Saturday, 30 March 2013


Something vaguely inspired by a picture I saw on the web a few days ago.

Pictures for the past five days

Internet back up and running so here are five pictures for the past five days.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

No Wifi

Wifi down at the moment - it always goes down when it gets freezing cold! Back posting soon I hope.

Sunday, 24 March 2013


Snow in a local conifer plantation this morning.

Saturday, 23 March 2013


We've had this cyclamen in our dining room since November (or possibly a bit earlier) and it has remained in flower ever since bringing a pleasing splash of colour to the house. We are still in the grip of winter with more snow falling most of today and no sign of warm spring sunshine for the foreseeable future. Last year it aground 20C at this time.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Cats for sale

A variation on yesterday's picture.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

There's nothing like a good book

Sometimes you can get so engrossed in something that the world changes around you without you realising it.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Sometimes a picture starts when I just throw a few random lines onto the page and see what I can turn them into. This picture began that way - I've deleted my initial rough lines and just used solid colour to build up the final image. I didn't spend long on this as my mind is slightly preoccupied with selling our house!

Monday, 18 March 2013


Quick and simple picture today. Thought of a lion as designing some animal masks for children at work today.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Clearing the Garden

Now that we have put the house up for sale I cleared up the garden this morning. As often seems to happen whenever I have a load of stuff that needs to be carried through the house and into the car it was pouring with rain. Washed floors. Bricks, concrete, old double glazing panels, wood, light fittings, a wicker bookcase and other bits of stuff all went to the dump.

Saturday, 16 March 2013


Whilst manning the shop on the allotment site I drew the view out of the window. This is very much a rushed scribble in-between serving a select few customers. Chilly, showery, sunny spells.... Ground very wet still and I don't think the gardening season has really started yet. Still rather wintery for mid-March.

Friday, 15 March 2013


I've never worked much with selective colour palettes until recently. With no formal training in design I'm discovering new things in my job that take my work in different directions. Now that most of my work is digital it is easier for me to control colours than it is with with inks or paints. Not sure who lives in this house.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Floral Pattern

I've a small liking for surface pattern design and occasionally dapple in it at work. Can't easily do geometric designs or layout in Procreate so I just do odd bits here and there.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Monday, 11 March 2013

Sunday, 10 March 2013


Cold, grey and sleeting today. Went out for bike ride then dug a little on the allotment. Back gave way on me and so now resting in discomfort.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Friday, 8 March 2013

A Good Book

Reading an excellent book at the moment 'Deep Country' by Neil Ansell (2011). It is about a guy who goes and lives in a remote welsh cottage for a few years and writes about all the wildlife he sees. Not read a good easy and enjoyable read for ages - to many have been heavy going philosophical ones.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sense of Place

Quote from within the book Deep Ecology (Devall and Sessions, 1985).

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


A simple cartoon that had been running around my head for a while.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Robin Singing

Wish I had been out gardening all day. Instead I was piled high with work in front of my computer screen: either working on a batch of party ware or a kids fashion model type of kit. Warmest and sunniest day of the year so far. Birds are being more vocal now.

Monday, 4 March 2013


Reworking of a Mother's Day card. I was going to add some photographic elements from the web but then decided that as they weren't my images they should not be allowed on this project. Images I create and post here must be 100% my own work in some form or other.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Allotment shed

It has been dry for a few days now and I was able to do a bit of clearing and digging this afternoon on my allotment. A little bit chilly, but I sat down and sketched this for half an hour or so and then finished it off at home. This was't my allotment though.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Plants for Sale

Started off by wanting a hill. Then added the trees and house. Looked a bit bland so added the garden around the house. I still wanted something extra and played around with several styles of fence and gate before deciding on the 'Plants for sale' idea. No animals today.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Day 3: Butterflies

Probably a bit too complicated, but I am always having to simplify things at work so it is fun playing with few more elements. There a probably several greetings cards tucked away in here.