Thursday 10 December 2009

lost in a forest

voila...some dodgy photos of my first embossed tree/buildings/gold leaf leaves picture...i'll attempt better photos later. I can't quite work out if it's finished...any advice will be greatly recieved!

Monday 7 December 2009

have yourself a chirpy little christmas

I've been busy busy making christmas cards - now available to buy at Melanie Giles Hairdressing on Walcot street in Bath, or if not get in touch and arrangements can be made!

The blue tit features a blue foil quiff and gold leaf tummy and he's perkily perched on an embossed twig. He's packaged in a blue envelope.

while the robin has a glittery red breast and a gold tummy, he too has landed on an embossed twig. All this, in a red envelope for a mere £3!!

more trees

...and here is an experiment with embossed trees and buildings after a session at Bath print studio

trees and an owl

I believe I may have mentioned that I've been cutting out trees for some embossing...well here they are in the wild, complete with wildlife (check out the cheeky little owl)!

Saturday 28 November 2009

sunday make up school

uh-oh, I've been incredibly rubbish with my blog recently - poor thing...still I have been busy making tickets for the "sunday school" make up lessons at Melanie Giles Hairdressing...and cutting out tree and twig shapes for some embossing fun - coming soon! (promise)

Monday 19 October 2009

mostly moths

today I have mostly been printing moths...on handmade (not by me) paper...and to think I've spent a lot of time recently swatting at all the moths that have been munching on my cardigans!

Friday 16 October 2009

peachy speech bubbles

animal magic

I found this scan of the cat power cd cover I made for maddy ages ago - I seem to have gone speech bubble crazy recently...and I have plans for more. I ran past a cat on the canal the other morning and it gave me such a snooty "what do you think you're doing disturbing me" look - cats are great (officially).

I just had to take this photo the other day - sunny flat, typewriter AND bunny lamp - what a winning combination!

Friday 25 September 2009

jeepers creepers and more twitchy twitching

jeeeeeeepers - it's been far too long since my last post...anyway...(ahem)...I've been working on some ideas for an up and coming little business called Log Cabin

mixed up smudgy carbon paper drawing of houses and very fancy log cabins

I'm hoping one day these dawn chorus birds might make it on to a t-shirt

Monday 17 August 2009


warbler on white wood

cuckoo card
cuckoo sur canvas

I printed these little feathery friends today - something I've had planned for a while, they're to use as props on a photoshoot but they also make NICE cards (if I do say so myself).

Tuesday 11 August 2009

grrrrrrrrrrrizzly old bears

I've been thinking about bears quite a bit recently, so I thought I'd post an old favourite drawing featuring the hairy blighters. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

stationery holder

went to visit the stationery tidy I printed on today - it's good to see it being well and truly used!...and now its time for details (cue 'Take Heart' gallery style music)...

I'm particularly enjoying the snake!

Wednesday 29 July 2009

rainy days

crooked rain zig zag book

jeepers...can it get any more rainy this summer????? Not happy, but at least it made me do a better version of my rainy drawings.

ooh it looks tiny in the world of the's some luxury close ups to show the details.

Monday 20 July 2009

MA Work from a couple(ish) of years ago

my second year project at St Martins was about business men chatting about just how constantly busy they are...and it heralds the beginning of my photocopy obsession, I do like a bit of lo-fi technology.

these two were part of my final show and called 'I don't go to work to make friends'...based on a phone conversation I happened to overhear on the train home one evening. They're pretty big images, each section is A3, which is why it's hard to see much in this teeny tiny format.

'At the end of the day' - annoying phrase but check out the lovely surface quality!

Thursday 16 July 2009

melanie giles make up guide and last year's party invite

make up booklet for Melanie Giles hairdressing on Walcot Street in Bath - possibly the nicest hairdressers in the world - with great coffee too

party invite - it's from last year so don't try to go!

lovely deer

lovely grumpy ginger tom and a deer in a snowglobe...of course!

flamingo a go go

a quick kitchen table screen print on a handmade paper zigzag book

a few of my favourite things (well 2 of them and lots of pens))

houses and office blocks

tin tabernacle - there's an amazing book by Ian Smith with loads of the stripey gems. This label was one of many hanging up in the cafe at Baileys.

one of my first attempts at a photocopy transfer on wood...turned out nice, one day there'll be a huge papery print of houses like this, took lots of photos the other day, I was a little worried someone might shout at me for taking sneaky shots of their house...

buildings printed on handmade tissue (the light ones are printed on the reverse)

i heart boats

some slightly older boat drawings...there will be more, I have some oil tankers lined up, along with some lovely Staten Island ferries complete with the statue of liberty.

there is a bigger version of this with more boats and much more sea, I overheard someone say that the person who spent all that time doing dotted lines for the sea must be crazy...not true!