Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Where is the time going......

I seem to have spent most of this year wishing it away....but hang on .... I'm enjoying it now so hopefully it will slow down?!?

It is allllready nearly Wednesday which can only mean one thing...final Crit!
I've been illustrating a beautiful poem by James Fenton called Out of Danger.
 Here is Verse 4...

Sunday, 27 November 2011

..on a windy Sunday afternoon..

..there is nothing better than some forest creativity. I had a wonderful blustery walk over to Hylands House this morning and am now very content with a Sunday roast in my tum and a very happy 'steaming' and newly bathed Badger curled up next to me.

Here is a spread I am working on at the moment....

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Not sure of the destination...

..but I'm liking the journey so far!

For those who don't know... I moved into my little Nutshell nearly 2 weeks ago and it is fair to say am now a very contentimified Nut! I have set up the studio (studio sounds far too grand a word for what is essentially a teeny tiny back room with far too many green stripes for my liking) but I have managed to fit in all my creative items and am enjoying the physical and emotional space to create and be back doing what I most enjoy.

My work seems to be taking a whole new direction and I'm sure 'Nut Manor' has had something to do with it.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


...without thinking of an outcome or worrying about doing the 'perfect drawing' (is there such a thing?!) I have been happy producing collage and mono printed ladies and forests.....

 Finally my stamps are useful....

Monday, 10 October 2011

Draw how you feel...

Sometimes you just need to draw how you feel!

..there I feel better now :D

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Chelmsford Arts Trail 2011

Oh dear.....maybe not left enough time to get everything ready......I'm sure it will be fine :) I'm getting excited now!!!

...the World really is my Oyster!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Work in progress...

Just wanted to share some of the bits and pieces I have been working on. I have managed to mock up some of the ideas for a story involving Badger and his new toy. This is currently just in dip pen and ink but I am going to try and experiement soon with some additional colour in either water colour or inks...or both.

I have also been producing some screen prints I haven't yet managed to finish all the different colour layers yet but here as a taste...guess what it is?

I have also been sketchbookingifying some ideas around the next 'homework' project with the lovely illustrator's group at Just Imagine (If you are local in Chelmsford and haven't been yet....GO...and take your Credit card...it is an amazing aladdin's cave...a dangerous place for Children's Book lovers!).

Jellyfish wear jumpers right?!?

Friday, 24 June 2011

....it's been too long...

...so things in life are like buses they say....so true...I have been off being creative I promise, I've just been spectacularly rubbish at posting...it's obviously turning 30...decaying brain cells?!

A photo blitz is called for....

...I turned 30 in Greece...beautiful

...handmade fused glass from Greece came home with me :)

I did some sorting in the 'studio'

..I've become addicted to doodling bikes...

...and still additcted to keys as ever....

it says "It is often the last key on the ring that open the door" lets hope there's some truth in that...

......off to Portobello with friends hopefully I'll come back with some more keys to add to my collection :)

.....found these wonderful laser cut cards in paperchase!

....found out that a bit of creativity zen and teamwork makes Hazel a very happy nut :)

...thought I couldn't possibly fall even more in love with books than I currently am....then my Penguin cover postcards arrived...I haven't stopped drooling over them since

.... for Dad

...see I haven't been wasting my time...loads more to follow I hope. Who knows what's round the corner- I can't wait to find out!