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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.






Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Not a very scary dinosaur

It's only a quick simple one but I drew a little dinosaur for Daily__doodle on twitter - the word was 'dinosaur' for the late Richard Attenborough. I realised as I went to start drawing I don't remember actually drawing a dinosaur before... right girly girl me!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Daily Doodle - Veruca Salt

Yesterday I discovered Daily_doodle on twitter - they tweet daily something to illustrate and share what people have drawn. How exciting! So this is my first go:

You can find my twitter here, do please follow me!


Monday, 18 August 2014

trying to find a balance

This only really captures a small amount of what I've been up to lately. In the last year I've become a homeowner, gardener (learning), swimmer (recreational) and part time very healthy eater. As well as the things I was already - greetings card designer, MA student, Auntie, sister, daughter, daydreamer. Busy but fun!


Friday, 1 August 2014

Book sneaky peek

I haven't really posted much of the book I've been working on for my MA, so there's lots to come yet... Here's a couple of pictures I've shared on my facebook and twitter today.





Monday, 23 June 2014

New designs in Waitrose!

Oh dear, my poor little blog has been so deserted lately... I should draw a tumbleweed :( It's not because I've been doing nothing though.. it's the opposite. I will back this up with visual evidence as soon as I can.

In the meantime... these are a couple of my designs I illustrated at Hallmark for Waitrose. They have come into store recently and I've just received the samples. Hooray!!!