Crafty Weekend

Last weekend was Crafty Fox Weekend in London! It was my first time trading at an arts & crafts market and I LOVED every second of it.

Here are a couple of pictures of my work on display:

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Crafty Fox is a fantastic market. The quality of the work you see there is good and the variety of styles is very carefully picked and put together. You can tell by looking at what’s on display, that the organizers and curators are very specific, know what they are looking for and have incredibly high standards.

I was honoured to be selected to take part in their Uncovered Scheme for artists who are new to market trading. I had a mentor (the amazing Rod, from Rodology) who helped answer all my question and gave me several valuable tips, from the best way to display my products to the amount of change I should have on the day, etc. He was great. Thanks, Rod! :0)

I also got to meet talented artists and people who like me, were new to trading as well. Oh, and most importantly: I talked to lots and lots of lovely customers! People were very interested in my work and asked me lots of questions, which was wonderful and flattering! A few of my friends and family also dropped by, which was extra sweet.

Overall, a very successful day! Time just flew by. Thank you, Crafty Fox, for such a wonderful weekend.

Lots of love,

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This time next week I will be in London getting ready for my very first Crafty Fox Market!

If you live in the UK and have a passion for all things handmade, you will have heard of Crafty Fox. It is one of the best Arts & Crafts fairs in the country. I have been a fan for ages and now for the first time, I will be there as a trader. I’m so excited, I can’t wait!

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I have been putting lots of illustration goodies together for the market: greeting cards, postcards, Art Prints of various sizes, etc. I will also have a couple of framed originals, which I think is always a good idea.

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You can see the full trader listing here. There are lots of cool stuff and very talented people. If you’re around on Sunday 5th October, come and say hi! I will be on the second floor, so come and find me. :0)

See you there!

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New shop and new illustrations

I am utterly obsessed with Society6 right now. A few weeks ago, I decided to open my own Society6 shop and test their services. I guess I wanted to make sure that the quality was as good as they said it was, and that I was entirely satisfied before releasing some of my illustrations for sale (yes, I can be very annoying and suspicious sometimes). To my delight, the quality was in fact, as good as they say on the site! I ordered one of my own prints and the paper, the printing itself and the service were impeccable!

So here are two pieces that I decided to release especially on Society6. They were originally produced for a gallery exhibition that was canceled at the last minute but I had so much fun drawing and coloring them, I couldn’t keep them a secret forever, could I? Paris New York They can be bought as art prints in various sizes, as framed prints in a variety of frames (white, black, pecan, walnut, etc), as stretched canvases, as throw pilows, tote bags and wall clocks! Society6_merchandise I must admit, it is fun and exciting to see my illustrations applied to all these different products. I kind of want one of each! (Which is probably weird and a little narcissistic, but I can’t help it! ;0)

Visit the shop here: http://society6.com/joanafaria  There are lots of other goodies there!

Lots of love.

Book Tour kicks off in a few hours

First stop: Florianópolis, Brazil.

Today is the official launch date of my new book. The party will start at 7pm but the books can already be spotted on the window of the Nobel Bookstore in the centre of Florianópolis.

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I’m so proud of myself, and also of my gals Rita and Luciana, the writers. This project has been incredibly rewarding every single day, and I’m very lucky to be working with such talented ladies.

If you’re in town, don’t miss the party! It’ll be fabulous.

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