Yesterday I had a fabulous day in London visiting Selfridges Christmas department. The range of eclectic decorations was so inspirational to look at. I don’t know what was more exciting - spotting some of my Christmas cards I did for James Ellis or the set of 3 animated, singing penguins available to buy for £28k!
It has been a busy Summer which has mostly kept me at my desk working hard. I’ve missed most of the glorious hot sunny days because I’ve had a huge project on which I just had to get done. I am not complaining - I would rather this than no work. It’s just been hard and at times left me questioning what I’m doing after working every day, evening and weekend for what felt like forever. The sun shining makes it harder as I just want to down tools and ‘play’ outside! Today is cloudy, today is a great day - a typical grey British day! I love it! I am at my happiest when it’s this sort of weather as I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything outside! Love being at my desk and drawing pretty pictures on days like today!
After being a hermit for so many months, yesterday I escaped and visited Top Drawer. I had a fantastic, inspiring and invigorating day! So good to step away from my desk and venture out. I met up with friends and clients old and new, listened to inspirational and informative talks and loved looking at all the new products coming into the market place. The highlight of the day was meeting James Ellis and seeing my new cards on his stand. Very excited to say they’ll be coming to shops very soon!
Wow it's been nearly a year since this was published by the lovely people at Silver Dolphin. Recently I received a lovely email from a mum who has read this book to her 2 boys numerous times as they love it so much. Things like this really put a smile on my face.
This book is available to buy on Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trace-Race-Things-That-Go/dp/1626869642/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524575129&sr=1-1&keywords=Trace+Race+things+that+go&dpID=51ypu6Wn7yL&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch
On Sunday 22 April it was Earth Day. My daughter's school celebrated by holding a special event for families to raise awareness about environmental issues and have fun. I did these two prints as a special commission.
Recently it was my wedding anniversary. I've been married to my husband for just 3 years but we've been together for 11 (I think!) I was delighted to receive this card from my sister. It's one I illustrated for Cardmix.
Some examples from a Baroque Wedding range I did for Abacus cards.
This was a special commission I did for a family friend. She has Multiple Sclerosis and was travelling to Mexico to undergo revolutionary treatment. Am pleased to say it even though it's early days it seems to have been quite successful and she can do a lot more than she used to be able to. The word 'Resurgam' is Latin and means 'I will rise again.'