My Favourite Book Covers of 2019 (Jan – March)

There have been some reallllllly nice book covers cropping up lately so I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you... January: Our Universe (Penguin) How to Leave (Bloomsbury) Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom (Faber) Golden Child (Faber) Little Man, What Now? (Penguin) February: Graceland (Chatto & Windus) The Night Tiger (Quercus) The … Continue reading My Favourite Book Covers of 2019 (Jan – March)

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)

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

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

August Favourites

I have compiled a list of my favourite things this month, consisting of everything from bowls to paint - hope you enjoy! In no particular order, I'm going to start off with this bowl from TKMaxx, which I've already mentioned in a previous blog post because I eat my breakfast out of it every single day … Continue reading August Favourites

The Jacket of Glory – Part I: Pin Club

To start off my Jacket of Glory series, I'm going to show you all the pins I have from Pin Club, a UK-based monthly pin subscription service that showcases illustrators/pin designers and sends you a surprise pin every month for £5. Above: Hand: Pin Club Houses: Abby Galloway Flamingo Ring: Designosaur Amour: Joanna Behar Live a … Continue reading The Jacket of Glory – Part I: Pin Club