Books I got in October (2017)

The last month or so I've really tried to get back into reading, and working in a little indie bookshop has definitely helped! I also decided around a month ago that I want to look into doing a Masters next year, and found a course that sounds really good in Cardiff. It's an MA in … Continue reading Books I got in October (2017)

What I Got Max for His Birthday (2017)

Max had a birthday and I got him presents and I thought I'd show you what I got him! Almost everything is from small/independent companies/artists and he loved it all which is great! First up (his favourite) was this cassette from Art is Hard Records, where different artists on the label covered Pavement songs. I … Continue reading What I Got Max for His Birthday (2017)

Filling the (not so) new house with art… (Part II)

I seem to have not blogged in over a month (oops). I got a new job and then struggled a bit to readjust my routine around it but now I'm feeling positive and excited about blogging and illustration again so you'll hopefully be reading/seeing a lot more of me! Continuing on with my last post … Continue reading Filling the (not so) new house with art… (Part II)

Filling the new house with art… (Part I)

As I may have mentioned a couple of times, Max (my boyfriend) and I moved house last week and we've been trying to make it as cosy and homely as possible. (You can read our moving story here). And, with both of us being illustrators, we needed to get some pictures on the walls asap, … Continue reading Filling the new house with art… (Part I)

The Jacket of Glory – Part III: Ohh Deer & uStudio

Part three is here! (Check out parts one (Pin Club) and two (AdamJK & Veronica Dearly) here) Every Thursday I share with you a little bit more of my pin collection and this week is time for all the pins and patches I got from illustrated gift stores Ohh Deer and uStudio. Starting with Ohh Deer, all … Continue reading The Jacket of Glory – Part III: Ohh Deer & uStudio

15 Tips for Making the Most of Art School

I recently graduated from Hereford College of Arts and I wanted to give you some tips on how to make the most of university; art school in particular. I just want to add, I didn't live in student accommodation so can't really advise on anything like that, but good luck if you are! 1. Be … Continue reading 15 Tips for Making the Most of Art School

Punky Pins had a seconds sale and I couldn’t resist.

So yeah, I was recently browsing Punky Pins' website and they had a huuuuuuuuge seconds sale on so who am I to deny myself some beautiful additions to my collection? (Also - supporting independent businesses is a good thing to do, yo). Firstly, I'll explain what a seconds sale is - it's when a seller has … Continue reading Punky Pins had a seconds sale and I couldn’t resist.

Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache vs. Turner Acryl Japanesque Colour Gouache

I started my gouache journey three years ago when it appeared on a list of recommended supplies when I started art school - I went for Daler Rowney's Simply Gouache because it was the cheapest I could find. Throughout the course of art school I, like everyone else, struggled with finding a medium that excited … Continue reading Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache vs. Turner Acryl Japanesque Colour Gouache

The Jacket of Glory – Part II: AdamJK & Veronica Dearly

Following on from last week's Jacket of Glory post, I thought this week I'd share my collection of AdamJK and Veronica Dearly pins and patches. First up, AdamJK. I ordered some bits off his website when his book Pick Me Up came out for preorder and I think it might have been the first time … Continue reading The Jacket of Glory – Part II: AdamJK & Veronica Dearly

Visiting the Art Chapel, Abergavenny

The other day I visited the Art Chapel in Abergavenny for the first time, after hearing so many good things. I've been to the associated Art Shop in the town many, many times but the owners recently opened up the Art Chapel as more of an events space with a cafe, keen on showcasing local, fresh … Continue reading Visiting the Art Chapel, Abergavenny