Wednesday, 18 January 2012


I worked very late last night.
The birds nearly came out to greet me.

It wasn't as productive as I wanted,
which means tonight will also be a late one.

So I am indulging in some online wanderings.

I am listening to this

I am thinking about getting these.

I plan to make this.

I'd like to get a daintier version of this.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Note to self and free downloadable print!

I have been challenged a lot lately
Enjoying the Moment.

(I made all but one of the above things ;)

I found this quote online -
'DON'T spoil what you have by desiring what you have not.
REMEMBER, what you now have was once among things you only hoped for.'
(I wrote it down and then completely mislaid the link -
if anyone knows who wrote it, please let me know).

It gave me the slap on the hand I needed.

I changed it slightly and did it up as a print.

Now - let me just say - I do not mean there's anything wrong with ambition
and a healthy desire for new things/challenges/dreams etc.

Just every now and then,
I need reminding that I have people and things in my life
that I could only hope for.

That's all.

I made this print for me - but thought you might like it too!

This is my first FREE downloadable print for you!

Right click on the image and choose 'Save As'.
You can print this out as many times as you like,
give it to as many friends as you like
-with my blessing :)

Monday, 9 January 2012


So I'm not very good at blogging.

I might just plan to make it a New Year's Resolution (to be better, at least!).

I have been busy updating a few things around here and getting things sorted.

I've wanted to finish my Alphabet Wall for a while and got it done the other day.

I love it, and while I still have a few placeholder letters,
I love the collective craziness of it.

I got to do a few illustrations of the kids in it too which was fun.

I also got around to framing these beauties - covers for two Puffin Classic books.

And I have a new illustration to show you!
I love the iconic image of a retro red london bus, but was thinking recently I'd never seen an illustration of a Green Irish Bus.
So. It had to be done! And it's also available in red :)

Its full title is 'Adventure with me - there and back again.'
You can buy it here and have it customised.

Right better make some dinner!