Tuesday, 16 December 2008


I will not be posting again till after christmas, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone out there in the land of blog, a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Illustration Friday - Balloon

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Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Illustration Friday - Pretend

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the original drawing..

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Illustration Friday - Wise

" A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men."
Anonymous, Also used in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

Monday, 3 November 2008

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Illustration Friday - Late

Late for the Halloween party!

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Illustration Friday - Strings

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - L'autunno (Autumn) II, adagio for strings
played by Goldilocks and Baby Bear..

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Monday, 15 September 2008

Illustration Friday - Island

The lovely Carli from Carli's corner has kindly given me an award,
I am supposed to pass this on but unfortunately I have got a nasty cold and I'm not feeling very well so I'm going to bow out of this one..
Thankyou Carli!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Illustration Friday - Clutter

I decided this week after looking at other blogs that I would show a little of my drawing process. So above is my initial sketch for clutter..
I then scanned the image into photoshop and played around a little to make colour decisions. I often do this as it helps me to perceive the final image..

and so begins the long process of colouring..

and many hours later.... the finished illustration!!

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Illustration Friday - Routine

A welcome interruption to the everyday routine...
I made this image for the contact page for my website and thought I could submit it for Illustration Friday too... :)

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Illustration Friday - Detach

sometimes you just have to detach yourself from the crowd and be a little different...

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Illustration Friday - Sail

I have been given an award!

The very talented Lisa M Griffin has kindly given me an award

the people I wish to nominate are:-

Tom, Nancy, Bella Sinclair, Jess, Karen, Vickie and Katrice

I would like to thank all of these talented artists for their kindness and support..

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Monday, 21 July 2008

Monday, 14 July 2008

Monday, 7 July 2008

Illustration Friday - Sour

sweet & sour!

I have been given a blog award!!

This is a pleasant surprise from the lovely Nancy Lefko.

I was also very kindly nominated by Tom, Vickie and Katrice,

thankyou all so much I feel very honoured..

the 7 people I have chosen to pass it on to are
Jess , Tammie Lee , Fran , Eric Barclay , Cata , Linda and Lucia
there were several more blogs I could have chosen, it was very difficult to whittle it down to seven...

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Illustration Friday - Hoard

An old idea recycled with a new twist...

Tuesday, 17 June 2008


Q: Why is it hard to play cards in the jungle?

A: There are too many cheetahs!


Tuesday, 29 April 2008

illustration friday - wrinkles

final version after much fretting and cropping...!!!

I cropped this drawing because I was not very happy with the original image, I loved the grandmothers face but I felt the girls face was not quite right, I think it works ok with just the childs hand... but I'm happiest with the cropped version of them both.

Friday, 18 April 2008

In memory of Kate...

In memory of my beautiful friend Kate who tragically died this week.
Please click on the image to view a larger version.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Illustration Friday - Fail

I couldn't resist it!! :)
a little photoshop magic..

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Illustration Friday - Homage

Homage to the magic of childhood....

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Tuesday, 18 March 2008


another drawing for illustration friday, a bit different to my usual stuff but I enjoyed making it!

Friday, 14 March 2008

Illustration Friday - Garden

This is my first attempt to link to the Illustration friday site, I hope I can do it!!

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

The Owl and the Pussycat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!”

Pussy said to the Owl, “You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! Too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?”
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

“Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?” Said the Piggy, “I will.”
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Edward Lear

I still want to make one more image for this poem of the Owl and the Pussycat dancing on the sand in the moonlight...