Ever since I was 5 I wanted to be a book illustrator and after almost 2 years in the making, I can finally share this with you!
Back when Kasper was a baby I was approached by Snufflegrin Books to provide Caricatures for an exciting new memoir style book being written by Addison Whitaker, titled ‘Forget Vivaldi’.
I’ll let you read the story behind the book in these pics, as Peter tells it much better than I could!
We worked together to create these 9 Caricatures over the space of a year, and I finished them at the end of 2018, just in time before I popped out another baby! 😂
And now the book is complete, and the caricatures and the stories behind them are on show at an exhibition at Old Bakery Studios in Truro, in room S4. So please do pop along to have a look!
It was so much fun and such a challenge to create images from the author’s memory that ultimately don’t exist in any other form. Taking hairstyles from one reference photo, age from another, pose and facial expression from others, and outfits from descriptions or stills of clips found on YouTube, I was able to create these caricature illustrations which hopefully go some way to capture the brilliant anecdotes that adorn the pages.
Thanks to Peter & Sue (the designer) from Snufflegrin Books for all your hard work!
The book is available to purchase now, from: https://www.blurb.co.uk/user/Snufflegrin
If you're looking for some wedding inspiration, here are the fairs and shows that Cornwall Caricatures will be exhibiting at in 2019. Come along to any of the following dates and you can also claim your free caricature! I hope to see you soon...
It's that time of year again... Wedding Fair Season!
If you're looking for some wedding inspiration, here are the fairs and shows that Cornwall Caricatures will be exhibiting at in 2018. Come along to any of the following dates and you can also claim your free caricature! I hope to see you soon...
I was absolutely thrilled yesterday to win Best Wedding Entertainment at the Simply Weddings Awards 2017!
Having only been in business for 2 years, with a big chunk of this spent having a baby and taking time out of working to be with my son, I was shocked to discover that I had still come out on top, beating some absolutely fantastic competition.
What makes these awards so special, is that only real brides and grooms can vote, so unlike some awards which can be in danger of becoming a popularity contest, the Simply Awards are very authentic as they rely on the testimonials and experiences of genuine couples who have booked each supplier for their own wedding.
I was thrilled to have won and the award now takes pride of place on my mantelpiece (away from inquisitive reaching baby hands)!
I just want to say a tremendous thank you to each and every one of my couples who took the time to send me such incredible testimonials just like the one below. I cannot thank you enough. It warms my heart to read what an impact I made for your most special day, and I truly am living the dream, getting to call this my full-time job.
Cornwall may be one of the most popular destinations to get married in the UK, but it's never seen a large scale Bridal exhibition...until now!
The Biggest Wedding Exhibition ever to be held in Cornwall, The Bridal Show Southwest, takes place across 2 days on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th April from 10am-5pm. Set in the exhibition halls at The Royal Cornwall Showground, over 100 wedding professionals will be showcasing everything that Cornwall has to offer for your wedding.
Cornwall Caricatures are delighted to say that we will be exhibiting - you can find us on stand number 38!
Not only will you be able to chat to Cassie about caricatures for your day, but you can also pick up one of our new brochures, and of course get your free caricature portrait drawn!
As well as your free caricature, there are also free horse and Carriage rides from Devon and Cornwall carriages, a children's fairground to keep the little ones entertained and even a specialised wedding creche so you can relax and browse to your heart's content.
On the main stage are three catwalk shows everyday at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm, so don't forget to get your VIP tickets to book your reserved seating. Also on stage will be many other live acts from Jazz singers, opera singers and guest speakers.
On 2 smaller demo stages will be live demos from makeup and hair, magic, and even info on how to tackle all the legalities of getting married.
Tickets are now on sale - click here to purchase.
Cornwall Caricatures hope to see you there!
I was delighted to be booked by Orange Chilli Events as Entertainment for the South West Wedding Awards 2016 at Liskeard Public Hall on 17th March, alongside the amazing magician, Dan Brazier.
I started the night at 6pm in my caricature drawing area, where guests arrived for their welcome drinks and swiftly started to queue for their caricature portraits.
Dinner was then served, so Dan and I worked the room, entertaining guests at the tables - him with his tricks and me with my clipboard and pens.
Once the ceremony was over, I then drew for the after party, before packing up my pens at 11pm.
I drew caricatures for Cornwall and Devon's top wedding suppliers, and some even took to the photo booth with their caricature drawings!
Tina, of Orange Chill Events, said: "Cassie had a busy night at the South West Wedding Awards 2016. She delighted all our guests with her wonderful work. My only regret is I didn't get chance to sit down with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone."
A big congrats to all the winners and finalists.
The tree is down, the selection boxes have been finished (Toffee Pennies and Bountys don't count!) and we are now well into January.
Cornwall Caricatures is already taking caricature bookings for weddings and events in Cornwall in 2016, and as far as wedding fairs go, there are quite a few in the diary for the beginning of this year.
I will be drawing live caricatures in Cornwall at the following wedding fairs, so if you fancy sampling my services and getting a free caricature portrait, come along to one of the following events:
Kicking off with The Sparkle Winter Wedding Fair at Tregenna Castle on Saturday 23rd January from 3-9pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/995921207120871/).
The month will then be rounded off nicely at The Carnmarth Hotel for The Wedding Alliance wedding fair on 28th February from 11am-3pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/1652749155000822/).
Free caricature portraits will be drawn between 10am-3pm on Sunday 20th March at The St Mellion International Resort wedding fair.
The week after it's a BANK HOLIDAY people! To celebrate, my free caricature portraits will be available to all who attend the Married in Cornwall wedding fair at The Old Cattle Market in Helston on Good Friday (25th March) from 10.30am.
I hope to see some of you there!