Saturday, 20 February 2010


I did a wee Wacom course recently at Cleveland College and thought I would put up some of the results.  I wanted to see what levels of wonkiness you could get in the lines and if they could replace my trusty brush pens…. well now and again!

Luckily we could try a few different models – the swimmer, who I think is a very happy wee soul, was done on a lesser model and the line experiments and the piggy were done on a super dooper version (that the techie teacher was getting very excited about).

I was really impressed with how much shape you could get in a line and the pressure sensitivity… Maybe I will get a new toy to play with.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Hello again. Yesterday Mark (who comes in on Thursdays) and I were doing a wee bit of work for Helen, from Zed"Said" who is off to Russia soon...The cow and rabbit characters were made by people in Russia for Oxfam...Could be the start of an exciting book project?!

...Actually I spent much of Monday and Tuesday being unproductive as I was getting excited

(and nervous) for our baby scan on Wednesday. All was well and I was overwhelmed by cuteness at the baby grows we went to look at afterwards. Check out What Kids Want for the lovely patterns and colours …I wish they made clothes my sizes like that.



I love this large-scale piece on card (I did a while ago now) …not just because it features Matt. I think I will have to do a complimentary piece that features ‘beaker’ when he/she is born…

We had a lovely time seeing pirates last Friday and Shoofly are looking to launch the final resource very soon. Thought I'd put up a couple more images for you to see. Anyway over and out, roger fox trot Juliet bravo.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Goodbye January Blues

Ok ... So I've been a bit slow on the blogging front, but my new years resolution is to blog blog blog! ...I must just be shy?


I’m so glad it's February, even though it keeps snowing, I feel like January vanished into a puff of pic n' mix and Jane Austin DVD's. It has been so cold and miserable in the 'shroom - an old Weslyan chapel that Joanne and I had to make our own double glazing...


Bubble wraps not pretty, but it stops the draft. Luckily Jo's summery seaside scenes remind us the light nights are coming.

Ok so I did get some work done in January. I had a

commission to draw some children's shoes- so thanks to Millie and Martha for their very cute and well loved first shoes... I have sketchbooks full of shoe ideas and

would love to do some hand printed posters based on them...



I've also been working on an illustrated map that is driving me slightly mad favourite bit is the fishy river ...but it has a long way to go before its functional!

Just Starting to think about the 'Home Sweet Home' exhibition, as I'd like to continue with my love food collages...thinking about boiled eggs as lovely subject matter...

...But Liam has been in and distracting me being silly and I can't work out if he has shrunk (even more) or if a loo roll has grown?


Set of Drawers (my illustration gang) are going to see the results of our pirate labour tonight at shoofly - I can't wait to see how all our work looks together and to see it wiggle and here the poems. The narrator is brilliant- hopefully I'll link it soon if I'm allowed. But will put some photos up next week.

Over and out.