collage plants…

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Some new collage pot plants x



Friday, January 30th, 2015

So todays plans went to pot, my mum has kindly taken the boys out for a few hours, and since I have a newly decorated work room, thought i’d have a go at taping up some of my print outs. Struggling to get good colour translation from screen to paper, tried several printers some are much better than others.

Snow update —- its melted, a load of fuss over nothing x



Friday, January 30th, 2015

A bit of a rant from me. It has snowed here over the last few days – yesterday I was at work, it snowed heavily, I then had to leave work – it took me 3 hours to drive what normally takes me 20 minutes, grrrrr. Today we woke up to more snow, so my sons school is closed and my youngest son’s pre school is closed. It appears that when it snows here everything stops. Not happy as Friday is normally my design work day and I had loads I wanted to do, so instead I will probably end up outside in the cold on a sledge – grrrrr.


This collage was done a few days ago when I was clearly in a better mood x





Sunday, January 25th, 2015

Had a busy week, hence no posts.

I have been trying to get ideas in motion for some prints to sell. I have had lots of enquiries about my animal faces so I think these will feature as small postcard prints and maybe bigger. I just need a spare couple of days to get it up and running (i never have a spare couple of days..) oh well sure I can find time working late somehow!

These are just some ideas x



Friday, January 16th, 2015

Just escaped to my screen for half an hour – today I wrote a list of all the things I would realistically like to do this year with my work. One thing that I need to do soon is open an online shop, i would love to sell some prints, some of my mixed media collage work and maybe some handmade items, now I realise I’m being fairly ambitious to think that this will happen overnight, but if I start with a few things then I can expand my range.

All the work i do in my sketchbook generally is when I can find a spare half hour in the evening after putting the boys to bed, and I’d like that those ideas form part of some things i sell. I faffed a bit tonight, scanned in some of the pages and created another pattern alike to what I did yesterday and I think these repeated patterns would work great printed on fabric or for maybe wrapping paper. So the (not so grand plan) begins – I need to aim to get things going and get started in amongst all my other work and just day to day stuff, watch this space! Also hopefully soon i will have a proper website which should be great and will give me more space to show my portfolio. Blimey I’ve never written so much for a post before, normally its just a line and the imagery does the talking …

here is the pattern from my paper collages x


more pages…

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

I have done some more collage work tonight, scanned it all in and created a repeat pattern, could imagine this print on pyjamas.. x



pattern mix up….

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Sharing a new pattern, a combination of a couple of things i’ve done recently, my cats and the florals x


spring patterns….

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

I turned a few simple sketches into a page of pattern tonight, colours have a hint that spring isn’t too far off x


rainy days..

Monday, January 12th, 2015

I don’t think we have yet had a proper winter, with proper snow. Instead we have had a lot of rain, its brolly and wellies day today…



Sunday, January 11th, 2015

I have noticed in recent weeks that my daily page views seem to be increasing, so thank you very much for reading!


And also just sharing a page of painted cats from my sketchbook x