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Tuesday Talent – Charlotte Vallance

When I did my gocco workshop a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet Charlotte Vallance, an illustrator I have been chatting with on twitter following the Sketchbook Project. This week, I have chosen to showcase Charlotte’s work for many reasons but here are my top 3: The detail in her Gocco printing… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – First Gocco attempt

I’m always up for trying new creative things, but over the last year or so that’s not been so easy with moving flat, my operation and recovery and lack of money… However, I was very excited when my friend Jess sent me a link for a Gocco workshop by Printed Wonders on Etsy which wasn’t too… Read more »

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Friday Faves – Gocco

After my very exciting Gocco workshop on Weds night (more to be revealed shortly) and whilst I still debate with myself whether to invest in a Gocco machine, I thought I would take my inspiration for today’s favourites from printed delights: Deebeale – Blue grey hares (This is an artist I have admired ever since… Read more »

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Tuesday Talent – Catherine Rayner

Another bad week so to cheer myself up on the days I’m not working I get out my children’s picture books and choose my fave 3 of the day to flick through to make me smile. Today, I’ve chosen one from my absolute fave illustrator, Catherine Rayner. Everytime I find myself in a bookshop I am… Read more »

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Showcase Sunday – my dad

As it’s Father’s Day, and like most I believe that my dad is the BEST, here are a few of my fave items that have been inspired by my amazingly patient, generous, caring and intelligent dad, and a few of my fave photos with him (the old faves are still in storage at my parents until we… Read more »

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Talent Tuesday – Gillian Bates

Anyone who is a regular reader of my blog or viewer of my work will know that I’ve got back into my textiles over recent months and have even started free-stitching again, or sketching with the sewing machine as I like to call it. So, when I came across Gillian Bates and her etsy shop I was distracted… Read more »

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Dino giveaway…

Well I can’t believe that May is nearly over, and it’s only a few weeks away from our first wedding anniversary! So, as time continues to fly and this was a big birthday year for me (I’m beginning to feel like a dinosaur with my bones!) I thought it was about time I did a… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – dinos in town

A few years ago when I had been made redundant I spent most of my days free-stitching on the sewing machine I had borrowed from my mum. These days I use my own sewing machine, a birthday present thanks to my husband, and I’m pretty much attached to it 24/7. When I was flicking through… Read more »

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Mystery Project

As you will probably know I’ve been doing a few of the Art House Co-op free projects to keep my mind creative whilst I debate where to take my sketchbookproject next. When I saw the mystery project it was an absolute must do as I think it’s really important to keep doing the little things… Read more »