The Perfect Storm

Remember that film where George Clooney grabs an unexpected eBay bargain, finds a sketchbook with unusual dimensions, and follows an Instagram account that suddenly gives him an idea for an art project? It’s called ‘The Perfect Storm’. Oh, wait. That wasn’t a film, it was real life. And it wasn’t George Clooney, it was me.Continue reading “The Perfect Storm”

Illustrators in Conversation: Oliver Jeffers and David Mackintosh

Last night, I went to see children’s picturebook illustrators Oliver Jeffers and David Mackintosh in conversation, here in Brighton. It was a fun event – there seemed to be real rapport between the two writers and their Editor (whose name I can’t find online, sorry, Editor!). You could buy all their books, of course. Here’sContinue reading “Illustrators in Conversation: Oliver Jeffers and David Mackintosh”

November 2012: clothes project

In November 2012, I decided to draw the clothes I wore, every day, for a month. And as if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, I also drew my daughter’s clothes. At the end of the month, a good friend commented that the illustrations would make a great comic. She said one thing that reallyContinue reading “November 2012: clothes project”

A surprising thing

All right, so this lovely thing happened. I’ve had this Gudrun Sjoden dress pinned to my wish I could justify that Pinterest board for.. well, for 25 weeks, according to Pinterest itself. Something about the pattern and the colours really appealed to me, and the cut is one of the few that actually suits myContinue reading “A surprising thing”

Moving house announcement

When are the occasions you really don’t have time to sit down and draw? – Getting married – Having a baby – Moving house. Unfortunately, these are also the times when it would be really nice to send people a hand-illustrated card with your news. I did manage hand-drawn invitations when we got married. IContinue reading “Moving house announcement”