Saturday, 22 February 2014


Here's a little glimpse into the day in the life of me! I'm always interested where other people live and work. At what normal day looks like for people all over the world. This is also for the customers who have asked where I'm based, this is it: Hereford. When the sun is shining I love to go for a walk and blow away the cobwebs. I find getting away from your computer/drawing/accounting refreshing and ensures I do more work. (I'm not so keen when it's raining however)

Spring is starting to pock out of nooks.
Fields are all muddy and flooded at the moment!

I find water very inspiring, look at the reflections in this lovely pond :)

And of course the standard photo of your feet blog shot!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Painting Mugs

I've got a box full of mugs. I was hoping to transfer my butterfly illustrations to them using special ink jet paper, but they did not work out. :[ However I do have a rainbow of porcelain painting pens, and I've started doodling some cute patterns onto them.
Tip: Make sure the surface you are painting is clean and dry before you start drawing and plan to do one side at a time so the colour is facing up while it dries and doesn't dribble down the mug.

I'm personalizing the inside too. Everyone (in the UK at least) has their own idea of a good cup of tea. I'm particularly particular, so this a friendly - bossy, reminder of how I like it!

Monday, 17 February 2014


Cacti used to remind me of visiting elderly relatives, there was always a small glass entrance to their homes filled with dusty, spiky cacti. Of course I had to touch them as a child - yes, they were all spiky even the ones that looked softand fluffy. (Evil!) 
However I noticed the prickly cactus is looking pretty good these days and I'm currently making a series of drawings inspired by them. I was first swayed by the mini cacti garden bowl above. The colours are lovely and fresh! Below you can see quirky cactus ceramics, highlighting the amazing shaped cacti come in..