Thursday, 9 September 2010

More Map Birds - South East London

I am taking part in a little exhibition with my talented artist friends Freeda and Teresa in late September. It will be in the Oval Theatre Cafe and the the title of the show is 'Found'. I will be showing some of my Little Map Birds series, and have made a couple more of the South East area including the Oval for the show. These are slightly larger than the rest of the series, and I am hoping they will look nice when printed as I've had to send them off slightly blind due to printer problems! Fingers crossed. . The exhibition opens on the 21st of September.

Friday, 20 August 2010

The Laughing Problem by Jo Rivard

William of Orange and his faithful citizens.

In trouble again...

A boy named Hogg..

I did a small set of drawings recently for a talented new writer called Jo Rivard, who has written a very funny series of books about a brother and sister called Max and Millie. In 'The Laughing Problem' Max and his best friend Colin have problems keeping a straight face in class when their wild imaginations run away with them... We've all been there. They get into all sorts of trouble with teachers and Mums, and worst of all, girls. It was lots of fun to illustrate - good luck with the book Jo!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

A Little Book of Alliterations is here!

A Little Book of Alliterations has arrived! I have received my proof copies and am very excited! These are my very bad photographs of it. It's amazing to finally see them in print. They are sweet and small - pocket size, with a lovely matte hardback cover. All in all, a very satisfying little object. Perfect for a little stocking filler or birthday present!!!

It is available to pre-order on Amazon, and is due out in September. You can order a copy by clicking here.


Monday, 10 May 2010

A spoke (?) of cyclists

A few of the cyclists I have been drawing for the AOI Transport Museum poster competition. The bottom one seems to look a bit like me - not quite sure where I have acquired the toddler from.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Visual Minutes at the Play England Conference

I did some visual minutes with Claire Stringer at Play England's conference at the British Museum at the end of March. You can see these minutes, and some of the other work done by the Creative Connection Team that I sometimes work with at the Visual Minutes Blog.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

A Little Book of Alliterations - A

'Awful Auntie Agatha Ate All of Arthur's Available Apples.'

from 'A Little Book of Alliterations' by Felix Arthur, Inside Pocket Publishing

Monday, 22 March 2010

A Little Book of Alliterations - Bologna Book Fair and release date!

I spent the last few months of last year working on this project with author Felix Arthur, and Inside Pocket Publishing, and I'm really excited that A Little Book of Alliterations will be available to buy from September 2010.

I made 30 colour illustrations to accompany Felix Arthur's tongue twisting journey through the alphabet. It was a really fun job, and I can't wait to see it in print!

The Little Book is currently en route to Bologna for the Book Fair with Inside Pocket Publishing and some other book friends. Click here to see the advance information sheet from Inside Pocket.

Here is the front cover - and I will be posting a few of my favourites from the book in the next few weeks.

Tee Hee!

Friday, 12 March 2010

New Website coming soon!

My new website will be coming soon which I am very excited about. It will feature this little owl, and is being developed by the very wonderful Ast and Red. Thank you both!

Me focused, me not so focused

Made the picture above as my profile picture for a collaborative children's book project I am working on with friends from college. And following a spectacularly distracted day yesterday, made the second picture of some of the many things that were conspiring to make me very unproductive.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Drawings for Clay Futures Report

Drawings for a report about the development of eco towns in Cornwall, and some fliers for a workshop and seminar at the Eden Project, about community, services and eco towns.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Another one

More Kitties

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Kitties mark 1

Starting to think about pitch for a board book involving kittens... and wool. Here are some kittens.

Pots and Princes - Museum of Scotland Sketching

Monday, 25 January 2010

Ceilidh 7 pm

Some Ceilidh-ing for Burn's Night..

Ceilidh 12 am

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

More Map Birds!

Another little batch of map birds, some of which will be on sale from Potterton Books
in a couple of weeks time Once again, they are 10cmx16cm, archival giclee prints on Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper. They are an edition of 30.

Thursday, 14 January 2010


I'm working on my portfolio at the mo - therefore, monkeys.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Radio Eiffel

Mmm. Bit random. 12th January 1908 - first long wave radio message was sent from the Eiffel Tower, which was obviously all about rabbits, peace lilies and sheep. And tea.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

The Battle of Nancy

I was casting about for something for a warm up drawing this morning and thought I would look at past January 5th events. Wikepedia kindly informed me that the Dreyfus Affair unravelled; Erin - the largest dwarf planet in the solar system - was discovered; God help us the Daily Mail became the first transoceanic newspaper, and the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay began.

Besides all this and much more, Charles the Bold was killed in the Battle of Nancy on this day in 1477, and Burgundy became part of France. Having eschewed drawing bridges, dwarfs, army officers, and battles, I then quite irrelevantly drew a picture of Charles the Bold as a young lad in tights, with his dad, the very dapper Philip the Good, also in tights, and a very fetching hat.

(It's from a painting by Rogier van der Weiden, 1447-8. )

A Fishy Encounter

Monday, 4 January 2010

Good grief, I've just realised that I actually drew 9 cats, not 7. That's a bit worrying in the whole counting department. Good job I don't have to do any proper counting at the moment, like for a tax return or something. Dammit.

Happy New Year

2010 cats. Well 7 cats for 2010. Gently does it.