Monday, 13 July 2015

100 Day Project! First 3 Flowers


I've decided to dedicate some time to the 100 day project.
I'm basing it on drawing, painting, collage etc.

So far I've done 3 days, all floral based. 
Setting a time limit and seeing what I can do in less than 30 minutes.

Here's where I am so far.

x x x

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Embroidery Magazine Feature

Hello there!

Something rather lovely happened last week.
My work was featured in Embroidery Magazine.
I've been a regular reader of the publication since I was a student, and to get a mention in there is a bit of a treat.

The editor Jo Hall works passionately to create a varied read with a fantastic range of artwork featured. So a big thanks to Jo for asking me to be a part.

Also to be interviewed by the rather fabulous Ian Wilson was something of an event. With Poppaea the parrot singing and talking to us from the corner of the room and collections of glorious ornaments and objects decorating the walls and shelves. Ian clearly is someone that has a fascination with the curious and a man after my own heart!

A lovely way to start July.
x x x

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Dachshunds And Floral Capes!

Good mornign!

Hope this week is treating you well.
This is Sophie, in her floral cape.
Never do I tire of drawing these gorgeous creatures.
And getting to add some pattern always adds to the joy.


Monday, 8 June 2015

Dogs In Flower Crowns And Birthdays!

Meet Pepper, a gorgeous commission of late wearing a floral crown.
I'm always thrilled when I'm asked to add a few accessories, especially when they are floral based!

As well as sharing this piece, I'll also let you in on the fact that it's my birthday.
Yep, I'm turing older, and hopefully wiser ; )

Have a super one too from me and Pepper

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Catching Up On Here! 3 Fabulous Commissions

It's been a while! Sorry, got busy after returning from New York.
(which I will post about very soon, it was very good)

Before I do that I need to share with you these 3 gorgeous commissions that happened before I went.
I was even able to deliver them by hand, in NYC!

Sadly two of these beautiful canines are no longer with us. I know they will be greatly missed, and I also know that the portraits will be totally treasured.
As I've said many times before I'm always very honoured to be given the duty of capturing memorial portraits. To be trusted with them is something I never take for granted.

Thank you Emma, I loved having them as models.
So here's Koko, Winnie and Valentino.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

I'm Off To New York, And I'm Excited!

I'm off to New York, and I must say I'm very happy about it.
The last, and first time I was there was around 6-7 years ago, and I had a wonderful time.
I found the city to be vibrant, enthusiastic and with a ton of things to see.
I've never looked up so much!

I'm off there for several reason/excuses!
Firstly I'm going to Surtex, not to show, but to help out some lovely ladies on their stand, Cloverly is the collective, and they are all super talented.
Secondly, I'm going to walk the show, see what it's all about.
Thirdly, I'll be seeing and staying with my wonderful and dear friend Ben Copperwheat.
Fourthly, I'll be meeting up with lots of other lovely people that I know, that either live there or are going to be visiting because of the show too!
And finally, I'll be seeing the city, looking at art, enjoying the surroundings and being joined by the other half, Mr Steve, at the end. We've always said we wanted to see it together, so now seems like the best time.

Can't wait. I'll be posting photos. Promise!

See you soon x x x

I'll leave you with Piko in New York x

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Pawsh Interview And An Etsy Deal!

This week I was delighted to be featured on Pawsh Magazines website.
I'd been approached by Laura to answer a few questions about how I work and what I've been up to.

Head over to Pawsh to see more canine related articles, some fabulous photography and also grab a special Pawsh discount of 20% off over at my Etsy shop with the code Pawsh20.