Monday, 27 May 2013

time and place

Sometimes it's good to see things through someone else's eyes...

I spent yesterday with friends, one of whom has just returned home to Scotland after years in Houston. While I was just enjoying a rare but glorious weekend of sunshine, she was genuinely overwhelmed by just how beautiful her new/old home town is. These are her Facebook pics from yesterday afternoon, and I have to admit I'm pretty lucky to live in such an amazing place!

Monday, 20 May 2013

small is beautiful

I've had a few requests for cards over the years, but up until now the minimum order required made them prohibitively expensive to print. However, after the last request I sourced a print house in Bristol (which is a lovely place!) that will run quantities starting from just one card if I want. A whole new world of print possibilities... As I already had an enquiry for 10 of the Blessings image, I had them print a few extra. I also have an outlet locally, so I'm planning to print a few more images this way too. I think it's a cool way to buy an image if you can't quite stretch to the price of a print (and they look great framed too). If you want more info you can contact me here

Each card will sell locally for more, but there's a blog special (with envelope in cello wrap as above) for £2 each + P&P. I will give discounts for orders of 10 or more.

And the fabulous thing is that I can now print to order - so if you would like just one (or more - of whatever image you like) get in touch.

Monday, 13 May 2013

shelf aware

Gosh, I hate to sound so materialistic, but I have to say my blogging is being given a whole new lease of life now that I have my iPad (seriously, those last five words are words I never, ever, thought I'd be typing). Luckily I figure hypocrisy is one of the lesser sins (except in other people obviously) so I have no problem squaring my distaste for consumerism with the fact that I now own two Apple products. (I also lust after a third, but that's another post). Anyway, go me - I'm in sync and totally connected at my kitchen table with jazz and a cup of tea!

But... proof that I do sometimes get my finger out... here are the shelves in J's room that I coveted way back

They've been up a while (and may well be moving rooms soon) but I still think they're a fabulous way to display books. And not just for children - I've bought more for my kitchen. Hopefully you won't have to wait another two years for the pics!

And by way of illustration news, a sneaky peak at one of the upcoming Juno illustrations (more on this when the next issue has hit the stands.