Blue Print Online 2022

I am looking forward to exhibiting with Blue Print for the first time at the next Blue Print Online event August 16th – 18th 2022.

Blue Print is a Surface Design and Print Show. The event has found an online format for recent years, for reasons we all know too well.

I will be revealing some brand new work in my exhibition.

Promotional flyer for my presence at Blue Print

Art Directors and Buyers, you can book appointments from 9th – 12th August . In the meantime see more of my work here on my website, and on my social media.

See the story about my latest designs here https://bit.ly/Skifabrics

Fabrics printed with my fun snowsports inspired designs

See 20 of my designs at my Spoonflower shop – they are available for print on demand on wallpaper and a huge choice of fabrics https://bit.ly/3JRwG9R

Thank you to the Blue Print team for the opportunity. Here’s to a great event.

More information about Blue Print is at https://blue-print-online.com

I’ll post my exhibitor link as soon as it is available. Watch this space.

Thanks so much for being here, it means everything.

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Have a great day.

Kim

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Father’s Day – SKI GIFT IDEAS

Thanks to Dad!

With Father’s Day coming up here are some snowsport themed gift suggestions to show your appreciation for your ski loving dad, stepdad, uncle and grandpa.

Return the favour of the help with skiing from ‘dad’ whether it be for sorting out ski kit, ski teaching, carrying, driving, guiding, picking up the children and/or helping navigate.

Ski Prints – Order ‘pappy’ ski themed art prints to remind him of great times on the slopes. A range of great quality prints are available on a print on demand basis in the UK, see the all the art prints options at Inspire by Kim shop.

New book Ski A to Z will help the father figure in your life to maximise his enjoyment of skiing with tips and info that will be new, even to him!

Ski A to Z is a fun illustrated introduction to skiing suitable for all ages.

For more information and links to order click here.

Signed Ski A to Z – If you’re in the UK then for a limited time you can order a signed copy of Ski A to Z with a bespoke message to your dad. Email inspirebykim@outlook.com to order. Don’t delay, to have the book in time for Father’s Day.

Here’s a picture with legendary ski coach John Shedden at a recent book signing. I was fortunate to be coached by John as a youngster skiing at Ski Rossendale.

Ski Fabrics – If you are crafty or keen to sew you could make a bespoke gift for your ‘pop’. Choose from 18 bright, cheery ski themed designs printed on a fabric of your choice.

Gift ideas of what your could make are: pyjamas, a fleecy neckwarmer, a Hawaiian style shirt, a stretchy goggle protector cover, a cushion for his favourite chair, a bow or necktie. The possibilities are endless. See all the designs and order at my Spoonflower shop here.

‘White Haze’ – For a great summer read get a copy of Dan Egan and Eric Wilbur’s book 30 Years In A White Haze. A rollercoaster story of Dan’s life in the context of an exciting time in the evolution of skiing.

I created 22 illustrations for the book. You can order it here.

Ski-shirts – If your ‘pa’ already has a copy of Ski A to Z then my final ski gift idea is the t-shirt I designed for Fall-Line magazine. 100% organic cotton and great quality, available in colours including blue, red, white, black its a great gift. You can order here.

Thanks Dad! This feels like a fitting time to give a shout out to my Dad for all his help with skiing over the past 40+ years. Help which made our skiing and this work possible.

Here’s a pic a took when we skied in Val Thorens in March 2022.

Have a great time celebrating your ski ‘dad’. Happy skiing!

Here are my latest posts:

Where To Ski And Snowboard

Thank you to Where To Ski And Snowboard for the report about my ski and snowsports themed fabric and wallpaper designs.

More information about the collection of 18 designs is here.

See the story at this link. https://www.wheretoskiandsnowboard.com/news/illustrator-launches-ski-themed-fabric/

Media coverage is great for raising awareness and helping people know about something that may resonate with them, so thank you Where to Ski and Snowboard.

See my latest posts here.

Brave Ski Mom Review of Ski A to Z

“While the title immediately made me think this would be a kids’ book, it is not. Instead, author and illustrator Kay has created a surprisingly comprehensive guide to the basics of skiing in just 80 pages. Full of defintitions, pro-tips, and the basics all beginners need to know, it’s a reference volume for any family discovering the joy of snowsports.” Brave Ski Mom

Thank you Brave Ski Mom. See the review here.

Have you read Ski A to Z. Please share your review where you purchased the book or on Google Books. Reviews help more people to find the book and benefit from its info and tips.

Ski A to Z info is here.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK).

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Uplifting New Ski Art

My latest ski art pieces are here!

The first is a ski-themed band taking centre focus in the après-ski by performing in a cable car suspended above a crowd who are dancing on the snow.

The characters and mountains are painted in watercolours. The setting has been created from scratch digitally in Procreate app.

The ski band is available as a limited edition art print in my shop.

The following illustration recollects a challenging ski run, whilst teaching children to ski in Austria. Due to circumstances outside of my control I had three children under four years of age that I needed to get safely from the top to the bottom of a run. A slow, thigh burner of a descent, with the combined weight, but it worked.

The next piece is an ‘uplifting’ illustration of a ski gondola lifting passengers to the top of the mountain. Painted in watercolours, with a fresh colour palette, finished digitally with my iPad and pencil.

As a challenge I decided to give some animals the chance to enjoy some winter sports. I designed this festive greeting and rendered it in coloured pencils and made the final touches digitally. Including adding snowflakes with the brushes that I created in the Procreate app.

As a Valentine greeting I created this illustration in coloured pencils.

These pieces follow on from my illustrations for the Ski A to Z book – which contains over 100 of my ski illustrations. For more information and/ or to buy the Ski A to Z book click here.

Ski A to Z – illustrated introduction to skiing. Published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK)

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Thanks so much

Kim x

Winter Insight Feature On Ski A to Z

This feature on Ski A to Z has been published on the Winter Insight website today.

We chatted about the book, skiing and illustration at The National Snow Show and here is the resulting feature.

More information about the Ski A to Z book is here.

The book makes an ideal gift for anyone any age that is interested in skiing. You can order the book at links here.

If you’ve already ordered Ski A to Z and are looking for more ski/mountain themed gift ideas then head over to my shop.

Ski Themed Art Gift Shop

Ski A to Z in Fall-Line Christmas List

Ski A to Z listed in Fall-Line magazine’s Best Christmas Gifts For Skiers

This easy to understand gem of a book helps demystify skiing and makes it more accessible to anyone looking to give the sport a try. Ideal for families heading off on their first ski trip and novice skiers of all ages, it’s packed full of info and fun insights to help open the door to the wickedly life-affirming world of skiing!  www.skiatoz.com“. Fall-Line Magazine

See the Christmas Gift Guide here.

It is great to see Ski A to Z listed on the website and in the print magazine. I love the immediacy of media relations in our time, I took the picture of Ski A to Z on Sunday afternoon as the snow fell heavily, and its now in this web article.

Ski A to Z is being published by Meyer & Meyer Sport. For information and to order your copy of the book scoot across to Ski A to Z Book.

I’ve been working with Fall Line Magazine on an exciting project so watch this space for when that is announced…

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Ski Trip Packing Tips

I’m pleased to see that Dan Egan has a copy of Ski A to Z in his bag for this winter season in this packing tips article.

See Dan’s ski trip packing tips in this article…

I worked with Dan late 2020 on his book co-authored with Eric Wilbur, 30 Years In A White Haze, producing 22 illustrations for the book, mostly while I was in lockdown in the UK.

We held meetings over Zoom when working on 30 Years In A White Haze so it was great to meet Dan at The National Snow Show a few weeks ago and put our books together.

Dan kindly endorsed the back cover of my Ski A to Z book:

Dan Egan Ski A to Z endorsement
Illustration inspired by Dan in Ski A to Z and Dan’s back cover endorsement of the book.

The packing tips article is here. Have a great season on the slopes and trails.

More information about Dan’s wonderful book 30 Years In A White Haze is here.

For Ski A to Z information and links to buy click here. Ski A to Z is being published by Meyer & Meyer Sport