Tag Archives: Cards

Year of the Dog

Happy Chinese New Year! They’re a few days late, but here are some of these best of animals to wish you a very good lunar new year. These were done in straight-to-paper watercolour and pen (no pencil sketching beforehand) – … Continue reading

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Forest explorations

A card I made for my sister, who’s the best at exploring and picking out that hitherto unseen path of creativity, beauty and unique inspiration. Happy birthday Saartchi! ❤   I’ve been following Inktober, for which you make an ink … Continue reading

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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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