Penelope and Pip prints are all original illustrations drawn from the imagination of me, Rachael Smith – a Brisbane based illustrator. My favourite mediums are pencil, Indian inks and my much cherished graphics tablet. I create on paper and in Photoshop and Illustrator and then colour digitally with lots of layers of vintage patterns and textures. I love mid-century colour palettes and am inspired by the whimsical tales and adventures I read from all the lovely books I had as a child.
My drawings all have their own unique story attached and I like to think these little one-page picture books are the perfect escape for anyone wanting to immerse themselves for a moment or two into a lovely world of make-believe. I believe very much in making only a happy imprint on this world and print with Hahnemuhle fine art archival paper, made from sustainable forestry practices and produced with green energy. My designs are also printed on fabric made from organic cotton, certified by Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). This means Penelope and Pip creations are not just lovely to look at and use, but good for the earth as well.
I live in a beautiful city on the East Coast of Australia, with my little menagerie of furry friends who keep me company while I am busy illustrating. I love everything that is crafty and when I am not immersed in Penelope and Pip’s little world of make-believe, I can be found sewing all sorts of fancy things or playing my piano and guitar.
If you would like to collaborate on a project, or you have a wholesale inquiry, or if you just want to say hello, you can contact me – I would love to hear from you!
You can also purchase my prints or, just for fun, become a of Penelope and Pip on Facebook for your chance to win some charming treats.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my little world of make-believe…
PS. We have been very lucky to have been featured by many lovely website and blogs. Have a peek on the links to the right under the “Featured in” title to see where we have been seen!