Friday, 16 June 2017

My bedroom in Verona, Italy

Things are changing, with new possibilities on the horizon. My time in Verona has come to an end, and to preserve some of my memories of Verona I decided to take some photos of my bedroom. It's not often that you document the places that you have lived in, and so I hope these photos will bring back fond memories in the years to come.    
 While living here I tried to grow a few plants, as Verona is a very different climate than the UK I found it very difficult at first and several plants died from too much sunlight. But I eventually managed to keep them alive and they are flourishing. 
These are my favourite pillow cases by the very talented illustrator Jenni Desmond. 
 My little desk from IKEA for painting and drawing.

 A snapshot of my jewelry collection. 
My room is rented and it came with very old Italian furniture, something I originally hated but grew to like. Outside there is a lovely balcony where you can see the room tops of buildings and sometimes hear the music from the Arena. 

I shall miss my little room in Verona and I shall miss Verona itself, it has been a beautiful city to live in and wonderful place to experience Italian life. 

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Hello! I'm back!

I had a little look at this blog a few days ago and was shocked to see that the last post I made almost two years ago!!! 

So I think it's about time to recharge my blogging skills and get back to trying to make this blog a fun place to show my work. I thought I'd start by writing a little bit about me. I am always super interested in other bloggers back stories, and so I'm going to try to give a small insight into my life and my work. 

I graduated from the University for Creative Arts in Illustration, after my graduation I set up my Etsy shop. I got really into print making in my last year of university and did a short letterpress internship in London. This was where I created the first covers for my Moon, Star and Planets book. After illustrating I putting them up in my shop they became my most popular products, particularly the Star book. I am really happy with my shop, but I really want to start making more new products and pushing my talents further.  So watch this space!

While at university I had an amazing opportunity to do the Erasmus program and lived in Gent, Belgium for 6 months. This experience gave me a passion for exploring other countries and after university I lived in France for 9 months and currently I am living in the North of Italy working as an English teacher. I'm living in the most wonderful surroundings which I hope I will also be able to reflect in my work in the near future.

So that's me! If you'd like to see more of my work have a look at my Instagram or Etsy shop.

The illustration is supposed to be a self portrait, I'm not completely pleased with it but I'm just getting back into painting. 

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Hand Mirror

What is for you won't pass by you. Think about it, that job or that apartment or even that boy. If it's not meant to be for you, there is something else out there that is specifically for you. Just be patience.

You can now buy my illustration as a cute little hand mirror. A sweet little daily reminder smile emoticon
 Available in my shop for £3/€4. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I made this little Christmassy illustration for you all to share with friends and family. Copy the image into an email, share on facebook/the internet, it's yours. Enjoy! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Featured in Mollie Makes Magazine Issue 45

My star book has been featured in the newest Mollie Makes edition! 
Go out and buy one and see the lovely page spread :)

Monday, 22 September 2014

Italian tomato sauce

I made some fresh tomato sauce recently. Thinking of doing a series of Italian recipes. 

Friday, 22 August 2014

New Product: 2015 calendar

Available here ---> Etsy