In August we held our first ever Ohh Deer Summer Fiesta! Our special guests included the likes of: Arden Rose, Will Darbyshire, Fran Meneses, Tina Crawford, Nina Cosford and Imogen Owen. It was a massive success; The turnout was incredible, with over 250 of you guys through our doors! Big thank you to the Hoxton Hotel who let us hold the event in their amazing Apartment space. We transformed the rooms into an Ohh Deer Shop, a selection of workshops and a space for creativity. We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you guys for making our day super duper - see if you can spot yourself in the gallery of images below!
(Left) Nina Cosford live drawing in front of a smiley crowd. Nina happily chatted about her favourite pens, techniques and her love of illustration.
(Right) Fran Meneses’s “draw what’s around you” workshop. Fran sat down and got pen to paper whilst chatting to other illustration fanatics sat around the table. Everyone had their sketchbooks out and doodled away!
(Left) Imogen Owen’s Calligraphy Workshop. Those who signed up early got a special invitation to take part in the workshop. It proved really popular, with many of you wanting to learn how to create beautiful script.
(Right) Tina sewing some personalised greeting cards. The incredibly talented Tina Crawford was on her trusty machine stitching cards that ranged from rose doodles, names and the odd rude slogan.
(Left) Arden Rose with a happy fan! Arden chatted, laughed and signed her book “Almost Adulting”, all whislt talking some selfies.
(Right) Will Darbyshire’s book “This Modern Love”. Will was happy to sign copies of his wonderful book and chat to you guys about all things life and photography.
THE STILL LIFE ROOM
This room was a simple; a quiet space for you to sit down, take some time out from the hustle and bustle of the event, and doodle. We set up some fruit in a bowl so you could feel like a true artist and create your masterpiece. After you had completed your drawing (in your FREE sketchbook) you could share it with us using #ohhdeerstilllife to be in the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend at Ohh Deer!
The lucky winner was Emma Carpenter, who drew from the outside of the room – we like that creative thinking Emma!
FREEBIES & SPECIAL THANKS
Our goodie bags where pretty marvellous if we do say so ourselves. Those who attended the event each got:
A tin of tea provided by @teapigs
A super cute blusher by @soapandglory
A tasty bag of popcorn by @portlebaypopcorn
A pack of 2 A5 notebooks by us, Ohh Deer!