something to brighten a dull day :-)

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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some more watercolour patterns x

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its bank holiday monday and its raining…

Monday, August 31st, 2015

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jungle faces…

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

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tiger….

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Not sure why but I drew a Tiger tonight….

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small sketchbook…

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

I made a sketchbook ages ago at work, it’s a really nice size – small enough to take out with me. So whilst I’m really struggling for time the book comes with me and so do my pens, so when I get a minute I can sit and sketch in amongst the chaos… here is the progress so far…

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monday…

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Another week and a half still school starts — can you tell i’m counting down the days??? :-)) Off to buy the youngest his school uniform today, he starts in reception next week, a big step,but he is so ready for it (and I am too!)

Sara Castro Monteiro is continuing to run a series of interviews on her blog, i feel quite honoured to be asked amongst the other designers, they are all very successful and very talented, I would love to achieve what they have in my design career. Today her interview with Lizzie Mackay is up on her blog – stunning work take a read here. If you didn’t read my interview the link is here.

Just a few patterned pen drawn cats for today!

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sunday…

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

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green…

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Green has to be my favourite colour….

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a glimpse….

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

I always am intrigued to see other peoples workspaces, I have a bit of a long term dream…… to one day have my own room where i can put all my things (which are currently either at my desk or in the loft) and be able to shut the door to the mess. It wouldn’t have to be big – just enough space for a desk and storage and lots of daylight. I follow Jane Foster and she has recently had a studio built in her garden – its looks amazing, white walls, lots of light and as always she has filled it with all her lovely brightly coloured prints and textile pieces. So the plan is one day to do something similar. In the meantime I shouldn’t moan as i have pretty much taken over one of the rooms downstairs, but quite often behind my desk on the floor is either a big new lego creation, a train track or just general boy stuff…. So I’m just sharing a few pictures of my desk and storage etc. Also I have a new obsession with succulents, in recent months they seem to be everywhere, I like the fact they are really low maintenance but still look really good!

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My cat is always on my desk, nice company apart from when she stands on my keyboard and deletes what is on screen… The 2 paintings you can see on the grey board are by Amy Blackwell, she does such lovely little illustrations.

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My brother made me this unit whilst I was doing my degree, it was made especially for A1 paper so its really deep, I managed this week to find space for it and filled it with my books, sketchbooks etc.

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And finally some shots of my succulents which are now housed in some really sweet patterned cups.

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more paper…

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

I like the instant nature of working with collage and paper and then I enjoy what i can do with it on screen, another day another character… x

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