Inspiration, Illustration and Childhood Memories

It’s Monday and the weather gods have decided to leave the tap on for us mere mortals.  On rainy days like these I’m often glad to have the chance to do some research, or sift through bits of information I’ve gathered at pace and not had the chance to read at leisure.  Over the past…

August Inspiration: Wonders of Nature

Lately I’ve been inspired by colour and found myself drawn to the wondrous combinations in the natural world, where nothing clashes and everything is changeable.  It’s always a good idea to get out and away from your sketchbook to remind yourself where magic comes from – or at least remind yourself that there is a…

Modern Retro: a quick interiors and nostalgia tour

Regular readers might have gathered that a bit (A BIT! – she says) of home improvement has been part of my world lately.  Here’s a quickie post to share some of the things that were unearthed when the interior was turned upside down. The house was built in the mid 1920s, and there were some…

Printmaking: A new love of mine

I promised to tell you a bit more about the gorgeous antique pictured at the bottom of my last post.  During the last six weeks of my contract at Morley College I enrolled on a printmaking course: printmaking is something I’ve long been interested in and I thought, “Why not make the most of my…

All Change: A new job is on the horizon!

A very quick post to let you all know that I have another job! And no, I couldn’t resist a train-based pun in the title of this post.  I’m still buzzing after the Charing Cross tour I had a little while ago 🙂 *Hopefully* this will lead to things being a lot more settled professionally…

Hidden London: My Charing Cross Station Tour

On Sunday 14th, after the Blogtacular conference, I had a long-awaited date with some murky tube tunnels.  This subterranean world was, in many ways, as far away from the cheerful bright colours of a creative conference as one can get, but I was equally excited by it.  Gone was my Colette Chantilly dress; on were…