Saturday, 9 December 2017

So Christmas is approaching!




Over the past few months I've created a series of activity sheets in an attempt to keep ticking on with illustration through a pretty low point in my life. I've made some cue cards and colouring sheets for my very young Chinese ESL learners.

Thinking back over the past year.

I created a series of drawings based on our trip to Japan in February, and here is one of them. I've had some set backs in my life lately, not the least of them being finding new ways to cope with my mother's illness, but I'm now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and I desperately need to get my career back on track.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Skill- the cat and the fiddle

I've been doodling different versions of this print for a while now, but I think that I like black and white work the best.
This is part of my new black and white OrCATstra series.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Illustration Friday- Women

It's been a while since I posted an image on my blog- I've had a lot on my mind.
This is sort of an Illustration Friday, sort of a vent. My mother was diagnosed with Superficial Siderosis, and this is kind of a coping illustration. Not really very scientific, but this is how I see my mother's memories- like a rose hidden in thorns. Difficult to get to.

The human body is a very fragile thing, just the slightest imbalance or foreign object can cause it to malfunction, and it's scary.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Children's day

It's children's day in China on the 1st of June. So I made a greeting's card for my Chinese children.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Patterns!

 April has been a fairly chaotic month- I've won a runner up prize for the Prince's Trust competition that I entered back in January- so there we go. An exhibition was going to be held on June the 8th in Shoreditch, but thanks to Theresa May's announcement, that has been postponed (possibly until the end of the summer).
I've also been designing more country themed patterns (& other designs), I will be opening up a shop on a country themed website set up my Mia Woodford, called 'By a Country Mile.'

Friday, 24 March 2017

Illustration Friday- Snail



These are some sample snails from my children's stationery set. I thought that these would be perfect for this/ last week's Illustration Friday topic. It was a slightly quirky idea that I came up with in order to pitch to a Japanese sticker company that I had come across when we went to Japan last month (but unfortunately they have all their designs designed in house).