Saturday, December 22, 2012

Winter Celebrations

Thank you to everyone who has supported me & my art over the last year. I've had an amazing year, something I am very, very thankful for & I couldn't have done it without you :)

Have a relaxing & wonderful festive break.

Monday, December 3, 2012

I feel Christmassy!

It's December, which means I officially feel all Christmassy! :) And to kick off my Christmas festivities I'm having a special blog offer on this week. It's my way of saying a BIG thank you to you for all your support this year.

Buy any one of my prints and you can have (as a special gift to you) a print for free. Just type the code 'SNOWFLAKE' & the name of the free print you would like in the message to seller box at checkout. Offer ends Sunday 9th at midnight.

You can visit my Not On The Highstreet shop here & my Etsy shop here. I have different products in each shop so it's worth checking out both. I offer international shipping in both shops too.

Many thanks again & enjoy! :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Last Two Cards

Hello. Hope you all had a lovely weekend? It's been all rain, rain, rain, rain, rain & yup more rain here in the UK. What do you do with a very energetic 2 year old when its pouring with rain everyday? I'm running out of ideas- has anyone got any good ones?

These are the last two personalised Christmas cards that I've uploaded into my shop for 2012. Hope you like them :)

Where's Rabbit hiding? For more images & information click here to view the card.

Awe! Who could resist a kiss! For more images & information click here.

Be back soon, with some paintings to show you!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Wiggly Tendrils

Juliette Crane introduced me to this fantastic band whilst I was taking her e-course. I lazily watched her painting in her videos whist listening to one of her  favourite bands The Wiggly Tendrils- it was a very relaxing affair! In fact I enjoyed it so much I signed up to her new course & I bought a Wiggly Tendils album :) Here's one of my favourite songs. Enjoy!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Personalised Christmas Cards For That Someone Special

I would love to receive this little chap in one of my presents!
Click here for more info. & images

Who's hiding behind the Christmas pudding eh?
Click here for more info. & images

Well it's taken a while for me to update all my Christmas cards in my shop for Christmas 2012 but I'm nearly there! I have two more to show you & then I have some paintings to share with you which I'm so excited about. Yay! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Baby's First Christmas

I was so excited when I made my daughter's first Christmas card & now you can have one too for your little ones. The card shows one of my mixed media paintings/illustrations which I scanned in and edited on the computer so I could give the little rabbit a knitted scarf tied with a button :)

Click here for more info. & images

P.S I've also designed a 'Just For You' version for older children & the young at heart!

P.P.S Have a great weekend :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Little Birds & Bunnies

Click here to see more of these little birds

Click here to see more of these little bunnies

More sweet personalised cards for you to see. Hope you like them :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

Is it too early for snow?

I have two more Christmas card designs for you to see. Especially designed so that you can personalise them for loved ones :)

 Now available in my shop

 You can see more pics of this cute little bunny here. I would love a coat just like this one!

 And you can see more pics of these little bunnies here. Check out the Christmas jumper, everyone should have one don't you think? :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Christmas Stockings A Plenty

More cute bunnies. Hooray!

 Click here to see more pics of this chap

And click here to see more pics of this little guy

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Christmas Bunnies

Hello. Just updated my shop with two cards:

 Everybody needs a fairy bunny in their lives don't you think :)

Click here if you want to see more


Click here to see more images & info on this little chap

Bye bye for now

Monday, October 22, 2012

Christmas Is Coming!

Hallo. It's been a busy couple of weeks! I've been trying to get all my Christmas cards uploaded into the shop, do my stock taking, carry on with my freelance work & e-course work & send out orders on time. Orders are already starting to pick up for Christmas which is fab news & its making me feel festive- is it to early to feel festive?

Here are two new designs now available in my shop & I'll be sharing more designs very soon. Hope you like!

This card is based on a mixed media illustration of two bunnies in love called Oscar & Laila 
For more info. click here

I originally designed this card for my daughter Evie to give to her Daddy. I wanted it to look like she had hand drawn it & then I got the pencils, pens & crayons out and let Evie colour it in, she loved every minute and it made the card so special & thoughtful. I'm hoping other Mummys & Daddys will agree that its a lovely idea too :) I've also designed this card for grandparents & siblings. For more info click here

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Just wanted to share a beautiful song and video with you today. I would describe this as a modern day version of Beauty And The Beast. Be warned, if you are anything like me it may be a good idea to get some tissues first.....

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tears & Smiles

Well I've had a week of highs & lows! My computer died on me a few days ago, cue a very wobbly lip........deep breath Emma, deep breath. Consequently I've spent a lot of this week phoning repair companies & setting up my back up work station. All I can say is "I Love you Lacie" my Lacie is my computer back up machine & let me tell you it's had a lot of hugs & kisses over the last few days! Thankfully I can now blog again, make orders & design. BIG sigh of relief.

Onto the highs! I had a lovely review written about the first characters I designed for John Crane, you can read it here. I've also been working on a new style of illustration which I absolutely love doing & (fingers crossed) is selling really well. And (drum roll please) I found out my little one will soon have a cousin!!!! AMAZING NEWS.  I'm hoping to see the scans this weekend :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 27, 2012


 Toothy Goat!

 Trampoline Fun


Watching The Moon

Flying Home

After a very relaxing couple of weeks we are back home. I feel refreshed and ready to jump back into some art work. Whilst I've been away I enrolled in and started an e-course with Juliette Crane & I'm itching to get painting again! I'll be back soon with some new work. Wising you all a great weekend!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

In Lylia's Garden

Well hello there! I'm in a rather jolly mood as I've just had a stroll around a pretty village in the sunshine & had a very sophisticated coffee & croissant with hubby and little one in Brasserie Blanc no less! To top it off we're going on a summer break & I am bursting at the seams to get going. The thought of warm sunshine on my skin, beautiful food, watching films, relaxing with my family & all the sleep I can possibly wish for is just too much! lol!

So I may be away from my blog for a while too (haven't decided how long yet). But before I go here's a new print that is available in my NOTHS & Etsy shop. It was commissioned by one of my lovely customers who had already bought my Evie's Dream print & wanted another print to go with it. I decided to name the painting after her daughter & call it 'In Lylia's Garden', they now own the original & a print. 

If you are at all curious about my little white rabbit, he was originally inspired by my own daughter. When she was 10 months old, I often wondered what she dreamt about as she slept so peacefully, was she dreaming about playing in a magical garden I wondered? And collecting flowers with a big white rabbit........?

Have a great weekend everyone, be back soon :)

P.S I am closing my shops for my summer break, but if you are interested in buying a print do let me know & I can message you when my shops are open again.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Safari Floor Dominoes for John Crane

Last week I got a very exciting package through the post! I received my first wooden toy product from company John Crane, who I've been working with for a while now (you may have seen the previous posts). I took some quick photos with Instagram for you to see (the bottom two are from the internet). It's a set of safari floor dominoes & they are so fun, my job was to design the characters & I'm really proud of them, which is your favourite?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Virginia Wolf

I just had to share this beautiful book with you today.

Written by Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

"A story of two sis­ters, one blue, the other radi­ant, both brim­ming with imagination." 

The book is loosely based on the relationship between Virginia Woolf and her sister (the painter) Vanessa Bell. One day Virginia wakes up in a "wolfish" mood and her sister Vanessa does everything she can to make her sister happy again.

I have to say I let out a little squeal of delight when I opened up this book. The story is so touching & the illustrations are just beautiful. I will treasure this book.

Thank you to Emily for sharing such a wonderful find!

Monday, August 6, 2012

I'm fine, Thanks

Cannot wait to see this film!

Thanks to Marisa for sharing this on her blog. For more info. on the film release you can click here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Let Go & Enjoy The Ride

Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012 from The University of the Arts (Phl) on Vimeo.

This is probably one of the best speeches I've heard for any artist out there, wherever you are in your career.

I now feel so inspired I'm off to finish a painting I'm scared to finish- in case I ruin it. But I'm going to take Neil's advice & go for it. If it turns out ok I'll be so happy but if I ruin it and make a mistake then that's ok too. I'll keep trying until I make good art!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pulse 2011

I went to the trade fair Pulse in London not so long ago and I thought I would show you my favourite stands there. It was an inspiring day and full of very talented small business owners. Enjoy!

Freya Art

Mary Kilvert



Ruby Ruth Dolls

Pearl & Black's Sharon Blackman