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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 »

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Tuesday Talent – Kiki and Polly

Wow, the sun is actually shining as I write this, for those not in the UK who are confused by this – we have had months of rain and flooding and not a glimpse of sun so for us it actually feels like summer is finally here. This got me thinking that it’s the simple things that… 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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Sunday Showcase – meet Molly

I’ve had a tough week with the pain in my hip, and had to have a cortisone injection directly into the painful area which has left me in more pain and meant going back onto the stronger painkillers. This isn’t great for my body but the tramadol seems to bring my creativity out (in-between naps)… Read more »

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#Blogboost 11 – Sketchbook Project finally finished

  Yay, I am so happy and relieved to have finally finished my sketchbookproject 2012! I must admit it didn’t take me long after sending off last years to forget how stressful and hard it is to work to a deadline for something that will be viewed by others and tour 3 continents this time…. Read more »

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Family Folksy Friday – featuring some folkfesters!

I’m so glad it’s Friday! Another tough day at work, I could have quite happily gone straight to bed at home-time, but it’s a good job I didn’t as we met up with some good friends and their 2 adorable kids who always make us smile and keep us entertained. So, in honour of our… Read more »

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aDorable Dragon…

I’ve had a busy week at work so today was dedicated to ‘creative’ things (after a biiiiiiiig pile of ironing, cooking, washing and cleaning.)  I’m disappointed I didn’t finish my cowboy entry for last month so I thought I’d better dedicate some time to this month’s dragon challenge, and the outcome was Dora and Dan. … Read more »

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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 »