Saturday, 31 July 2010

The August Break

For the month of August I'm taking part in The August Break with Susannah Conway and oodles of bloggers. The idea is to take a photo a day and record it on our blogs. It's a bit of fun and a way to be more present throughout this summer. I've been getting into the swing of things and my little camera has been everywhere with me for the last few days.

Anyone fancy joining in?

Thursday, 22 July 2010


There are quite a few things making me feel like this at the moment! I'm hoping a break will refresh me. I  aim to be back soon with new artwork!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

SPRING feature and a Giveaway!

The lovely ladies over at the group blog called SPRING contacted me recently and asked me to take part in one of their monthly features. SPRING is a site all about inspiration in bloom. Each month they do video chats about different topics that are inspiring for a creative, intentional life. This month they are covering the topic of self-care and they have featured my artwork to illustrate this! My Bathtime print is up for grabs so have a wander over there for a good old read and a chance to win a freebie.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

An Oasis

I rested in this little oasis at market yesterday. It's hot here at the moment. We are in the middle of what's known as a 'calima' . The air is full of dust blown over from the Sahara and it increases the temperature. Not particularly pleasant for the lungs either but it will blow over in a day or so. I think I'll stay shuttered up in my little house 'til then.

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Illustration Friday 'Diary'

My Diary for this week, putting it down like this makes me realise what an easy life I have! Until I start work in September that is....

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Illustration Friday 'Giant'

My submission for Illustration Friday,'Giant'as in giant hills like the one we climbed up to watch sunset the other evening...

It was really stunning, though I did feel a little queasy at the top, it's a long way down....

Monday, 5 July 2010

New Bags For The Girls

I made my turquoise and pink loving friends some new summer bags. Aren't they pretty? and the bags are alright too!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Good Stuff

Found via Audrey Hepburn Complex wow, that girl has such good taste

Zalita's Flickr stream ( I think I need to bake some cupcakes!)

Hand Tranfers from Cox and Cox

Cat Cafes are increasingly popular in Japan. I found this fascinating ...'In an increasingly childless and aging nation, cat cafes fill a void. The more fortunate Japanese are the middle-aged couples who cradle Dachshunds like grandchildren at car dealerships and the young women who hand feed their Maltese puppies on park benches. For those who live with long work hours, no-pet apartments and work-related travel, there are cat cafes.' Just look at those attentive cats, I'd like to think they are listening to a wonderful fairy tale but I reckon someones got some tasty food there.