July 31, 2015

A story so classic with a title held with deep respect, tinged with awe and veneration. The Secret Garden is one of those books which is held with reverence in the hearts of many. The wonder of finding a hidden place where, despite all your troubles, a child can be a child. The child in me still longs for such a carefree place.

 

Mary feels so much woe and fear in the outside world, yet in the garden she finds a place where she can understand what it is to love life. It's such a pos...

July 24, 2015

 

 When red is the promt for Colour Collective something bold is bound to happen. I was struggling for an idea and I kept thinking how I could play with scale. We got a tomato plant in the garden and it kept blowing over. I kept picking it up but eventually moved it onto the doorstep to stop the wind getting to it. I suppose tomatoes got to my brain! I like to think there is a pretty fun story behind this picture. 

 

Something a little .. odd I suppose! 

 

Hope you all have a good (and...

July 20, 2015

This little lady has managed to steal some cake! Brilliant bouffant blue hair is all the rage, je ne sais qoui!

 

I found a quote online and just adored it, so I illustrated it "If you're going to lick the icing off somebody else's cake you won't be nourished and it won't do you any good, or you might find the cake had caraway seeds, and you hate them." (Emily Carr) 

 

 

 

July 10, 2015

 This time, around 10 years ago, I would be camping with the Guides! I used to love adventuring, we did archery, absailing, painting and crafts. Some of my best summer memories were snuggling around a campfire with my best friends. Since it's such gorgeous weather here at the moment I'm very tempted to pop up a tent in the garden and roast some marshmallows, since I can't travel far from my work at the moment, but it would be great fun with some friends. So this illustration is all about having...

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