwide. Good luck guys!

!!! ATTENTION !!! I know some of you are having trouble following the Facebook links, I don't know if this is a Facebook or Rafflecopter problem, but until I get it figured out here are the Facebook links:



a Rafflecopter giveaway





Friday, 4 July 2014

Etsy Love - Red White and Blue

Happy 4th of July to my American readers! I'm from the UK so I've never celebrated Independence Day before, but this weekend I'm going to celebrate it for the first time. An American friend of mine is taking me and some friends to an Independence Day party in London! I have no idea what to expect but I hope it includes lots of music, food and alcohol!

Here is my Red, White & Blue Etsy treasury:



What are you doing to celebrate the 4th July?

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Etsy Love - Totoro

Ok, so I'm late on the Totoro bandwagon! I'm a little embarrassed in the past I have dismissed the Studio Ghibli films since I've never been a fan of Japanese anime, however I'm now a complete convert.

I watched My Neighbor Totoro for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and now I'm hooked. I love how creepy yet adorable this film is.

I've just watched Spirited Away (I'll post some Etsy Love for it next week) and plan to watch Ponyo pretty soon. I wish I could just spend my whole summer holidays making Studio Ghibli fan art!




Which is your favourite Studio Ghibli film? I'd love some recommendations for more films to watch!