New Botanical themed Pattern

botanical-patternWednesday on The Great British Bake Off it was botanical week. I particularly loved Candice’s show stopper – it was so creative and unique! Did you see it? There’s a pic here…  I decided to create a new botanical inspired pattern this week, it’s not food related but it was nice to have a word prompt for a new illustration.

This afternoon I’m off to Milan to spend a few days with my mum, a few days working on a live illustration job and the rest of the time working on my travel sketchbook – I’m excited! Hope you have a lovely weekend too.

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Our first home, two months in

two-months-inThis month I’ve started feeling more settled in our new house. Some of the initial stress and overwhelming feelings are starting to subside and I’m feeling more relaxed and remembering all the factors of the house we fell in love with. I feel lucky that we found this house and the excitement is building again with all the possibilities it will bring. Read more

Rose Lemon Tea pattern & new greetings cards

rose-lemon-tea-patternHappy Monday! It’s a rather bleak one with rain showers and grey skies but I’m not letting the weather get me down today. I saddled up the dogs in their matching waterproof dog coats for a refreshing walk under the raindrops earlier and I’ve since been sat at my desk editing and planning new work to launch in my etsy shop. I’m delving into the world of giclee prints and I’ve been excitedly testing out new papers and ordering proofs so watch this space for some new items coming soon. The above pattern was inspired by a Rose Lemon tea I picked up from M&S (seriously delicious!) I’ve had it printed alongside my GBBO biscuit week inspired illustration and I’m now selling them both as greetings cards in my etsy shop. You can purchase them here!
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I hope your Monday is going well, stop by on Wednesday for my regular GBBO inspired illustration for pastry week!

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‘The Great British Bake Off,’ inspired illustration – Bread week

Bread weekThis week on ‘The Great British Bake Off,’ it’s bread week. I’m looking forward to seeing the contestants efforts and I’m intrigued about the show stoppers this week. I love baking bread and have been meaning to create a new sourdough starter so hopefully this week will give me the encouragement I need. After last weeks show Viennese whirls go on my baking to-do list too! In between work and planning a work/sketchbook trip later this month I came up with this GBBO inspired bread illustration. I hope you like it, are you enjoying the new series?

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