Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Women of the Year Lunch 2011

Meeting Katie Piper and Hetty Bower

Well the lunch was amazing as I expected, what an honour to be in the room with some many extraordinary women all achieving in a diverse range of fields....including me! I even had my picture up on the huge TV screen (that was a bit embarrassing!) I was delighted to meet Julia Donaldson the children's Laureate who gave me some great contacts and advice regarding breaking into the world of publishing. I chatted with celebs, journalists and a real suffragette Hetty Bower,who at 105 is still a peace campaigner, wow what a a spirit! I also had the delight of meeting Katie Piper who's series I had followed on channel 4. She had acid thrown in her face by an ex boyfriend and from her awful experience has created a charity to support people with disfigurement (The Katie Piper Foundation).....if you haven't seen the series you must watch it.Katie is a goddess and such a sparkly light of energy despite her emotional and physical scars.....I was truly honored to meet her.
What I take away from this lunch is that all these amazing women have a purpose that is bigger than their own gain, they are angels making a difference to the world...........
Now I must go and shine my light and get to work on bringing my beautiful picture books into publication to inspire children and adults worldwide!

Monday, 3 October 2011

Another award!

Here I am receiving my ILM award for starting my small business and creating a viable business plan.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Brighton Art Fair

Hello world, I've been inside the corn exchange for 4 days exhibiting, just 30 mins left of this wonderful Art Fair. Such a well organized event and such great people. Made some sales and some brilliant contacts for publishing....very excited about what that will bring. Another book idea emerging too. Gonna have a nice rest tonight!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Sneak preview

Hi everyone, here is a sneak preview of my new work to be shown at the Brighton Art Fair in September.....the images are part of my Moon Book project i'm working on..........enjoy!

Friday, 26 August 2011

THE STADE.......10 slides 10 minutes as part of Coastal Currents Festival

Hello everyone
Just to let you know i will be at the Stade Hall on Wednesday 3rd August 6pm talking about my work. I'm only on for 10 mins to don't miss me! Check out the Coastal currents brochure and blog for more details.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Women of the Year


How exciting....i just received a letter from Women of The Year saying I have been selected as a Woman of achievement and I have a special invitation to their lunch in October. Women of the Year raise alot of money for charitable initiatives that change women's lives and acknowledge the massive contribution that women are making to our planet! Of course I don't expect any award but I will hopefully have the opportunity to meet many amazing women and put some of my artwork in a goody bag, so a great networking and promotional opportunity! Watch this space for more updates and check out Women of The Year website!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

I'm making new work

Hi everyone
Ive been working on some new drawings for my children's book about the moon....yes i'm still madly inspired by the moon so i'm running with it until i get bored.....anyway i've got 8 more images to complete for my book so i'd better stay with it. I will post a sneak preview of the images soon so keep watching.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

My Business Award

Back in January I worked my socks off and won a business award and a big grant to kickstart my illustration business. It was a huge acknowledgment of what can be achieved when you set your mind to it and that dreams really can come true! The presentation at the beautiful Old Rectory Hotel in Hastings was unforgettable, someone actually said the atmosphere was as tense as the Xfactor! I was presented with a big fat check and a pat on the back from my competitors. Now I can call myself an entrepreneur!
Ive set up the blog to keep you all posted with what i'm up to with my business and how i'm investing my £5000 award. Watch this space for further press!

Brighton Art Fair 2011

Yes i'm exhibiting this year at the fabulous Brighton Art Fair! http://www.brightonartfair.co.uk/gallery/1300393506845 Come and see my work from 23rd-25th September at the Corn Exchange. Myself and Ed Boxall will be sharing stand no 90. I will be showing some current work as well as some brand new stuff, look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime check out my illustration website www.rachelheavens.com.