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2017 Secret Valentine Exchange

I never need an excuse to send pretty post but when I saw the Secret Valentine Exchange on Instagram on the day it closed for entries I knew I had to sign up

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Magical Lantern Festival

Some creative inspiration despite the -1ºc temperature at the Magic Lantern Festival, Leeds

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Spanish sketching

A recent holiday was the start of me trying to get back into sketching, and feeling very rusty

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Tuesday Talent – Sean Mort

Time to get back to showcase some of my favourite indie designers/makers for the first Tuesday Talent of the year with Sean Mort Print Shop

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Handmade Christmas

With too much political turmoil hanging over 2016 I decided to start the year reflecting on our handmade Christmas instead

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Creative escapism

October wasn’t a good month for me but in tough times I turn to my sketchbook and creativity to escape so at least I have some sketches to share

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Etsy Made Local Talent – Part 1

I’m pleased to be a part of Team Leeds Etsy Made Local at Leeds City Museum on 3 Dec and wanted to share some of my fellow, talented designers and makers – not to be missed!

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H for Harry

Seeing the world differently is something I encourage my son to do, and him spotting these ‘H for Harry’ features on our walk yesterday inspired me to continue with my alphabet illustrations

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Happy Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire day seemed the perfect day for my Leeds illustration postcards to arrive, followed by good news of a Leeds event I’ve been accepted for in December

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Teepee time

After a long week it’s time to enjoy some chilled time with my family and enjoying some time in Harry’s room with new teepee and decoration

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    This range is inspired by my day job, and the familiar figures often added into sketches by architects and interior designers.  The final push started in September when I made a card for my parents to say thanks for helping us move all the way from Manchester to London, and that very card has made… Read more »

  • heARTs for Haiti

    When disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti happen it’s often a stark reminder that  there are people much worse off than ourselves.  Faye Rossi has come up with a great fundraising idea, heARTs for Haiti, which is  ‘an exhibition of art, photography, and crafts to raise funds and awareness for Haitian earthquake relief organisations.’… Read more »

  • Lost property tree

    Illustrapedia is a Flickr group set up by some of the entrants of Picture This – a competition run by Waterstones to find an amateur illustrator for Julia Donaldson’s latest children’s book ‘Freddie and the Fairy.’ A competition I decided to enter after being made redundant last April, and the moment that got me hooked… Read more »

  • No accident…

    ‘Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things’ – Nicholas Meyer My art, and even this website, may not have happened by accident but it all started with one… As the name suggests, I’m very accident prone and the idea of a website to share information… Read more »