Is it Spring Yet?

self portrait monstera spring
Anyone else feel like they are lacking in vitamin D? Gimme all that sunlight!

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Hello, February


I can’t believe we’re already pretty much halfway through February…

The first week or so was spent finishing up an illustration commission and hanging out with my little shadow:




We also visited Nymans Gardens & Brighton over the weekend. We go to Lucky Beach for breakfast almost every time and it never fails so disappoint:




Also, yep, I’ve changed the name of this blog. I’m in the middle of designing my portfolio website and wanted to separate this out a bit. Nothings final in terms of platform yet, but the name definitely is!

Commissions & Personal Projects

A few illustrations from the last month;

This little guy is something I just did for myself, finished yesterday. Kind of just want to use gold gouache on everything now, it looks so good! Tempting to make a series of these with splashes of gold in all of them.

A made up lizard/gecko species, painted for a client who is having it printed on to plates and hung on his kitchen wall. Hopefully I’ll have a photo of the finished product soon! Not something I would usually draw, but the colour combination was fun and it was interesting to paint something that wasn’t primarily fur/hair.

And this was a fun commission from the band Solution Hours for their EP Try Again. They wanted some of my classic “girls” in black and pink – just my cup of tea! They were drawn on my iPad using procreate. Can’t wait to see them in action.

 

 

Daily Photos: Week 3


Can’t believe we are halfway through January already (Also can’t believe I’ve actually kept up with taking a photo a day)!

Some little moments from the past week; sketchbook pages, snoozing cats and getting caught in the snow (and coming home to a hot cup of earl grey)




My Bedside Table

Right now, in this dark grey weather, bed is my happy place. I mean, it kind of usually is, but especially this month. Probably not the healthiest of statements, but we bought a new bed & beside tables recently and I’ve just wanted to spend all of my time in there!
I always think bedside tables are so personal, and give you a tiny insight of the owners personality. Take mine for example – constantly littered with books, notebooks, hand cream, lip balm & jewellery. Whereas Harrys is an oasis of calm – simply a glass of water on a coaster. I don’t know how he does it, but he’s definitely this minimal in general life, too.



Is anyone else’s bedside table as cluttered as their mind?

Daily Photos: Week 2



Can you tell it’s really dark in Suffolk right now? Feeling very lethargic at the moment and am boiling down to not having enough sunlight. I think my lethargy is probably showing through in my photos. There’s just no inspiration around right now!

On a more positive note, I’ve picked up my laptop and am getting back in to learning web design again, I’ve got two illustration commissions to complete and I’ve just bought myself a weekly planner to get my bum in gear. I tried using a bullet journal last year and found I just got too caught up in trying to make it look pretty, rather than actually completing anything on my to do lists. I do still love the concept of them, but for me a planner/diary with pre set out pages is the way to go! If anyone has any tips on how to keep on track when it comes to aspirations for the year, please say hello!





A throwback to warmer days – take me back to Dunwich beach in August…