Earth Hour 2014

I observed Earth Hour on sunday, switched off all the lights in my house and drew a Pulmonaria leaf by candle light. I think I’ve always been an environmentalist, as a child I spent much of my time reading nature encyclopaedias and going on city nature trails. I also studied environmental biology at university. I…

Saturday morning 29.3.2014

On Saturday I spent time playing with watercolour paints in purples and greens, first painting some mandala type patterns These patterns came from a recently bought mandala colouring book, I scanned in the images then edited them in Photoshop using the magic eraser tool to remove the slightly grey background, I then reduced the opacity…

Cute slimline planner

I now have a super cute handbag sized slimline planner in addition to my A5 sized one. Both are keeping me busy with to do lists and journal pages, I seem to be getting loads more done since returning to a paper planner. This weekend I have a huge list of things to do including…

Geninne’s scented candles

Geninne Zlatkis was the woman who inspired me to start painting and creating a few years ago. She is based in Mexico and recently posted a notice on her blog about her designs being featured on a series of scented candles being sold at a large chain store here in the UK. I am so…

My work on TV

Last week whilst taking a tea break from making a book, I switched on the TV to see my work being displayed as part of a show about the Silhouette Cameo. I was very chuffed :) My Skyline Boxes were featured twice!

The Penguin Book of Ducks

A while ago I purchased some old natural history books on Ebay, including this stunning book of ducks. Whilst researching the illustrator of the book Peter Shepheard I discovered that he was an English architect who worked for the London County Council in the 1960’s. My house is an ex LCC building which I like…

Cellcutz – video paper designs

When I got my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutter in 2012 I bought quite a few svg files from other designers before starting to make my own. Some of these were stunning geometric designs which I repurposed for use in video work :) https://vimeo.com/61560947