Monday, 25 October 2010

A peek in a pika package

Can't believe I still haven't got round to this, but I realised just yesterday that I never shared what I received in my pika package! It landed on my doorstep just before I left for a holiday in the lake district at the end of the summer, and by the time I returned there was so much going on that it completely slipped my mind. I was really pleased to receive such a lovely parcel! Thanks to all of the artists in mine for providing such a wonderful collection of goodies, and to Amy at pikaland for organising the whole thing!

A lovely little card and fold-out illustration by Chum McLeod.

Travel journal/notebook by Little Clouds.

A journal about Emilie Boudet's travels in India.

A woodblock print and collection of little goodies from Silver Tree Art.

Thanks for reading everyone, until next time!

Monday, 18 October 2010

It's autumn and the leaves are turning...

I realised it's been a while since I actually posted any of my own work on here! So today is some more work from my sketchbook as of yet unseen. I added a quick bit of watercolour to them as well just to brighten the drawings up.

The lovely Natsuki Otani has been kind enough to feature my work on her blog, so head on over there to check out that and her own gorgeous work (which was also featured here last week, if you remember.)

Hope you've all had a lovely Sunday!

Friday, 8 October 2010

More snail mail surprises!

Hello all! Sorry it's been over a week since the last post. I had been hoping I could try to cram in more than one a week... must try harder.

The reason on this occasion was that I needed to keep away from distractions while I did a complete overhaul of my portfolio. I booked myself an appointment with the AOI for their expert to look over my stuff and give me some advice. That was supposed to be this Monday just gone, but with the tube strike... so, next Monday it is. On the downside I have another week to get nervous about it. However, it was the 1st anniversary of my getting engaged last Saturday so on the upside I could just enjoy the day instead of working!

I got another lovely parcel through the post today that I thought I'd share. These are from the fabulous Natsuki Otani; who, as well as making beautiful, whimsical and colourful illustrations, also runs the Illustration Rally blog (and I am very proud to say that yours truly is the featured artist there right now!) So a big thank you to Nat for gracing me with both her lovely work, and a feature alongside all the talented people on her blog.

Thanks for reading everyone, hope you're well!