The Circus of Illustration

Working From Home

I love my day job as a greetings cards illustrator. I’ve been working from home for over 10 years now and having a creative job that I can do in a five step commute, where I can listen to music and podcasts of my own choosing is just a dream. I have the best colleague too.

My Lovely working from home colleague

Don’t You get Lonely?

I get this question a lot. Working illustrators often have solitary lifestyles, but there is a network of support where I live in Bedford called The Circus of Illustration. We help each other professionally whilst forming friendships. If you live in Bedford or near to Bedford you can participate too, it’s lovely way of new friendly people.

The Circus of Illustration at The Pub.

What is The Circus of Illustration?

We’re a group of professional working illustrators based in Bedfordshire, UK. Collectively we’ve organised local illustration workshops, themed exhibitions and pop-up events. We try to promote illustration for you and we are all volunteers. We want our events to be animated lively spaces bustling with creativity within the community. 

The Circus of Illustration host events about design and illustration

So…Got Any Events Coming Up?

Yeah! Drink and Draw is on Tuesday 28th September 2021 at The Park Pub in Bedford. It’s the first one in real life (and off zoom) since the whole world went a bit squiffy in 2020.

Drink and Draw is back at the boozer

What Is Drink and Draw?

We meet in the pub and draw together. That’s it! It’s free and fun and you get to meet lots of new like-minded people. We welcome everyone, you don’t have to be a professional to join in. We usually have a themed drawing activity to get you started. Sometimes a blank white sheet of paper can be intimidating.

If you can’t get to Bedford, maybe you can organise a Drink and Draw for your town! Let us know about your local artistic community.

Stay up to date with The Circus of Illustration by signing up to their mailing list or catch them on facebook and instagram.

Published by MStraccia Art

I create original folk style relief prints and illustrations by hand.

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