Posts Tagged ‘photos’

Secret Tea Party’s Illustration Swapsie!

October 30, 2010

So I signed up for the Secret Tea Party’s Illustration Swap – and my partner was the blog’s awesome owner, Natasha. And the package arrived this morning! So here’s a glimpse of all the awesome things she sent me…:

Little book-marks, a name-card and mini-print. Love her lovely hand-drawn text 🙂

Cute origami envelopes, a necklace – and those little hand-drawn packets contain emergency teabags!

And handy little postcards & christmas cards for me to send out to the world…

There were also some Moem sweets – but I ate them because I am weak.

Thanks Natasha, you brightened up my weekend 🙂 Here’s my package, to be shortly on its way to you:



Somewhere, Sometime: East Gallery

July 4, 2010

‘Somewhere, Sometime’ is now in progress! Having been featured on some great art & illustration sites, including Amelia’s Magazine, it’s drawn a great crowd and some awesome visitors.

The day before:

And our private view:


My work decorating the wall…

…opposite some large posters & original paintings by Mesh137

Plates by James Ward – very popular, as you can tell by all the red dots!

My own prints…

… and my Precious Little Pocket Mirrors.

Art by Lisa Lee, Lauren Ellis and Natasha Baker.

Everyone’s a critic 😉

The show is on until the 7th July – so come on by, say hello & nab yourself some art!

Paris – May 2010

May 21, 2010

I, like most Brits, have been to Paris many times. After all, it’s quicker, easier and sometimes even cheaper to get the Eurostar from London to Paris than it is to travel to Glasgow. Indeed, I was last in France 6 months ago!

My mini-challenge to myself was to explore off the beaten track & take some non-touristy photos on my journey…

OK, so I may have failed at image 1. But I was quite amused by this little model ; I’m sure 1900s Montmatre looked *just* like that – triffid-style!

More sobering – skulls in the Paris Catacombs. Tricky to photograph in very low light, but trust me, these are real skulls, and there are thousands of skeletons stacked up underneath the city. Not one for the faint-of-heart!

Why do you stand, looking at the sky?

These padlocks were left by couples, or close friends, to signify their love. The Paris authorities removed all the padlocks a few days later. Time will tell whether they’ve won that battle…

A poodle at a vintage car rally in Versailles. Le woof!

This only shows about 25% of the gardens at the Palace of Versailles – there was plenty of walkway behind me, and they stretch as far as the eye can see, in almost every direction. Louis XV (or his son?) bought two villages and extended his already spacious gardens over them. Ridiculous, but totally in keeping with the rest of the Palace’s history.

There we have a whistle-stop tour of my trip to Paris. Tres chic? Non! 😉

Showcase London – Photos

March 23, 2010

My night exhibiting at Showcase London went pretty well! The one caveat: I didn’t realise that the Wednesday 17th show clashed with St. Patrick’s Day, and when I did realise it, I didn’t think it would make much difference. Unfortunately, it had a definite impact, and the night was definitely quieter than the previous events I’d visited. I guess you live & learn.

But! I met some lovely people and definitely feel like i benefitted from just … organising my work/promotional stuff/space and getting out in public! When you work from home 4 days a week, as I do, being out promoting oneself can only be a good thing…

Anyway! Here are some photos:

Showcase certainly has that authentic Brick Lane feel to it!

Thank you to everyone who turned up, you made my night joyous xx

The Big Draw – photo time!

November 3, 2009


Saturday involved helping to run a Big Draw event that involved making a version of London that bought together the past, present and future… delicately hand-crafted from cardboard, tape and felt-tip pens, largely by the under-12s. And in the afternoon, I made zoetropes.

Unfortunately, my phone-camera didn’t do justice to the scale of this piece of art or show off the amount of detail that some 8 year olds (only some assisted by their very enthusiastic parent/s) can get onto a scale model of the HMS Belfast…

France, je t’aime

August 11, 2009






A week travelling through France is a week well spent.

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Notting Hill Carnival

August 27, 2008

Spent my Bank Hol Monday at Notting Hill Carnival; here are some photos of all the beautiful costumes!


Art in Action vs Butterflies

July 30, 2008

My blog has been terribly neglected recently; I has a lovely time working at Art in Action, came home for a short while, and promptly came down with some hideous virus thing. In between, I have been working on my re-assessment, got a commission which fell through at the last minute after doing all the concept sketches (sigh), and have 3 prints ordered. Which is something.

I also visited Amazing Butterflies! at the Nat’l History Museum. It’s pretty cool; I went on a Tuesday lunchtime, pre-summer hols, so it was fairly empty – except for the butterflies, of course. They are everywhere! Took some shiny pictures… enjoy!

More illustrations to come when I feel like fighting with my scanner 😉

Museum of Childhood

July 6, 2008

The Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green is full of awesome things – like these dolls’ heads.

Creepy but kind of beautiful/fascinating, or maybe that’s just me?

Around this time last year I was in China. It was more interesting than what I’m doing now, e.g. watching Wimbledon (not the movie) on the telly!

Harrow on the Hill

April 7, 2008

I went up to Harrow on the Hill the other day, in need of some church-related reference photos.

It’s much, much more lovely up there than I expected – views all over London/Middlesex and some beautiful architecture.