Wednesday, December 19, 2012


I was commissioned to paint a giant giraffe recently! Miss Giraffe is painted on a size A0 sheet of watercolour paper, and is going in Arlo and Seb's bedroom :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Picton Street Winter Fayre

This was such a cute fayre! All day and evening, lots of local arts and crafts, food and drink and music. I sold my cards, books and artwork from a basket on the back of my bike, I wheeled it up and down the street selling my wares!
Here I am outside No.21
Welcome to Montpelier!

The Window Shop!
The view from the top of Picton Street
Present bunting!

My bike all lit up after dark!

A puff of mulled cider steam rising up in to the night..
An intruiging looking stall.

Watching the music

A band plays and couple kiss :)
It was such a lovely day with such a lovely atmosphere. This is what makes a community stronger, and puts a little more love in to the world. Little pockets of wholesome unity.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Picton Street Winter Fayre!

Yay! I'll be selling cards, books and artwork from my bicycle basket at the Picton Street Winter Fayre all day and evening on Saturday 15th. There'll be mince pies, mulled wine, live music, dancing, a panto and lots more!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Storytime on the Farm!

I will be telling my stories for children at the Windmill Hill City Farm this saturday, between 12 - 2.30pm. Very excited!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Are you sitting comfy?

I am going to be telling stories for under 5's at my local Children's book/toy shop 'The Stripy Owl' on 13th Dec!
I think I'll try out my new 'little owl' story :)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Time to get waterproof...

My boots are getting a real good testing in this weather, water feels like it's pouring in from every crevis and and every nook! No sooner have my boots dried out they get drenched again... I think it might be time to invest in a pair of wellies..

Time to get Waterproof..

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mini Book Wardrobe at M&S

Check it out! I received this in the post recently, the book I illustrated 'I Spy Something Wonderful' written by David Conway, was selected in Marks & Spencer's 'Collection of Modern Classics' mini book wardrobe. (That's my Baby Deer on the right hand 'door' of the cupboard :)

Isn't it cute!

I dashed out to my local M&S to hunt it down, and look, ther it is! Alongside Shirley Hughes' 'Alfie', Beatrix Potter, The Gruffalo and The Tiger Who came to Tea!
Available on Marks and Spencer's website here

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Owl discovers he's not alone out there....

..and a couple of extras....
Have a super Autumn everyone :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Zombie Hop!

I made a poster for our weekly Swing Dance/Lindyhop social night 'Ain't Mishaving', which falls on Halloween this year - we called it 'Zombie Hop', should be fun!

Monday, October 22, 2012

My Etsy Shop

My Etsy Shop is back! I am currently adding more and more items to the shop, including original art, prints, and custom made artwork. So keep checking, there'll be something new for sale each time! :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Story telling at Windmill Hill Farm

I will be reading my story 'Scary Mary' for the first time at 'Apple Day' at the Windmill Hill City Farm, Bristol (the place where it was inspired!) this sunday afternoon 21st Oct, from 12noon- 6pm. Come on down for story time! I will be with 2 other great story-tellers, you can find us in the barn next to the goats, amongst the straw bales and bunting.

I will also tell some other stories of mine, and I will be selling signed books, artwork and prints.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

The Grandaddy of all trees

I think this it the Wise old Grandaddy Tree of all trees in the world.. He sits deep in the middle of the Red Forest, in a secret location you can only find if the Faer Forest Folk smile upon you, once on the day of a Blue Moon. And they whisper a trail of cryptic clues that will lead down twisting turning paths and eventually to the Grandaddy... standing silently, surrounded by a protective faerie ring of trees reaching 400feet tall and 20feet wide.

I was lucky enough to visit the Redwood forest, California recently. We camped and hiked amongst the trees for 3 nights - those forests certainly have some magic amongst them. I really felt like they were whispering and communicating while we walked amongst them, we were so tiny! Some of those trees are over 2000 years old... just imagine 2000 years of strong, solid, living tree energy vibrating through the earth! I think it's quite healing to walk amongst those trees, absorbing their magic :)

Friday, September 07, 2012

The Portlaroid!

In keeping with the notion 'Keep Portland Wierd', my friend Amber and I invented the 'Portlaroid'! It's a creation which celebrates the wonder of analogue photography; for just $1 you can get an accurate picture of yourself, or whatever you choose to aim the camera at!

It's a wonderful invention, made entirely from cardboard boxes (it's big enough to fit a person inside!) The 'exposure time' takes between 3 - 5 minutes, so we ask customers to be patient and 'hold their poses' as much as possible..

We took The Portlaroid to Portland's 'Last Thursday on Alberta' (big arts based street fair), and to the Pearl's 'First Thursday' (another big art fair). Amber did a marvelous job at playing hostess and rolled up customers left right and centre! People loved it! And, thankfully, loved their pictures too.

Here are some photos we took (digitally) of the events:

The Portlaroid takes a trip...

Me adding some finishing touches, before climbing inside to operate the mechanisms...

Some happy customers!

Happy customers!

Happy customers!
Happy customers

I'm looking forward to taking it out, perhaps in Bristol next.... watch out for a Portlaroid near you!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012