Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Cinnamon Joe at The London Print Design Fair

To take a peek at my work, visit my agents at the London Print Design Fair on 23rd and 24th April at The Lindley Hall, Elverton Street, London...they will be at Booth D4.


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Lucy ...My New Bike

So we have a new member of the family..this is Lucy , named after my beloved old VW Beetle I used to own back in the day when I had what I thought was some kind of cool-ness. She's a birthday present from my husband and two girls. My lovely Jonny has spent hours locked away in his shed bringing this fab bike back to life. I've seen the 'before' pics and she was a pretty sad state.Now she is beautiful and shiny, and even has leather handle grips with tassels!

I have been looking at vintage bikes on line and who knew there was such a fashion that went with it?? Images of trendy girls cycling round cities in clothes coordinated with their bikes, and Liberty style printed cycle helmets, also in some pictures the girls had heels on ..I will not however be this glamorous or impractical. !

I really love her , the basket is just the right size for my laptop so I can ride off to a nice little cafe and do some work from there for a change. Obviously the route to the cafe needs to be without hills! So if you see someone riding on the pavement with her naff school run clothes on..that'll be me !







Monday, 9 March 2015

My New Dress

I love love love drawing , designing and playing around with colours, but another massive love of mine is sewing. I have recently been without my lovely sewing machine while it went off to rehab. It needed a good service and a few repairs. It's had a hard life my machine, it used to belong to my dear old Nan and she gave it to me to see me through my many years at Art College. So its not only a fab machine, but very sentimental to me. Its surprising how lost I felt without it.

But its back now , and works like a dream so I knocked myself up this little dress. The fabric is by Carolyn Gavin (www.designerjots.squarespace.com) , who I am a massive fan of and I bought it through Fabric Rehab (www.fabricrehab.co.uk). They provide a brilliant service and I have used them lots before. Check out their wonderful selection of fabric. 







Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Inspire Yourself

So I live here in Southampton, on the South Coast , its not the most artistically inspiring place in the world, that's for sure. We are very close to some beautiful places, but right here where I live its just really a big city. We dream of living down the West Country ..or even further afield in New Zealand
, where we spent our honeymoon. But like most families you get settled, and comfortable, the kids are settled in school with lots of lovely friends, and we are surrounded by family and friends who we would miss terribly. So that being said we try to make our house reflect what we like , and an inspiring place to live. I decided to take some pics to show you..some of them are from our bedroom , and my children's rooms. Luckily they have the creative bug too!! You'll see from my pics , we like to use pattern and nice fresh colours. Have a great day !!
















Monday, 9 February 2015

Cinnamon Joe at Indigo Paris

Go check out my work at Indigo, its being shown by the fab Cinnamon Joe in booth 5U65.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Another Weekend Done!!


There's a high chance my little girl is going to be off school poorly tomorrow, so I thought I would do a quick post before I am on nurse duty..AGAIN..damn this time of year, honestly I cant take all this illness that's around at the moment.

We did manage to attend a christening today , for my scrumptious little Niece, and I created this picture for her to put on her bedroom wall. It's actually really nice to be able to share some work with you all , my latest design work is all top secret these days. Have a good week!!


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Shake It Off..January Blues!!

Well I am sure some of you thought I had dropped off the planet last year with my lack of posts, but lots of exciting stuff started happening and there just wasn't the time. I am now being represented by the fabulous Cinnamon Joe http://www.cinnamonjoestudio.com. Its a fab opportunity and I am going to be working super hard this year trying to create lots of fresh work for them. They have taken my work off to Printsource, New York now so fingers crossed people like my work. I am so excited that my work is in New York..even if I still haven't made it there myself yet.

All that said I am finding things a little tough this week...its so hard to get back into the old routine, my little girls are finding it hard to get up so early for school, as am I!! And these dark, miserable mornings really do go on forever don't they. I am hoping creating lots of bright summery florals will bring me out of my wintery rut. I have created a couple of mood boards to surround me with inspirational images and colours, I have also been busy drawing some lovely flowers all inspired by 70's wallpaper, which is a bit of a passion of mine. Right I'd better get on with it...