December 18, 2015

This is my last post of the year as I am going into a festive hibernation of food, family and of course, a bit of booze. Some rest and relaxation over the festive period is needed. This week it was the Christmas special for Colour Collective, a fun Twitter Challenge I have participated in almost every Friday this year. 


I was also advised by some friends on twitter, that it would be fun and cute to do a gallery round up of Colour Collective 2015. Since my portfolio is full of artwork d...

December 11, 2015

The dark depths of a crisp December night.


Despite Halloween being the favourite among many for spooky stories, December is my favourite time of year to read ghost stories.


There is something about the Christmas ghost story tradition which seems to be less adored these days as it was when I was growing up. As a child, my family and I always looked out for an M.R James adaptation on the BBC. We delved into the pages of 'Ghost Stories of an Antiquary' on December evenings, as short days dwindled...

December 1, 2015



If you only know me through my artwork you may not know that I blinking love Christmas for two very big reasons, I get to have time off with my loved ones and I get to eat as much as I like without being shunned into a corner with chocolate rappers stuck to my face...


Christmas is a very human celebration, which encompasses everything that is right about humanity, bringing together joy, light and a giving nature during the bleakest time of year. Although the festivities have been pop...

October 23, 2015

 It isn't even November yet, I know, but time is speeding by at the moment and I have a feeling a very 'snowed under' winter is fast on it's way! Work is going to be busy over the festive period, but it's also being predicted in newspapers that there will be plenty of bad weather keeping us trapped indoors too!


I recently discovered the perfect word for the season, the Danish word 'Hygge' (pronounced hooga) In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in l...

December 9, 2014

Sometimes it's hard to keep your spirits up and your motivation going when the weather is frosty and the days are so short. Well, despite battling colds and flu's this season I am determined to put a smile back on your face with my carol singing penguins:


December 1, 2014

It's the first day of Advent, so today I'm beginining what I hope will be a stream of festive illustrations!

You can get over to twitter and get involved (Yes, even if you haven't picked up a pencil since your maths GCSE!) use the tag #Illo_Advent and get going!

I wish you all a very fun run-up to Christmas!


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