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  • Interesting Facts about Greeting CardsInteresting Facts about Greeting Cards 16 April 2018
    Some interesting facts about greeting cards… Did you know that in the UK we spend an estimated £1 billion on greeting cards annually? The average person apparently sends around 55 cards per year. I know quite a few people don’t ...
  • Wine Decisions - Red or white?Wine Decisions – Red or white? 1 March 2018
    Sometimes the simple decisions are the hardest to make… This design is available on the greeting cards shown below from my Etsy shop – good for (almost) any occasion! Don’t forget that if you subscribe to my newsletter you can get ...
  • Mums, Moms and All Types of MothersMums, Moms and All Types of Mothers 26 February 2018
    I grew up in South Africa so my mum is actually my Mom. I remember when I moved to the UK the trouble I had trying to find birthday and Mother’s Day cards for her that didn’t say ‘Mum’ on ...
  • Stick Figure CouplesStick Figure Couples 7 February 2018
    I’ve been having fun with stick figure couples! A couple of weeks ago I added listings to my Etsy store for custom Valentine’s Day cards with personalised stick figure drawings. They seemed to be quite popular, with several orders coming ...
  • Monotone Ink DrawingsMonotone Ink Drawings 24 January 2018
    This week I’ve been working on some more monotone ink drawings using some of the new pens I got for Christmas. I have a list of objects that I’m working through to save me trying to come up with ideas ...
  • Custom IllustrationsCustom Illustrations 8 January 2018
    I sometimes do custom illustrations when someone wants something specific drawn for them so I thought I’d share some examples here on my blog. The coasters in the photograph were ordered by a friend’s son as a bespoke Christmas present for ...
  • Gift DoodlesGift Doodles 11 December 2017
    Today I decided I needed to have a bit of fun drawing – nothing technical or difficult, just a bit of doodling! These gift doodles are the result. The fun part was playing around with the different patterns on each gift ...
  • Christmas Wreath IllustrationsChristmas Wreath Illustrations 22 November 2017
    This week I’ve been working on some Christmas wreath illustrations – I know it’s only November but apparently other people are already looking for these things so I’ve got to be prepared in advance… I started with a holly wreath, adding ...
  • More Wood Burning IllustrationsMore Wood Burning Illustrations 8 November 2017
    A while back I wrote a blog about my new pyrography kit and some of the wood burning illustrations I was doing with it. Well I got it out again and started doing some more experimenting with it. This time I ...
  • A Life Drawing SessionA Life Drawing Session 27 October 2017
    Last night I went to an event that was part life drawing, part Shibari performance. I hadn’t drawn real people for a long time (just stick figures) and was quite nervous in case I was truly awful! Here’s what happened… The ...