Chalk Kids

I absolutely love the Chalk Kids website. In fact, it was one of the reasons I started my own blog. It’s beautiful and useful and lovely to read. I feel very lucky to have a new feature on there. Many thanks to Steph! Please grab a cup of tea, take a read and look through…

The Dragon’s Roar!

We are not a footballing family, but with Wales involved in the Euros this year we’ve really got into it! I got Luther a tiny Welsh rugby shirt (well, actually, I bought him three in a variety of sizes). We’ve decorated our sitting room with Welsh flag bunting, daddy bought a variety of Wales hats and…

Daddy’s First Father’s Day

I have been pretty excited about Father’s Day. I guess it’s a chance for us to celebrate being parents and for me to spoil daddy. So, I had been gathering and making gifts. I’d bought a trio of Anna Lewis’s Sketchy Muma prints (and another two for me…shhhh) They arrived in an envelope that Anna had…

PICKLEBERRY BEAN is now open!

With great excitement I’ve launched my Pickleberry Bean shop… art prints for the little pickle in your life! The Giclée prints are produced on Hahnemühle fine art paper (310gsm) using Epson UltraChrome HDR inks, so they are super duper quality!   I’ll happily customise the text above artwork for an extra £2, and I also take commissions….

Nursery Wall Art – Annabel Tempest

I have drawn a few pictures for Luther’s nursery, and I will continue to do more, but I am always looking at other people’s brilliant artwork to potentially decorate his walls with. I love the illustrations by Somerset based artist, Annabel Tempest. I had been coveting her Map of Somerset long before I met her – Annabel is…

Working from bed…ahem… I mean home

I manage to sit at my desk very little now Luther has arrived, and my iMac sits feeling neglected! So, we freestyle with the laptop or iPad. Generally in bed when the milk drunk baby rests it off. Sometimes we work like this, with a dead leg underneath his royal highness and neck at an improbable…

Enfants Terribles Magazine – Luther and Idris

Issue 12 of Enfants Terribles Magazine is now out and is themed around Best Friends Forever. I’m pleased to say that my illustration of Luther and his dragon, Idris, is featured on p145!

Luther’s Baby Book : Lucy Darling – Baby’s First Year

I’ve always loved creating keepsake books, and finding the Lucy Darling baby book in San Francisco last year made me ludicrously excited! It’s a simple book, but beautifully laid out and full of the divine illustrations that she’s known for. A packet of photos came through the post last week and I could hardly wait…

Mummy Transitions – Illustrating with an Infant  

My copy of Babiekins Magazine arrived yesterday and it was lovely to see my work in such a stylish publication. I drew it back in October of last year whilst pregnant, and I mused on the difference in the way I’m having to work now that I have Luther. I used to spent hours mulling…

Mothering Sunday

It was my first Mother’s Day as a mummy! I had such a lovely day with my boys. We went out for lunch and Luther was so well behaved. This week I have started an online art course, MATS Bootcamp, and I’m catching a few minutes here and there to research and sketch for the…

A B C – L’aeroplano, la balena, il cioccolato

We’ve made the decision to try to bring baby up as bilingual. We’ll see if we can stick with it! I will draw another alphabet in Italian, and also pick up learning again myself. The baby is bound to be better than me! I am starting to try to find lovely baby books in Italian. There are…