Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Depden Farm Shop Exhibition

Hello everyone

If you are following my blog thats fab.  Well my first solo exhibition launches tomorrow at 6 at the Farm shop.  All my work has been hung and is waiting to be viewed :) Finger Cross everyone that it goes ok.

Go visit my facebook page to see the images of me hanging my work.

Blog soon.


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Haunt - Illustration Friday

Updates on what I am up to

Hello everyone.  Sorry I haven't been blogging like I should.  I have been working towards my mini solo exhibition at Depden Farm Shop next week.  I am very nervous now but fingers cross it will all go well.  I have roughly 31 images ready, all original and they will all be for sale from the 7th onwards.  I have also been asked to illustrate a story called 'The Naughty Stoat' for a website called Snuggle Down books, which is a really cool site where you can download 16 page children's books for 70p or buy a hard copy too for £10 so please take a look at the website at http://www.snuggledownbooks.co.uk/  I am also exhibiting at the Rheebridge Open Art Exhibition at the end of November, 3 of my images are going to be framed and 4 wont but all will be for sale, so if you are planning to be in Cambridge last weekend in November please pop in and have a look as hundreds of other wonderful artist will be exhibiting too.  Visit http://attheatrium.org.uk/ for more info.  I will also be selling my work and other beautiful thing I have made and designed at Thurlow Christmas Farmers Market and Craft Fair so please pop along if you are near Bury St Edmunds or Haverhill.  It all looks wonderful.  Please keep looking at my blog for more info and more of my wonderful images. x x x

Little Red Wagon in the Woods

An image which will be displayed at Depden Farm shop from the 7th of November through to January If you are following me and like my work please come along to see my work.  The farm shop is lovely and has some great products which could make amazing christmas presents.  Please visit http://www.depden.com/ to see the farm shop website.  I have a little mention on the New page.  Please keep having a peek at my blog for more beautiful images x x x

The Naughty Stoat

The Naughty Stoat.  I have been in contact with a lovely chap in Cambridge who runs a website called Snuggle Down Books please visit http://www.snuggledownbooks.co.uk/  It is fantastic you can download a 16 page colour children's book for 70p.  I have been asked to illustrate a book called the Naughty Stoat for this website so please keep a look out and you will be able to see my illustrations here first.  I shall keep you updated on how it is all going...

Colour ZigZag Chicken

Black and White ZigZag Chicken


Monday, 17 September 2012

Burst - Illustration Friday

My Homemade Candle

I have been making home made candles today.  I am not keen on the colours but I have brought some different coloured dye for the batch which I will make for the Christmas craft fair.  The jam jars are left over jam pots from work.  They normally get thrown away so I feel I am reincarnating them.  Hope you like them who ever is watching my blog.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Mock Brief for Food Packaging

Soap Making Experimentation for Christmas Fair in December

I have signed up to do a Christmas fair in December.  If anyone is in Thurlow or Haverhill please come along on the 8th.  I shall also be making little candles, Christmas decorations, cards and painting lots of beautiful pictures. 

Thursday, 16 August 2012

My New Website

Hello All

I have just updated my website, please all go have a look I think it appeals to my personality a lot more than my old one.  Hope you all like it.


Monday, 13 August 2012

Harvest Mouse

Sorry I haven't been blogging but needs must and I have been working at Ickworth, we opened Porter's Lodge the other day (it is a kiosk kitchen which sells refreshments mmm delicious)  and it's really starting to take off, it also gave me a good insight into running my own business.  I hope you like my Harvest Mouse he is going to be displayed in the restaurant at Ickworth so if you are in Suffolk please come have a look at him and others and enjoy a piece of Annie's wonderful cake and enjoy the surroundings.  

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

One Last Bee for this Evening!

Coffee with the Bees this Afternoon

My bees have been created with coffee and black pen which bleeds.  I love this effect and I haven't used it since college.  I used to use this technique in a dark context but I feel it fits well with my bees.  They look so cute but have an underlining sting in their tails!

Beth's Bees

Since my deadline for Illus 330 and an inspirational trip to Tintagel I have been working on a series of drawings and paintings of bees.  I wasn't able to access my work for over a week so I needed to keep myself busy.  I have been really enjoying working on this summery project.  I plan to continue with Bad Burney when I get back to Suffolk so I can get some more inspiration from the NT house I work at.  In the mean time I hope you enjoy my Bees.   BUZZ BUZZ!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Bad Burney is my character for my next book.  Its about a really naughty boy who becomes a little monster when he has
a chance to be really bad.  His poor mum is always cross!
To the left is Burney, the middle Bad Burney and to the right is Mum.

Friday, 18 May 2012

Lets all be green with Maurice Mouse you know you can... Why not try one green thing today.  This morning I was tidying my desk and someone had put almost an A1 sheet of cardboard in the bin. This is so bad as there are recycling bins everywhere and it would take nothing to put everything in the right bins.  If you see something like this do something about it... 

Lets be Green

I wasn't feeling that my pink blog was quite me! So I made it green instead as I feel it reflects how I feel.  It is important to be green and love the earth we walk on as who knows how long its beauty will last.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Little Robin

This little robin at Lanhydrock was so sweet, he new I was eating crisps and came right up to us, he even took a bit of
crisp from my hand.  The whole day was lovely, it was so beautiful there but I loved the picnic the most even
though I had to share!!!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Day Out In Cornwall to Lanhydrock

I love National Trust there is always something at their houses.  I am basing my next book at a National Trust property so visiting them is very necessary.  Pete is packing a picnic as I type and I hope to gain some wonderful inspiration today... photos to follow.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Front cover yay at last!

This is my front cover for my book which I have been working on now for three or four months, I loose track. 

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Andrews Bunny!!!

I drew a bunny for Andrew years ago and here is an updated one for him now, well its still kinda easter!

Friday, 30 March 2012

The Window

I am sorry I did not post these pictures earlier.  This was a collaborative live brief for the Peninsula Arts Gallery in Plymouth which is based in the Roland Levinsky which I took part in with some people from my course.  We had a week to get everything done so it was a tight deadline.  I hope you like me penguins. 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

My Energy Saving Mouse

I drew out these images in ink first then last night and today I spent some time adding watercolour. I plan to use these images in my business cards. Hope you like them. 

My desk at Uni lovely big and bright!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Illustration Friday 'intention' Image I did for a module on context

Illus 310 module putting my work into context.  I put this image of a woman in the garden on an organic poster as I think local and organic produce is well worth getting, especially if it is free-range and fair trade as well :) 

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Mouse on a Bike

Maurice Mouse on his bike.
 He has been grocery shopping, can you see what he has brought? 

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Penguin playing the electric violin - image for collaboration project for the big window display in Roland Levinsky Building in plymouth city. Will add photo when its finished.
Lord of the Dance Penguin!

Thought these were rather pretty 

Sunday, 5 February 2012