Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Magical winter wishes....

Wishing you all a magical Christmas and a happy New Year!

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

My Christmas Cards for sale on Etsy...





All three of the above illustrations are now available as Christmas Cards online. If you click on the images you will be taken straight to my Etsy shop...
I am relatively new to Etsy and I'm finding it all very exciting, if not a little daunting! I haven't sold very much yet but it is such a HUGE marketplace, I am hoping that one day soon my little itsy bitsy Etsy shop will get noticed! :)

Friday, 29 October 2010

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Penny farthing

There's nothing quite like old fashioned transportation...
please click on image for larger view
At long last my etsy shop is up and running! Please click on the link below and take a look.. I am slowly filling it with stock. Most of my work is quite large so I am listing the bigger prints first but smaller ones will be listed soon.. :)

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Immovable

I originally created this drawing for the Illustration prompt " Heavy" a couple of years ago. When I used it for that word I was thinking about supporting others or being supported in times of trouble.. Strangely now that I am using it to illustrate the word "immovable" which has completely different connotations, suddenly the head looks almost too heavy to hold, the expression on his face seems stubborn and almost malevolent... The supporting person looks exhausted rather than strong...
funny how one word can change our perception...

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Atmosphere - Illustration Friday

When I saw the word "Atmosphere" for this weeks Illustration Friday challenge, I instantly thought of this drawing...

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Stargazing...

Contemplating the Cosmos......

Monday, 19 July 2010

Wedding Mice...

My Daughter and her boyfriend have recently announced that they are to be married, we are all delighted and many plans are being made for the special day. I just thought I would share with you the little Bride and Groom that are going out on the wedding invitations....

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Sugar Nellie stamp release!!


My character stamps have been released over at Sugar Nellie , I am very pleased with how they have turned out and I'm loving seeing the cards that their wonderful design team are making with them! :)

Please click on image above for a link to their shop..

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Work in progress...

The word for this weeks Illustration Friday was "Slither" so here is my interpretation of the word... unfortunately it is not quite finished but I will post again when it is done...

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

May Dew

The Dew Collector
When I saw the word "Early" for this weeks illustration Friday I kept thinking of this little drawing so here he is once again!
In Britain there is an old wives tale that says that the May dew has magical properties and that any one that washes their face in it will have a beautiful complexion all year round. So early in the morning on the 1st of May young girls would rush out into their gardens to collect the morning Dew. I think that they would have found this little fellow very helpful...

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Equipment


Sophie liked to think she was always adequately equipped to deal with any eventuality...

Friday, 14 May 2010

Sugar Nellie


I just thought I would share the news with you that I have been working on some stamp designs for Sugar Nellie.

I am really happy to be joining their team, I love the work of their other illustrators, some of whom I have known through the blogosphere for quite some time; Diane Duda, Mary Hall and Leanne Ellis are some of their artists whose work I admire very much.

I have created 6 stamp designs based on some of my colour pencil drawings, I cannot divulge which ones they are just yet.... but as soon as they are released I will let you know! :)

Friday, 7 May 2010

Fearless

When I saw the word for this weeks Illustration Friday, I instantly thought about this drawing which has been hiding away in one of my sketchbooks for a long, long time... you don't get much more fearless than this little girl!!

Friday, 30 April 2010

Get ahead get a hat!


I have been a little busy lately and unfortunately have not been able to participate in Illustration Friday. When I saw the word for this week I kept thinking of the phrase " Get ahead, get a hat!" and this little lady in her Mummy's big hat kept popping into my mind. I couldn't resist making a quick sketch of her... :)

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Rescue


My artwork on Illustration Pages..

The drawing I made for "propagate" for IF a couple of weeks ago has been used as an illustration for an article on http://www.illustrationpages.com/ . Illustration Pages is a site that highlights the facebook pages and online stores of visual artists from around the globe.

The article is about people that quietly persist through adversity despite perhaps not being nurtured in an ideal environment. I was really happy to be asked to contribute.. :)

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

I Heart Design Awards - 2010


I won the award!! :)
I feel so honoured to have such lovely blogging friends that have taken the time to vote for me, so I just want to say a great big
THANKYOU!! to you all,
I really appreciate your support.. xxxxx
I'd also like to say a big thankyou to Valerie over at Studio Rose Flash blog for putting together such a fun event.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Brave Betty



Betty stoically prepared herself for battle with the monsters that lived under her bed....

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Sleep well Renee...

Goodbye to our darling friend Renee we will all miss you.....
xoxoxo

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

I HEART DESIGN AWARDS -2010 edition


Someone has very kindly nominated me for the "I HeartDesign Awards 2010" if you like my work please visit and vote for me...

Thankyou! xxx

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Adrift..

I drew this picture for my friend Renee's birthday last year, when I saw the word "adrift" this week I instantly thought of it... Renee is very ill at the moment, she is a wonderful, inspirational woman and I am reposting this illustration as a tribute to her courage and strength....
love you Renee... xoxoxo

Thursday, 4 February 2010

The Kiss

The magic of the first kiss.....
A stamp of "The Kiss" is available at Crafty Sentiments online store.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

"RIBBIT!"

Sophie's clumsy attempts at magic failed to produce a cute, fluffy bunny.... no matter how much she tried to focus her mind it just didn't happen...
"RABBIT!.. RABBIT!.. RABBIT!..... " "RIBBIT!!"
(Please click on image for larger version)