Thursday, 25 June 2015

Asda George designs

I have some new designs in the new Asda George range that I have designed at UK Greetings. Really happy with how nicely the samples have turned out.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Primary School Visit - St John's, Bollington

Last month, I spent a wonderful afternoon at St John's Primary School in Bollington, Cheshire. I was invited to talk to the school assembly about being an illustrator and designer and about my ongoing development of children's book ideas. I was quite nervous at first, but the pupils were as good as gold and they listened very carefully and put their hands up to ask questions or to tell me their own little stories.

After the assembly, it was activity time with years 4, 5 and 6! I took along my little friend to help me... his name is Bobbin. He is a penguin. He has a Facebook page and everything!

Bobbin was so excited for his big adventure, he packed his little bum bag with all kinds of things that a penguin could need... where Bobbin ended up on his adventures was up to the kids! Here is some of their brilliant work, I was so impressed and inspired by their creative ideas!

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Lucy & Rich Wedding Invites

Yesterday, it was the wedding of my lovely friends Lucy and Richard. Here are their wedding invitations and save the date magnets, which I illustrated for them. A gorgeous afternoon tea followed the ceremony at The Black Swan in Helmsley, which was the requested theme of the invites, printed on a rustic brown card to suit the relaxed and sweet feel of the whole day...

Friday, 15 May 2015

Daily Doodle WackyWolf

This was my quick little warm up today for Daily Doodle! The theme was Wacky Wolf...
Will share more soon about what I've been up to lately including penguins, school trips and circussy-things...

Friday, 6 February 2015

Emily Sutton Town and Country at YSP

I went on a lovely inspirational trip today to see Emily Sutton's Town and Country exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Emily's work was awe-inspiring, the skilfully drawn tiny details in her illustrations are beautifully combined with her playful, free approach to shape, colour and perspective. Just amazing!

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Love and pancakes

It's been a busy old year so far! I've been illustrating wedding invites for a friend (which I will post soon) as well as lots of other odd jobs between working the day job. I am massively excited for pancake day, but unfortunately the UK card market doesn't make pancake day cards.. so here are some Valentine's day designs instead! Featuring my character illustrations, in a Sainsbury's near you now!

Sainsbury's Mum design

One of my cards I spotted in Sainsbury's last week! I'll be posting a few of these as they filter into the stores... It's a range I have developed using characters and scenarios I came up with...

Friday, 28 November 2014

Turkey Leftovers

Well it's been a few weeks now since my MA show finished and I've been keeping very busy... I've been back into uni to chat to degree students about their projects and I also did a talk at Barnsley College - 10 years after leaving - that was a lovely experience!

I've been brainstorming some ideas and planning pages for some new portfolio work but was struggling to get going on the actual drawings, feeling slightly rusty after not doing as much drawing the last few weeks. So I looked to see what the theme was on Daily Doodle... I got rather into this warm up exercise and I've exercised my odd brain as well as my right hand. Hooray!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

MA show starts!

I thought I'd share a few pictures from some of my MA work. I have written and illustrated a book called Put Your Feet Up. The show starts tomorrow and I am one very exhausted lady right now! So I will share just a few, go get in my pyjamas, eat something... and will post more about the work I've been doing very very soon.