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A leaf-and-flower-bordered gift

A recent commission: an illustration of James and Peri (and Reggie), as a wedding gift, with borders of olive and fig leaves and alpine forget-me-nots, representative of home places. Also some of the sketches I did before starting the final … Continue reading

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Dance of the watercolour blob critters

It’s a little late, but hope you had a very happy Easter time!   After drawing these straight-to-pen, flower-sprouting chicks onto watercolour blobs I had a go at some gif making practice (my second so far!). Part of me wishes I could … Continue reading

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Actual beaver

A few days ago while on a walk I saw a wild beaver for the first time! A real live actual wild beaver, in the wild, being all beaver-like. I mean no big deal I wasn’t totally over-awed and straining my … Continue reading

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Flinky

We said goodbye to our lovely dog Flinky this week. A little fluff-ball mongrel, born in Greece, where we lived at the time, he was with us for 17 years and it hits hard to miss him. It’s been good to … Continue reading

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Inktober Tree Dwellers 3

A last few inktober tree dwellers (yikes, posting these late!): Taking shelter; Losing the squirrel stare off contest; A portrait of a forest critter (species kind of ambiguous, was going for squirrel but he turned out a bit foxy) (fuirrel?) ; … Continue reading

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Cats & Dahlias (Catlias)

Cats and dahlias: their capacity for fantastic colours and shapes and patterns makes grey days and moods brighter! I had some of these crazy firework flowers to stay (they’re still stretching and looking around and generally making themselves comfy on the kitchen table) … Continue reading

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Reality check cat knights

 Two scruffy cats with a message. I remember feeling a stab of recognition when I learned about ‘impostor syndrome’ and the huge number of people who have a recurring, discomfiting sensation that at some point people will see through you and realise you … Continue reading

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