Friday, April 30, 2010

Shelf Life No 1

I thought I'd share a little photo of a few of the cute characters who sit on a shelf above my desk.  The one on the left is a Carlton Ware pepper pot and the middle character is a strange mouse, rabbit hybrid, wearing blue eyeshadow!  I spotted it in a charity shop many years ago and had to bring it home with me.  They certainly make me smile on a daily basis!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Illustration Friday - Ahead

Celia woke up from a bad dream calling "Ship Ahoy, Danger! Stormy weather ahead"

My take on this week's Illustration Friday, I do like drawing ladies with big hair!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Matchbox Labels No 3

The sun is shining and the birds are singing so I thought I'd share another set of my vintage matchbox labels, this time with a bird theme.  I wasn't sure of the language on these but with the help of google found out it's Lithuanian. I just love the orange backgrounds and simple graphic shapes.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Art Exchange

I recently took part in an art exchange and as a result received some nice surprises in the mail: a lovely drawing and book by Kristyna Litten, a chirpy gocco print from Andrea Smith, a cute string of paper boats by Tamryn Bennett, some fun stickers from Michelle Vandermeer and some sweet cards by Nina Seven.
Thanks everyone for brightening up my post!

Friday, April 16, 2010


I was featured on the excellent Pikaland blog yesterday. I just stopped by to leave a comment and Amy got in touch, thanks Amy!  Thanks also go to Julie for featuring me on her blog and to Julissa for awarding my blog a 'Sunshine Award'.
I've been illustrating for a long time but only recently started my blog and it's been great to meet so many nice people out in the blogosphere!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Illustration Friday - Linked

A slightly older image for this week's topic.  I illustrated this little spot about choosing an engagement ring a while ago for You magazine.  It seemed to fit the 'linked' theme quite nicely so here it is!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Easter!

Spring is officially here!  Although surprisingly enough the weather has yet to take note!  Just a quick pic of some girls in their spring hats to wish everyone a great time over the Easter break....