Today was the Crafty Fox Summer Market in the Crossing at Granary Square, King's Cross. My first in-person market since before the big P, and a very welcome experience indeed. It was definitely a bit intimidating to see a large empty table, even though I'd planned my layout beforehand! But getting the tablecloth on it... Continue Reading →
a happy customer sent me a photograph!
It's rare that a customer sends me a picture of my artwork in situ. But it does happen, and in this case has been sent from half the world away, in the UAE. This lovely customer saw my Pink Pomegranate print when I posted on instagram about having sent it out to a customer in... Continue Reading →
punny, funny father’s day card
Who doesn't love a good pun, right? And fathers in particular, given their predilection for "dad-jokes"! Mine is no less, and since he loves fried eggs (on toast with jam like me), it had to be sunny side up. This one was illustrated on my trusty iPad Pro in Procreate. The gadget was pricey, but... Continue Reading →
this is still one of my favourite paintings
This little watercolour was painted a few years ago on lovely handmade cotton rag from Khadi Papers with a beautiful deckled edge. Inspired by homemade Indian pickles, it's still one of my favourite pieces and the original is still with me! I can't let it go. It is available as prints, though, and is one... Continue Reading →
spring art fair at the landmark arts centre
I've spent the last few weeks prepping for my first in-person show since before the pandemic. It took a lot of late nights, but resulted in a rather nice (I think!) and full stand. My hair in this photo 🤦🏽♀️🙂 it looks like a I'm a mad artist, right?! The show didn't go very well... Continue Reading →
pack orders with me
The Super Seconds Festival is over! I'm so grateful for the orders! I've packed them all on an Instagram live and here it is for you to watch. So get a cuppa and settle in! https://www.instagram.com/tv/CcLgYljow6W/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= I was so happy to be able to make a good amount by earmarking 10% of EVERY one of... Continue Reading →
it’s been so great to have your support this weekend!
It's been such a wonderful weekend with support from you all for all my @supersecondsfestival posts and livestreams and stories! Thank you so much to everyone who made a purchase, even just a card! It really means a great deal, especially in the current climate when we're all struggling in so many ways. The sale... Continue Reading →
love is in the air + a funny, very personal valentine’s day story
There are some sweet new cards in the shop, sooner than the traditional date of February 1st, because what does it matter when you CELEBRATE LOVE... especially if you can't wait until everyone else gets into the commercialism and pressures you into buying chocolates and cards and all sorts. Making these cards has actually reminded me of a funny story from a... Continue Reading →
swatching all my gouache brushes: 2022 inventory, cleaning and maintenace!
This post is all about my gouache brushes... an inventory of all my paint brushes, how to clean paint brushes, and a list of the types of brushes I have and the marks that you can make with them. Enjoy! Also, doesn't our dog look cute in the thumbnail image?! He was very clingy when... Continue Reading →
studio vlog #7, the last vlog of 2021!
Hi everyone! Can you believe it's already time for the last vlog of 2021?! Happy New Year!!! I look forward to making more videos for you! You can also watch on and subscribe to my YouTube channel. There are subtitles available, and the transcript is below if you need to read as well as watch.... Continue Reading →
the joy of tidying
There is nothing quite a satisfying as neat and tidy product storage. It's quite terrifying how much I appreciate a tidy drawer. It's not that I spend an inordinate amount of time organising or cleaning up, it's just that once I have done it, it stays like that for quite a while and it's enormously... Continue Reading →
my art in your home brings so much joy!
A lovely person sent me this picture of my original paintings in their kitchen in Canada! I'm so excited to receive it, because it's not often that I see my work in customers' homes. A view of my original art in their kitchen. It really makes me so very happy to see their love for... Continue Reading →
have you got your Christmas cards yet?
Last year, I made this card as my personal one to send to friends and family. Now, it's in my shop ready for you to send out to your own loved ones! It's a very cheerful card, lovingly illustrated with a festive cupcake... topped with snowy white icing, and adorned with a string of red... Continue Reading →
a very exciting delivery of bauble blanks
I've finally managed to find ceramic bisque bauble blanks that are made in the UK! In Dorset, to be specific. They might be a little late for this year, but it's next year I'm planning for. There are three different shapes and I will be experimenting with acrylic paint as well as gouache on them.... Continue Reading →
having someone purchase my work via my instagram was exhilarating
A total stranger commented on one of my Instagram posts today. They realy liked the print I showcased and wanted to know how to purchase it. So I replied, saying they could either tap on the Instagram post to view the tagged products and buy that way, or click through to my profile and purchase... Continue Reading →
postcards are art too
Postcards are mini prints. If you forget about the name, and just think of them as small but beautiful pieces of art, you'll realise that they're ideal to put in a frame. And that frame can go anywhere. Lemon postcard in a frame Because they're small, they fit in inexpensive, small frames, which are lightweight.... Continue Reading →
it’s so nice to receive a lovely review!
I received a very lovely addition to my reviews page today, for a print that was purchased back in the summer of this year. The customer is very happy with her print, and it's so lovely to hear that! Here's the review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Lovely colourful kitchen printsI really like my 'topsy-turvy kitchen' print from Arati. It's... Continue Reading →
the highs and lows of making art
These three pictures represent a few highs and lows over the years. Sometimes pieces you make work and sometimes they don't. First is my Spring Ladybirds teatowel, an underperforming favourite for ... I really love the quirkiness and freshness of it, but it's really not done too well at all in terms of popular opinion.... Continue Reading →
a sneak peek at something new
Do you like seeing sneak previews or is it just annoying to see something you can't get yet? Well, if it's the latter, then I can only say that I'm following the PEPtober prompt over on my instagram so I shared this card sample that arrived. And I thought you my like to see it... Continue Reading →
the most interesting part of my process is INVISIBLE
It's the bit that takes place inside my own head that is the most detailed, convoluted, interesting part of the way in which I make art. A stream of consciousness type of feeling, that can last minutes, hours, days, months and even years, before spilling out in the form of a finished piece of art.... Continue Reading →