Monday, 31 May 2010
Friday, 28 May 2010
I thought my D is for dog was looking a little too realistic to sit with my other animals so I have redone D with a colourful, patterned duck. I was trying to keep my palette neutral but the pink just sneaked in there.
On a happy note my cat seems a lot perkier and looks like he'll pull through. We very nearly lost him to
Feline hepatic lipidosis He had only gone without eating for a few days but his liver had turned fatty in that short time probably due to an earlier pancreatic problem that hadn't been diagnosed. If you have a cat it's worth reading the link above. Here is Jeremy with funny socks on and a saggy little shaved belly.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Sunday, 23 May 2010
My submission for Illustration Friday. The theme is 'Early', not immediately obvious I know but I was thinking along the lines of being early for a party, hence everything is still laid out in a nice orderly fashion. I like an odd assortment of chairs myself, don't you? Please click on the image for a clearer view.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
and a cross being as it was a christening cake and all.
Then I just about got time to make create two new animals for my alphabet.
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
The pinky red and greens are really stunning in this picture and I like the simplicity of the flowers in the foreground against the detail of that vintage looking pram. Beautiful!
Monday, 17 May 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010
Thursday, 13 May 2010
I picked up this leaflet in Barcelona years ago. The brights on the neutral background get me every time and I love the lettering. I used this as colour inspiration along with the photos of old Canarian buildings to start an idea today.
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
My ecards are now available over at Pingg.com I couldn't be happier with how they look. Pingg is an online invitation and announcement website were people can choose a unique design from the work of artists, photographers, illustrators, stationery co's and other creative geniuses. In return, artists have another medium in which to share their art with hosts and their guests, and spread their work to thousands of eager party-goers and serial-holiday-greeters.
Sunday, 9 May 2010
This is my submission for Illustration Friday. This weeks theme is 'Fearless'. I played around with inks for the background on this one as I often go for a plain white or solid colour.
I spent a while this morning looking through some of my favourite childrens book illustrators. Here are just a few that I find hugely inspiring.
The wonderful Mary Blair.
The fabulous Don Madden.
The amazing Brian Wildsmith.
Thursday, 6 May 2010
I have lots of lovely photo's today. I've been to one of my favourite places. A place where I get delicious organic veggies
A place where there are beautiful flowers
And lots of hilarious animals!
This lucky guy lives here with lots of hens.
And sweet Mary the duck lives in here with 2 terrapins and 2 iguanas!
Isn't she beautiful?
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Paint Your Picture as You Go
If only I could reach you
Put my hand close to your heart
Let you know that all is well
That your life’s a work of art
If only I could teach you
To paint your picture as you go
Dream your dreams as big as mountains
That you climb them as you grow
Are you looking for direction
For my wisdom, for my cue
Then ‘tis to listen to your own path
Know yourself in all you do
poem by Jo Gopsill
I've been working on some illustrations for a friend who writes heart warming poetry about children. Like to hear more? Feel free to leave comments, we would love to hear what you have to say.
Monday, 3 May 2010
Sunday, 2 May 2010
My submission for Illustration Friday. The theme is cocoon. It just got me thinking about being all cosied up in a sleeping bag maybe camping in the woods or something. Of course I'd bring my cat for the adventure or he'd feel left out.