The Humble Pigeon

How hard it is to draw birds! Well, to make them look like the species you’re aiming for anyway! Earlier this year I read the book Homing, which has a lot to do with pigeons – mainly the homing variety used for sport. Interestingly, pigeon racing was the largest participatory sport in Britain during the … More The Humble Pigeon

Sea Buckthorn Cards

Not my usual colour scheme but good to use my sketchbook designs from last autumn to make these sea buckthorn cards. I made the background some time ago – I don’t often do anything on black fabric – so just had the berries to stamp on top. Then my usual soldering iron/machining technique to add … More Sea Buckthorn Cards


I love making paella, I love eating paella and now I love drawing and stitching it! I picked up a travel brochure recently and noticed a lovely little illustration of paella to accompany an article about fresh food and the design was so inspiring I decided to make use of the idea. Firstly I painted … More Paella