Friday, 30 November 2012

Home Sweet Home

Home sweet home stone

Having at last finally got my shop up and running I am now trying to come up with ways of expanding my product line. Currently I am just offering digital prints of my work but I am keen to branch out.

I've been collecting stones of varying shapes and sizes for a while now with the aim of doing something lovely and creative with them. I finally got time the other week to sit down a create something. So here is my first piece of decorated stone. Please do let me know what you think of it!

 I think I will have to try working on some smaller scale things for my shop though as postage could work out to be expensive! So this one is currently living in my lounge by the fireplace.

Home Sweet Home was inked by hand using a combination of Posca and Sakura pens and coated with a clear matte varnish to finish.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Pocket Wren Launch

Pocket Wren Opening banner
After what has seemed like forever I have finally launched my shop, Pocket Wren, on Etsy! It's my excuse to create things I love, I hope you like them too!

I've been working away in my spare time for the last few months creating lots of lovely things to sell. So far I have only had chance to upload a few items to my shop but there is definitely lots more to come! I'll do my best to add lots more goodies and keep you posted. In the meantime please take a look and let me know what you think at

Friday, 23 November 2012


Cats in love
Thought this image of these two rather romantic cats complete with whiskers glinting in the moonlight would fit this weeks Illustration Friday topic.

The image was one of several images featuring cats that I created with the greetings card market in mind. I thought this one could make a nice Valentines day card. A few months early, I know, but a little bit of romance can't be a bad thing can it?

Monday, 19 November 2012


Foal racing round the farm

My entry for this weeks Illustration Friday topic 'Zoom'. 

This is a character I developed for a series of children's board books. He is the fastest baby animal on the farm and he loves nothing more than having a race with all his farmyard friends...even if some of them might need a lift!

I have taken several pages from the book and with a bit of tweaking created this single image I thought I would try and show the foal doing what he does best. So here he is zooming around the farm.

The images were coloured and refined from my original pencil sketches in Illustrator and combined and edited using Photoshop.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Pocket Wren

Thought I'd better update my blog, I have not posted for a while as I've been so busy. I seem to have a lot going on at the moment! 

One of the things that is keeping me occupied is getting things ready so I can launch my online shop. I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere. I now have a name, 'Pocket Wren' and I've created my logo design, of which there is a sneaky peek below. So I feel a step closer at least. I've still got a little way to go organising things though but I will be sure to let you know when things are up and running!

Monday, 5 November 2012

The Shy Monster

Shy purple monster in the closet

I tried to go for a bit of a switch round for this weeks Illustration Friday topic 'Shy' hence the rather shy monster emerging reluctantly from the little girls closet. This is a new illustration produced just for fun and was done straight into Illustrator.