Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Flamboyant Birds

Two new pieces I struggled to part with! This pink flamingo and white/blue peacock are now in Germany on show at Galerie Handwerk in their 'Artistic Toys' exhibition.

Remake it

Just received my copy of a book I contributed to earlier this year... Remake it, by Henrietta Thompson, published by Thames and Hudson. This book is the bible on 'appropriation' and a must in our current climate for the design conscious on your Christmas shopping list.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Papier Mache

Delighted to discover these beautiful pictures in the wonderful online magazine Papier Mache
today...absolutely gorgeous and an idea I may very well pinch for my own birds nest hair!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

New work

It's been, and continues to be, the busiest time my working life has ever seen! I'm a little more than frazzled and my memory keeps on getting worse and worse with all the things I'm juggling but it's wonderful to be here and to keep finding people who want to know about my work and to own some of their very own...THANK YOU!!
I didn't know how this would all pan out last May when I quit my job so I am absolutely thrilled it's still going.

I've found snippets of time amongst it all to develop some new work and create some pieces I am really very excited about. It's difficult making things to sell...it all gets a little sad when you create something you really love and then send it off into the world to find a new home.
Sitting next to me now are two such pieces that I'll post up as soon as I get them photographed...
...but for now here's a peek at some new pieces I'll be further developing into a little collection that will be on show at my Open Studios at the end of December...
...I hope you like them...

Emma Cassi

It's a hush hush project I can't say very much about but I wanted to get a little bit of excitement going by teasing you with a snippet of info!
I had the delight of meeting the wonderful Emma Cassi...crafter of beautiful lace jewellery and talented stylist...at my home this month.
All I can say is that next year there'll be a beautiful book to present to you all which will feature my work in my somewhat bizarrely decorated, rented bedroom in London...sadly it comes before I have my own place to adorn fully the way I would choose...but perhaps I'll get another opportunity then...
...for now this was a wonderful honour and I'm so grateful to Emma for including me...
...stay tuned!

Birds of Europe

I've previously posted my newest works...studies of species of bird...including Mr Kingfisher, Robin redbreast and the Grey wagtail...
this past month I've been further crafting and these delights are now, I proudly announce, on sale at the beautiful Liberty store in London.
There you'll see a swallow, a blue tit, a greenfinch and a chaffinch, a gold crest, another little robin and a grey wagtail. I'm so delighted that they've found themselves a home there...but I do hope they all fly out to even better homes very soon!

Cockpit Arts Open Studios

I personally find it so much more interesting to meet the artists and makers behind the work and to buy directly from them...
...if you find so too then you'll be delighted to know that you have this very opportunity coming up!
My studio is in London at Cockpit Arts , Holborn, and we open up to the public so you can come meet us, snoop round our workspaces and hopefully find beautiful little delights to take home with you...on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November.

It's such a fun weekend full of so many wonderful things to feast your eyes upon and the chance to pick up some truly original works of art for Christmas.
We also have a competition to win a Christmas tree decorated with one off decorations crafted by the makers of Cockpit and kids colouring and making activities run by ME!...

...so please do come and visit beacause it's also so much more wonderful for us to meet the people who buy our work!

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

New Babies...

Just finishing up a stationery commission...announcement cards for the arrival of 2 little babies to a lovely french couple, Anne-laure and Edward Bates!
The twins were born a year ago but better late than never!

For similar commissions please email: abigailbrown81@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday, 20 September 2009


Just a little note to announce the arrival of 3 more birds into my shops...

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Craft fair- Saturday September 19th

I'm busy busy busy this week making a variety of new little treats for a craft fair in Clapham, London this weekend. The fair will take place on Saturday at the Papered Parlour...which looks set to be a very cute little venue.
So as part of my busy week I've set about making these little cuties...who have been flitting about in my head for some time now. I am delighted with how they have turned out and have already found my first stockist! They are priced at £32 for the larger size (9x7cm approx) and £26 for the smaller (6x5cm approx). I'll be adding a couple to my online shops but please do contact me by email if you are interested in one to brighten up your coat now autumn seems to be setting in.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Small Birds...Big Apple

I was delighted to see my little birds have made themselves a home in the window of the exquisite Takashimaya department store on Fifth Avenue, New York!! I think they look pretty happy amongst the asparagus spears!

Monday, 31 August 2009

Authentication certificates

My birds now come with this little certificate to authenticate them as original Abigail Brown's. It also makes it even more of a superbly special gift...and can be personalised for no extra cost.
My standard flock of birds come with a simple certificate (shown above)...but the species birds come a little more special with their own studied drawing and a little bit of information on that specific species...all very cutely presented in it's own little printed envelope!

NEW online shop

I finally got round to organising an online shop of my own to run through my website. I'm very excited about it...I know it'll make a lot of UK customers a lot happier! and it's something I can make much more personal too. Don't despair any customers outside the UK...my Etsy shop will still be operating alongside...you'll find the link in my 'links' section from now on.So come take a peek...

Friday, 28 August 2009

Birds of Britain

There's been a whole lot of bird geekery lately...

Thursday, 20 August 2009

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park-SHOWCASE

I'm very excited to be included in an Autumn showcase at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park's craft gallery this year...it will run from September 7th until October 31st...and will feature lots of new bird sculpture including a Kingfisher, a Long-eared Owl, a Green Woodpecker and this little fellow: a Turtle Dove.
The grounds of the sculpture park are beautiful, it's such a lovely place so spend an afternoon as the trees begin turning their greens to reds and orange...

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


The first event I'd like to invite you to will take place on Saturday 22nd August in Bethnal Green, London.
The event is organised by BUST, and is the 2009 London Craftacular.

It will be held at York Hall in Bethnal Green from 12pm till 8pm.
There'll be sweet treats, dancing, dj's and drink to make the day a really lively one...I'll be sharing my spot with my lovely friend Hazel of RickRackRow
http://www.rickrackrow.etsy.com/ ...come along and see us!

More for the Etsy shop!

Building a stock pile of work for various events through the next few months but for those of you not able to make it along I'd like to offer them up to you through Etsy...not as nice as seeing them in person but wouldn't want you to feel left out!....come and take a look at a range of new birds and tweeter brooches...

Monday, 10 August 2009

In the Etsy shop...

Today I've posted up a whole new flock of little birds in the Etsy shop...there are 5 small birds and one green Ponsenby Owl...come take a peek!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Etsy sale

This little bird has just gone up for sale in the shop...he measures 17cm in height and is £65, or $107 US.
Come take a peek!

Little nester

Posting out some work to the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham, Surrey, where they'll be on show for a few months.
It's just a small selection...including this little one...my favourite little nesting bird so far!
A bird like this in a little nest would be around £100.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Mr Kingfisher

Just finished up this little fellow...he's a Kingfisher, a commission for a keen ornithologist!
I rather enjoy the challenge with these pieces, trying to recreate the shape and get the look of the bird recognisable as that species.
Looking forward to taking him to the river for some location shots!

He measures 15cm in height and is painstakingly detailed.

For similar commissions of your favourite bird please just email for a quote: abigailbrown81@hotmail.co.uk

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Little Ponsenby

Just finished another little Ponsenby commission...this is my most favourite yet and a difficult one to part with, but I know he'll be well cared for in his new home...goodbye little Owl friend :(

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

NEW- Owl prints

I tried this design out as a screen print recently on canvas and sewed into it to finish it off. It went down very well...but in the absence of screen printing facilities I thought I'd offer him as a digital print...he works very well like this too!

He's printed on lovely textured card, A4 size...and soon for sale in my Etsy shop!

Kitty Canvas for sale

I have just listed this little Kitty canvas for sale in my Etsy shop...come take a peek! Perfect for little girls' rooms!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Commissioned birds

Here's a pic of 2 lovely little birds I was commissioned to make this month. The commission request was to make 2 birds to match a beautiful antique quilt in terracotta, orange, brown, green, yellow and cream.
For such a commission please email me: abigailbrown81@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Christening Commission

Personalised canvases such as this one start at £125, measuring 25cm x 25cm. Please email for details.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Colouring Outisde the Lines- Exhibition

From Friday June 26th- Friday July 24th, Gallery II at Bradford University, will be showing the work of a selection of female British artists, myself included. It sounds very sweet if you're in town and can pop along.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Long Eared Owl

Open Studios

Thank you so very much to anyone who came along to Cockpit's Open Studios weekend...I had such positive feedback and so many left contact details for my mailing list...I was really delighted by the interest.
Special thanks to you if you purchased some work, it was wonderful to come back and see how much had sold...if a little sad to lose some of my favourite fabric friends!...I hope you'll all be very happy with your purchases and give them good homes. Here are some photos of the studio before the selling started...

I now have new work to add to my shop so please come and take a look...

Birds, bird houses, pocket mirrors....

Friday, 5 June 2009

Coast magazine feature

This months issue of Coast magazine features a beautiful photo of my Black Winged Stilt.
Really delighted with how they've shot it...and that it got it's own full page!
Issue 40, July 2009, pg15.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

The Talented Mr McAulay strikes again

My wonderfully talented friend Graeme McAulay and I took a stroll into the wilds of Hackney a few weeks back and shot some new photos of my birds...
Here's a little selection of the days accomplishments...I think you'll agree Graeme takes a lovely photo!