Saturday, 14 July 2012

New Baby Cleo and Big Sister Lola


A big hello from Lola and baby Cleo.

Both girls are just a joy to be with - baby Cleo is an adorable little bundle of joy and big sister Lola is turning into a little lady. Despite all the rain this summer we always have loads of fun together :)


*Please forgive me on taking such a long break from printing, updating my blog and my etsy shop due to being full-time mum at the moment. Still, I'd love to hear from you...

Monday, 2 April 2012

City Park





These drawings are a small extract of my final illustrations for the small publisher in Taiwan who translates English esoteric classics into Chinese.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Autumn Leaves

I've just started to do a few sketches to illustrate this sensitive parable 'The Fall of Freddy the Leaf' by Leo Buscaglia.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

6 Months Later...

I can't believe our little princess Lola is already 6months old. She's getting bigger and bigger every day exploring the world. Soon she'll be on her own little feet but until then I will enjoy every moment showing her around :)

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson


What a heart warming sweet little love story.

It might not have as much depth as Audrey Niffinegger's
Timetraveller's Wife but it still... 

a very charming read.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Landscape Stories by Ashlie Chavez



After a full day of entertaining my baby daughter I discovered these collages created by artist Ashlie Chavez.

I hope you enjoy her fairy landscapes as much as me.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Terry Pratchett


Since the birth of little Lola
I find myself unable to chill out
and read a good book...
most of the time I just fall asleep
within the very first page.

Lucky me, there are audiobooks!

This one, Wyrd Sisters
by Terry Pratchett,
was such a fantastic little treat.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Little Baby's Nursery


The new nursery for our little baby looks lovely...

My husband helped me putting up the illustrative dinosaur wallpaper (Harlequin.co.uk) and painting the walls. Once that was finished we added two new wardrobes, a very unusual crib (Stokke.com) with cute little teddy mobile and other accessories like our old beanbag with cuddly polar bear, Bernard, and her two newly given pig and owl money boxes.
I also managed to persuade my husband to get a changing table (Ikea) which I believe is the most useful and supportive nursery piece.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Little Bump


I'm very excited to share the news...

Soon my husband and I will be joined by our first little baby. We are absolutely delighted and can't wait to hold the little one in our arms.

We still have to add some finishing touches to the baby's nursery. I'll promise to post some pictures as soon as it is finished.




Monday, 21 February 2011

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Chloe Inkpen




With Zoe and Beans my dear artschool friend Chloë published her first children's book in collaboration with Mick Inkpen. She's a really talented illustrator who won the MacMillan Prize in 2008 with her early drawings.

I think her illustrations are absolutely heartwarming, full of character and life!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Jonathan Livingston Seagull




I've been asked by gobooks.com (Taiwan) to illustrate Richard Bach's Bestseller Novel (1970) about a passionate seagull boy called Jonathan Livingston. They are translating the story into Chinese and liked the idea of using drawings rather then photographs to illustrate.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Wedding Invites



Time is just passing me by!!!

Here is a little insight into what I've been doing over the past few weeks:
some fun wedding stationary for a lovely friend of mine.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Aviary Exhibition



I'm absolutely delighted to be included in this small group show at the Glasgow Print Studio. It shows a few of my urban bird drawings as well as my Winter Crow and Darling Hen (new) etching.

*Sorry, still need to get a good picture of my Darling Hen print.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Taketori


During my last year at Glasgow School of Art I based one of my projects on a friends creative writing about a Japanese Man travelling in search of a place where Golden trees could grow.
Another very talented artist spend a lot of time making this animation once the writing was turned into a folk song.

*update: To find out more about this singer/songwiter - poet/storyteller project visit Haunted Bird.

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Mr Fox Proof


Just refined my last proof a little and am quite pleased with the outcome.

Now it just needs a little more tweaking within the details...
and I should be ready to edition this one.


* Just got approached to participate in a small group exhibition with a bird theme. So this plate will need to stay on hold for a little.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Legend of a Suicide



David Vann's book is a story of a father & his teenage son who decide to use a deserted island along the west coast of Alaska to find their roots in the wilderness. Unfortunately their romanticised view of rudamentary life very quickly turns out to be much more challenging then expected.

A brilliant read!

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Glasgow Print Studio




3rd-27th June 2010
Print Studio Gallery, 103 Trongate, Glasgow

A fantastic showcase!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Cheeky Squirrel


I have finally finished working on this particular print. It has taken me weeks and weeks for the last finishing touches! I think it looks absolutely fabulous now that I have worked a little bit more into the fur texture and added a little bit more colour to the tree.

I am so excited it's all done.

Also...
YOU ARE VERY MUCH INVITED to come along to the Glasgow Print Studio where you can have a look at the Cheeky Squirrel editioned print.

It will be shown first time as part of the 50/50 Show Opening:
Thursday, 3rd June 6-9pm
Print Studio Gallery, 103 Trongate, Glasgow

It will be a great show with a variety of artists showing off their new work.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

A Day of Sketching



I am happy to be able to do location sketches again. The wind is still really cold but at least it is sunny and people are able to enjoy their little walks in the fresh air.