Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Happy Christmas!!

Wishing you all a magical christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Illustration Friday - Skinny

Little Daisy looked at her long skinny shadow and wished that she were taller....

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The road to Nowhere...

Getting Nowhere fast....

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Everyone is welcome!!

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Monday, 7 September 2009


"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."~ Booker T Washington

This old drawing is a favourite of mine, it was one of the first images I ever posted for Illustration Friday...

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


He crept downstairs and cautiously peered around the edge of the door...

Monday, 10 August 2009


"Avoid being impatient ~ remember time brings roses."
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Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Moongazing Hare..

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I decided it was time to update my blog, so here is my new modified blog header.... :)
I will be changing the colours on here and putting up the new header later in the week.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Lazy, hazy summer days....

"Idle" for Illustration Friday...
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Wednesday, 22 July 2009


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Tuesday, 14 July 2009


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Thursday, 2 July 2009


I have had the pleasure of being interviewed for the very first time by Elena French on her blog Elena's Easel, Elena is an illustrator that shares my love of colour pencils, she creates beautiful children's art and illustrations. Please stop by her blog and take a look..

please click here for interview
I will not be participating in Illustration Friday this week as my beloved old laptop suddenly stopped working this week, so I have had to replace it and will be spending the week loading software and doing all the other tricky and time consuming things that need to be done....
and pulling my hair out no doubt!!! :)

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Illustration Friday - Worn

Joe had worn his little fox costume so often, it was starting to feel like a second skin...

Tuesday, 23 June 2009


I wasn't happy with this image so I decided to work into it a little more, I think it works better with the contrast of the sun against the darkening sky..

They watched the clouds slowly drifting across the setting sun.....

Monday, 15 June 2009

Illustration Friday - Unfold

As the flower unfolded they saw a tiny little boy nestled in it's petals...

Monday, 8 June 2009

Illustration Friday - Craving

Alice could hear in the little bird's song just how much he craved his freedom...

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Illustration Friday - Adapt

Maisie adapted her mother's old sheets into the wings she had always wanted....

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

For Mikka...

I found a link to Ksenia's sad story on Maryam's blog. Ksenia recently lost her husband in tragic circumstances and is making a book in his memory for their little daughter.The book's name is "Mishkina knizhka" which has a double meaning in Russian – The little bear’s book and Misha's book (that is Mikka's real name).

I decided to join Maryam in taking part in this project by sending my "Little Bear" illustration, please take the time to join us if you can...

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Ring a Ring o' Roses

Ring a-ring o' roses,
A pocketful of posies.
a-tissue!, a-tissue!.
We all fall down.

Illustration Friday - Contagious

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Illustration Friday - Parade

Finished image and initial sketch..

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Illustration Friday - Hierarchy

Anna was fascinated by the hierarchy of the ant world..

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Illustration Friday - Impossibility

" Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Illustration Friday - Fleeting

"My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life”
~Omar Khayyam

In memory of my beautiful friend Kate, who died a year ago this week...

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Illustration Friday - Talisman

I have spent many hours of my life searching for my lucky talisman...
I am yet to find it... :)

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Illustration Friday - Poise

A dewdrop poised to fall...

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Happy Renee Day!!

Happy Birthday Renee!
I hope you have a happy and relaxing day....
When I was invited to join in with your Birthday celebrations, I spent a lot of time thinking about what I could draw for you..... I sketched some birthday ideas but none of them seemed right. I went to your blog (Circling My Head) and read more of your beautiful posts, after spending a lot of time thinking about you and how your words make me feel, I drew this picture.... I hope you like it...
Happy Birthday my friend
lots of love
please visit Renee's blog and send her birthday wishes..

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Illustration Friday - Breezy 2

I have had this image in my mind all week and just had to put it on paper....

Monday, 2 March 2009

Illustration Friday - Breezy

A kite flying day!!
An old image revisited..

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Illustration Friday - Instinct

Instinct told Little Red Riding Hood to keep very still......

Monday, 16 February 2009

Illustration Friday - Celebrate

Goldilocks and baby bear celebrate the first signs of spring!!

Sunday, 15 February 2009


A little while ago I was nominated for a couple of awards but I have been really busy so I would now like to take this opportunity to thank Indigene and Alicia for so kindly giving them to me, they are both such talented artists and I truly appreciate them thinking of me...
before I accept these awards I am supposed to list seven things I love, so here goes..

1. I love springtime when the garden bursts back into bloom and the world becomes green again.

2. I love to sing, I think perhaps everyone else hates it but I love it! :D

3. I love Art... whether it be sculpture, photography, painting or drawing, I love looking at it and creating it.

4. I love children, for their innocence, their truthfulness but most of all for their limitless imagination..

5. I love antique shops where I can look at beautiful things that transport me back to days gone by..

6. I love the sea, I was born in a seaside town and miss it terribly, I visit the coast as often as I can but not as much as I would like..

7. and last but certainly not least I love my family, they are an odd little clan but I love em!!..... :)

I would like to pass these creative awards along to :-

because I think you are all wonderful artists....
(if you are busy or if you are uncomfortable with the idea of tagging please feel free to accept these awards without passing them on...)

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Illustration Friday - Time

Time flies so hang on tight!!

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Illustration Friday - Flawed

The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.

Havelock Ellis 1914

something a little different this week.....

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Illustration Friday - Climbing

Flossy loved climbing up into the flowers so that she could swing from the poppy heads..
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Friday, 16 January 2009

Illustration Friday - Pale

I am busy at the moment creating images for a black and white gallery on my website so I thought I would post my little moonboy drawing for this weeks illustration friday..

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Illustration Friday - Contained

It's good to be back!
Happy New Year Everyone!!!