The rain yesterday gave me the perfect excuse to spend the day painting, so I made a little concertina book of butterflies. I used my Koh-I-Noor palette and my Inktense pencils, on watercolour paper that I’d prepared earlier with a mixture of walnut ink and green brusho.  A little bit of loose printing on top … More Butterflies


This is the ugly patched piece I produced the other day, my intention always being to stamp on it and then draw some images on top with my sewing machine – maybe butterflies and wild flowers.  After stencilling on some foliage I still didn’t like it so I covered the whole thing over with a transfer … More Unrecognisable!

Early Morning

  After the heavy rain yesterday the droplets on the iris leaves by our pond looked lovely this morning.  I am pleased with this photo – current colour scheme – but also because I think it’s got potential for some future design work. I have taken the colours that I used for the drawing of the … More Early Morning

All Of A Flutter

If I am going to start blogging then it needs to be about the ordinary, try-as-you-go methods I use at home when I am working in my studio.  The words ‘working’ and ‘studio’ would make my family laugh but in truth there is nothing I like more than an empty house and the opportunity to … More All Of A Flutter