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January 16, 2018

Earlier this month we headed over to Dublin for a couple of days to visit for the first time and enjoy a pint (or three!) of Guinness. Being January we were convinced it would rain the whole time we were visiting but we were really lucky to find these blue skies when w...

November 25, 2017

Last Saturday I took a big step and ran my first stall selling screen printed goods. I've been visiting the Northern Craft fairs in Leeds for the past year and have really enjoyed them, so when they announced that they were running a print fair I applied (and got in!)....

November 3, 2017

In March 2017 I decided to set up in business selling screen prints. This was during a trip to Poland with my husband who helped me come up with the name (more on this in a previous post here!). Here's my studio (and joint office!) space as it looks today - but it hasn...

November 2, 2017

Sometimes a new design jumps out at me and sometimes I spend quite a bit of time thinking about what it’s going to look like. In the case of the tree trunk it’s been quite a few years in the making. Here's a shot of the final piece of work.

This tree trunk started out o...

October 26, 2017

Next up in my throwback Thursday series is taking a look at some of the doodles I used to spend HOURS drawing when I was a teenager! I headed to my parents' house last week and they still have them up on the wall - I drew so many of these when I was younger and my Mum...

October 19, 2017

Recently I've been having a clear out and came across some of my old sketchbooks from sixth form and the first printmaking module I did at university 12 years ago! To honour Throwback Thursdays I'm going to be putting up posts every Thursday in October with some sneak...

September 18, 2017

Over the past few months I've been busy setting up my new studio space in the loft and it's finally finished! I'll be posting about setting up a space on a shoestring budget soon, but in the meantime here's my printing bench lined up with a brand new screen design. Las...

August 14, 2017

In July I headed to Northern Ireland with a friend for a long weekend of sightseeing and visiting family. I've never been to Ireland before and (wrongly!) assumed it would be similar to England. It's a beautiful place to visit and one I'll be heading back to for sure....

July 18, 2017

It’s been 9 months since we visited Tokyo and I still think about going back almost every day! It was such an inspiration for coming up with new ideas and I can’t recommend it highly enough, especially for anyone who’s a fan of experiencing new things. There are so man...

July 15, 2017

As the summer holidays approach I've been thinking back over my recent trips and how they've influenced my designs. I wanted to tell you all about my latest card design and how it came to life - here it is! 

These guys were influenced by our trip to Japan last October....

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