Monday, 26 July 2010

PSS: Home Produce!

So, what with all this lovely sunshine, we've b
een fairly successful in our first attempt at a vegetable patch. Below is one of our very enthusiastic courgette plants; its produce has been made into stirfrys, pasta dishes, salads... and I reckon we still have at least another 30 courgettes to transform into something delicious...

And below - more home grown deliciousness in the form of redcurrents, transformed here into redcurrent and cinnamon muffins!

Wednesday, 14 July 2010


We worked with a lovely Year 4 class earlier this week making PATTERNS! And the children all did such beautiful work that it inspired me to have a go, so here is my first attempt at repeating pattern! (Below is a close up of the design.)

Next I'm going to try making my own tessellating pattern... I have a feeling that may take a little longer!

Monday, 12 July 2010

More Barcelona work in progress...

I am working hard at populating a HUGE image of Barcelona, which is proving very difficult on my 13" screen... Anyway, the above is scanned from a page of my sketchbook which, with a bit of tweaking, formed quite a pleasing image I thought!

Sunday, 11 July 2010 UPDATED!

I have recently managed to update my website with more recent work and there will be more coming soon... have a look! 

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

A Catalan Pigeon

My mum has for a long time been wanting me to produce an illustration showing BEAUTIFUL Barcelona, so for her birthday this year I am doing just that. 

I won't put the whole picture up just yet, because that would ruin the birthday surprise, but here is a sneak preview in the form of a pigeon who will be gracing the tip of some Gaudi architecture!

Thursday, 1 July 2010


I am EXHAUSTED. So rather than being a shiny new illustration, the image above has been dragged out from the depths of my uni body of work. Oh well.

I do have a good excuse for being tired though; I have spent the day assisting the wonderful illustrator Paul Jackson  at a Primary School in Camden. We have been running a workshop organised by the House of Illustration (a very exciting and rapidly expanding project - you should check them out here.) We have been cutting, pasting and scribbling like you wouldn't believe and the good news is that we have 5 more days of workshop fun to come! 

Aside from the expert illustrating that's been going on a high point simply has to be hearing the school choir rehearsing Michael Jackson's 'Beat It'! WITH FULL CHOREOGRAPHY! Amazing.