Friday, April 18, 2014

I'm popping my head out above all the work I'm swamped in to wish you a very Happy Easter. 
I like to think it's where the new year really begins and everything starts to grow.... new possibilities, sunshine again, blossom and buds everywhere, lambs skipping about, all the good stuff! I've been blessed to be so busy recently with some really dream clients and it's now 28 days to Surtex and counting. I feel like I've barely just begun, terrifying but exciting. Nothing like a deadline to pull it out the bag! Wish me luck! x

Monday, March 31, 2014

I'm so lucky to have my work selected to appear in the Surface Pattern Design Guide in the latest edition of Uppercase, out now. It's such a design dream, I'm honoured to be amongst so many other amazing designers in such a respected and elegant publication. Thanks Uppercase! 

Here's one of my designs featured.... go get it and be inspired!
Find out how to get hold of your copy here

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sorry, I've fallen off the blog train recently.... so much going on, my bowl is spilling over, something has to give! Working with some dream dream clients now and recently... lots of fantastic things in the pipeline... yay! Surtex is only 8 weeks away... I'm just about holding it together, arrgghhhh.....I'll be going with 3 sheets of A4 at this rate and hiding behind the other dotty wren girls.

 Also, my folks celebrated their golden anniversary last week. 50 years! They went back to the hotel where they'd had their honeymoon. Little lovebirds. Happy Anniversary Mum and Pops. I love, love, love you. x

Also, there's a lorra lorra ladybirds around at the moment... anyone else noticed that? My daughter said she'd got bitten by one... do ladybirds even bite, I don't know. 

Right, that's all for now.... will post again when I get a chance! Laters! :-) 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

On Mondays I've started running a doodle club at our local school.... I was imagining a nice little handful of girls turning up and we'd all draw pretty flowers but no... 20 kids signed up, half of them are boys. Boys don't want to draw flowers every week. Total rethink! But, so far it's been alright... one boy drew glasses and a moustache on his own face but apart from that it's going well. The best bit was today when one girl came up to show me the doodle she'd finished at home... it's so cool! I borrowed it to put it on here (above).
And here's another one of character faces we did the week before. Any more ideas happily welcome though... those boys just aren't going to like flowers for the rest of term! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I've been asked to be a part of Lovely Ink's free inspirational Art. There are 12 artists taking part, it's running for a year, and each month there'll be a new illustration for you to print out or save as your desktop wallpaper. Here's a little sum up of it.... 
Lovely Ink's mission is to uplift, to awaken a sense of wonder and to sprinkle inspiration around the world. Twelve amazing artists are coming together to deliver inspirational art in the form of a desktop wallpaper and 8x10" printable each month for a year starting on April 1, 2014.
So, keep following here each month. It's a little treat from us to you... because you're worth it! :-) 

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Merry March everyone. Hello Spring. That is all I have to say! 

Monday, February 24, 2014

I've been meaning to try this for about 2 years now, and I've seen some lovely ones recently. So, us Dotty Wrens are trying them out... this is mine.  My first ever attempt at an animated gif thing.   I forgot to add that Surtex is this May..... myself and the Dotty Wrens will be there..... come find us and say hello!!!