Each week I’ll be blogging about the retailers and shops that stock Katie O Art products, giving you an insight into what I sell in each store and where you can find them
First up is gift shop at The Coventry Transport Museum. It was in January last year when I first sold my work here and was one of the first retailers to stock my range of vintage handmade gifts.
Since then my work has become a main feature in the shop and sits alongside lovely vintage signs and gifts. From cards to notebooks and hand painted pencil cases I offer a wide range of beautiful products for everyone.
So if you’re looking to treat someone special or indulge yourself in all things vintage pop into the Coventry Transport Museum gift shop
Katie O x
Here’s another chance to the read the story of the field written by my father, that inspired my work
I walked down to the field
That hides beyond our house
I often take our hedgehog
And sometimes take the mouse
There’s tons of unwanted rubbish
That’s home to many rats
An old eccentric lady
Who looks after eight black cats
There’s a retired farmer
His friend a retired pig
A circus owner with a lion
Plus an elephant that’s too big
There is a tiny fish pond
That’s full of sharks and whales
Two dromedary camels
Who like to swish their tales
There’s lots of awful insects
And giant dive bomb flies
I enjoy the wildlife down the field
But I must stop telling lies
Written by Kevin O’Sullivan
I’ve been working on some new designs recently, inspired by the past and all things vintage.
Vintage style drawing by Katie O
These new drawings can be found on my new stationary range, that include notebooks, folders, jotters, gift bags and tags
I will introducing this new range into shops for sale very soon so keep a look out this February for Katie O products at a retailer near you.
Vintage style drawings by Katie O
Yesterday was the day I opened the Katie O Handmade gift shop!
The day began at home in Coventry, waiting the arrival of ‘the man with the van’ to take me and my new cabinet full of handmade gifts to the wonderful Most Marvellous in Northampton.
Once we arrived there we unloaded the cabinet and placed it in its new home, on the ground floor near the till area. It was packed full of all my new products and a handmade Katie O shop sign. Then all that was left was to take a step back and feel happy that the past few weeks of hard work, making and preparing had paid off.
The Katie O Handmade gift shop is now open for business, so pop along and take a look
2014 has been a busy year already in the world of Katie O! I’m looking forward to getting lots done and enjoying my work
The main change begins in a few days when I say goodbye to my part-time retail job to become a full time Artist!!! :D It feels amazing! It’s something I dreamt of as a child and now I get to live it!
I spent so much time making and creating stories with pictures alongside them when I was little That love of drawing and the passion to create something has never left me, it’s only grown stronger with time.
The main reason I still draw today is the fact that I love it, it’s took some time to get there, I sometimes doubted my ability and myself but never enough to stop.
It began with a spark of interest for painting and drawing when I was 3 or 4 and grew into my complete and utter love for art. I’ve had great support along the way and now I can’t wait to really live the rest of my life doing something I love everyday.
I have teamed up with the awesome Birdtree books to put together a brand new furniture range for my ever growing customer demand; turning old furniture into beautiful, bespoke pieces for homes across the country.
Our current range is The Vintage style collection, a array of shabby chic style pieces with beautiful sky colours.
These items are now available to buy at a Most Marvellous Place to Shop along with my artwork, stationary and other products
The work of Katie O has now been seen in over 100 countries around the world! Slowly but surely taking over the planet Thanks to everyone who has viewed and followed my blog.