Tag Archives: critters

Fixing things like wings

I had an incredibly sweet commission for a gift for Father’s Day recently: drawings for a story written by Anitia, the mother of these two little girls, featuring her family and a hapless little dino, unable to fly home with … 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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Kappa cucumber celebration

Kappa (河童, literally ‘river child[ren]’) are small Japanese water demons with bowl-like, water-filled dents for crowns and a love for cucumber.  I made this as a card for a friend who I travelled to Kyoto with, and who, after we discovered all … Continue reading

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House of the Mushroom Sprite

A house and its guardian spirit, plus some little spirit helpers* and a few nosy crows. This is a better fit for autumn really. Ah well, hope your weekend is beautifully spring-filled! * Actually extremely ineffectual. Do not count on … Continue reading

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Brushstroke beasts

Spontaneous monsters took over a page of random brushstrokes. They’re mostly ok except for three, one of which will eat all the stamps it can find, while another has a habit of putting your shoes outside when it’s raining. The third won’t really do … Continue reading

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Friend of yours

I hope you’ve got a good cardboard box ready for him because he’s here to stay. (I actually left this on my colleague’s desk one day. She took him with her when she left.) Happy December!

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