Monthly Archives: April 2016


Recently I’ve been feeling inspired about nettles. My Grandma used to nurture a patch at the bottom of her garden to deter burglars and Big Dreamer once made a really excellent nettle beer so their uses are many and varied. … Continue reading

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Feeling smug

I’m feeling smug. We all made it to school this morning with our clothes on the right way round, our teeth cleaned and I flossed. Impressed? I am. I’ve heard people say that the jump from one child to two … Continue reading

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Picture Hooks Blog

I’ve shared some thoughts on being an emerging illustrator on the Picture Hooks blog. Have a look here. There’s also some great advice on networking from Leah McDowell who is the Design Manager at Floris Books.

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On this blustery April day I would like to formally introduce Wren to the blog. Wren is the pseudonym for my new baby daughter who arrived this March. She’s a loud little thing so Wren suits her well. We think … Continue reading

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