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Happy birthday from Calvin and Hobbes

I would like to wish my fab hubby a big Happy Birthday šŸ™‚ Due to our current situation and Dan being made redundant recently I knew I had to come up with a cheap yet creative and fun present so with a bit of planning, collaboration and creativity here is my unique offering. Thanks to… Read more »

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Friday Faves – Drawing on inspiration

I have been so busy this week with work, which don’t get me wrong I am grateful for, but after so many architectural drawings all I see when I go to bed is plans, elevations and sections, and have spent the week dreaming of doors, tables and cash desks! So, as my working week is… Read more »

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Tuesday Talent – Theater Clouds

Ok, it’s a little late in the day but it is still Tuesday and given the day I’ve had today it is an achievement to get a few minutes to share one of my fave designers on this manic Tuesday. I had a stressful morning but my afternoon, although busy, seemed to improve when I… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search

You may have worked out by now that I like a challenge and am always looking for new ways to push myself out of my comfort zone, and my latest competition is no exception. When I found out about the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search my jaw dropped, and I certainly stopped what I was… Read more »

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Tuesday Talent – Heck Yeah Prints

I am pushing myself out of my comfort zone again as I attempt to enter the Tiger Print Patterned Type competition, this has resulted in many an hour doodling, scribbling and staring at my sketcbook in search of a brainwave. I haven’t quite got anything I’m happy with yet but I have found some interesting… Read more »

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Tuesday Talent – Caroline Rose Art

It’s Diabetes Week this week and as my blood sugars are misbehaving again I thought I’d pick something bright and cheerful to share this week, and it comes in the form of Caroline Rose Art. I have been a fan of Caroline’s gorgeousĀ collagesĀ for some time, and if/when we have kids I will be adorning our… Read more »

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Friday Faves – Harlow Carr Part 2

I didn’t have time to write a Friday Faves post last week so I’m making up for it with lots more Harlow Carr talent to showcase from some great makers and creators at the Harlow Carr Ā Just Makers Spring Fair, which I would definitely be re-visiting if I weren’t heading for the sunshine of Spain… Read more »

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Tuesday Talent – Mary Frances Smith

I recently started getting into drawing architecture and scenes of my fave places, and I’m surprised I’ve never done it before given that I have and interior architecture and design degree, but I think my sketching has been an escape and tended to lead me away from my day job. That said, I absolutely love… Read more »

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Tuesday Talent – Simply me and her

After a bit of a crisis of confidence at the weekend, my sketching hand seemed to come back to life yesterday when I decided to pick an old and battered sketchbook off the shelf, change my pen and sit in the glorious bank holiday sunshine. This means that today was a sketching day to continue… Read more »