Monday, 22 June 2009

Troika vase

This cylinder vase is a 1960s, very early Troika piece. Made in St Ives, Cornwall. I love the unusual glaze, it's a combination of the textured and smooth....contrast always makes a good design.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Thank you to Robin

Blogging for a creative soul such as myself, can be positive in so many ways. One of the best things has been meeting fellow artists out there. Robin Zingone has been a great inspiration to me, and she was such a help recently when I needed some advice over copyright and such like. So thank you Robin! Go and see her delicious work it will bring a smile to your face.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Commission work

Istock has some great clients and I've just been commissioned by one for an illustration! The client likes my kitchen utensils, so I will be working on a set of icons in this style, which will be used for a product they are promoting. How exciting!

Monday, 15 June 2009

Animal magic

Just had to post these, my 7 yr old made this set of animals the other day, such sweet smiley shapes. Children can be the best inspiration!

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Interview Moi?

Well, there's a turn up, someone wanted to interview me! Its a website called whohub . They have zillions of other artists and creative types on there, I thought it may be worth doing, you never know John Rocha may read it and commission me to design his next textile collection!!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

By the sea

Living by the sea is wonderful and its changing colours are so beautiful. To capture those colours would be a great thing to do. Yesterday the sea was inky blue with aquamarine edges, you know when its cloudy but for a moment the sun comes out and makes a little light patch. Today the sea is just merging in with the sky, all grey! I recently saw work by an artist called Maff Robinson in the Brighton open studios. He has spent hours painting the sea from the beach and his work is stunning, have a look on this link.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Mr Fox

Round our way we have very bold fox who we often see in our garden. I love this old photo of my grandad holding a fox in his looks like he was very tame. I'm working on some baby boys wear at the moment and am using Mr Fox as inspiration.

Sunday, 7 June 2009


Red poppies are stunning, one of my favourite flowers. This time of year we have plenty growing along the coast path brightening up my days. I painted these when I was doing my degree.

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Hand stitching

I've been doing some hand embroidery this week; a gold bling purse for a special birthday girl, and then a cosy for my ipod, which has been rattling about in my bag for months since I lost the last one I made.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Nature garden

This is my latest istock submission awaiting approval: 'Nature garden'. I'm using it for birthday cards too. Tomorrow I will be starting the first group for fall 2010, as Ive had lots of reference sent through from my agent. Wish me luck!

Monday, 1 June 2009