Tag Archives: Cards

Tanuki time

Drew this tanuki for a friend’s birthday 🎉🍃🍶🌿🌰✨ I loved seeing these often gormless looking guardians while in Japan, statues ranging in size from ankle to waist height, keeping watch by home, storefront and restaurant doors. Chingodo shrine in Tokyo … Continue reading

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In-East Exhibition

My Messenger Birds over Seoul illustration is also on show elsewhere: there’s a small exhibition of my drawings up in the East Asian departmental hall of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany! Featured are dozens of sketchbook drawings, paintings, journal comics,and … Continue reading

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Double-sided sparkling

 A card I made for my sister’s birthday a week ago : ) Maker of pots, swimmer of lakes and pools, expert of style, grower of plants, planner extraordinaire – she’s the sparkliest! This left portrait was on the front … 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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Show visitors & princesses

Recently I had a small and very impromptu show of some of my illustrations, cards and sketchbooks at some wonderful friends’ house, as part of an open house / studio art route in town. It was a first for me, … Continue reading

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Norwegian Forest Princess Cat

A card full of ink & watercolour Iyo-chans to wish you a very happy weekend!                       For Naoko, based on her most beautiful cat ❤ Here are some sketchbook pages … Continue reading

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Messenger Birds over Seoul

A few months ago I spent a beautiful, delicious, and supremely relaxed week in South Korea with one of my besties. This drawing is based on the view from our hostel room, with its vista of leafy streets, mixed traditional and … Continue reading

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