Tuesday, 21 September 2010


The theme for Illustration Friday this week is 'Acrobat'. So good to find the headspace to create again! I'm off to check out the other submissions.... 

Saturday, 18 September 2010


I knew my new job as an art teacher would take up an awful lot of time and prevent me from producing my own work for a while, and it does, but I am loving it so much and the research is one of the best parts. I'm learning all sorts of things and discovering some wonderful artists. I have been doing some still life classes based on plants with the students and this led me to search Etsy for 'Botanical' under the art section. I found some lovelies. The gorgeous dark print above is by ashleyg. 

 These 'Magic Mushrooms' are by Illumino. I love the colours and shapes.

'Succulent' is an original by Leelaford. This shop is bursting with beautiful colourful pictures of plants and flowers.

LeiLiLaLoo is a favourite shop of mine and there is a sale going on at the mo. The pictures are so bright and cheery, such fun titles too, this one is 'Alice is Looking for her Dottie Dress'. Lovely!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Illustration Friday 'Dessert'

What could be better than a huge slice of cake? Ok, maybe a few things! But I do love to bake and make cake collages. This is my submission for Illustration Friday. It's not so new but I've been so busy with preparing for my new job as an art teacher for some time now. I officially start on Wednesday and I'm hoping once I settle in I'll have time to create again. I've found some great teaching resources on the web but if anyone has any suggestions they will be gratefully received :)