enjoy an affordable Christmas with Super Seconds Festival this October

Remember the fab sample and seconds sale from April this year? It's your lucky week, because Super Seconds Festival is coming up again this weekend Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2022. Check out the sale PREVIEW now! It is the UK's biggest independent seconds and sample sale, featuring 250 independent makers: artists, designers and crafters – all offering affordable and very giftable creations...... Continue Reading →

working for good fundraising update: royal free charity

In March, I signed up to fundraise for UK for UNHCR via Work for Good (#notsponsored!!) in order to be able to fundraise both legally and consistently. Since then, with your help, I have donated to them as well as Cancer Research UK (May–August charity) and now it's time for the next fundraiser. And now, for the third charity of the year: 10%... Continue Reading →

Popular British beer

Sometimes, having a simple conversation over a drink can spark an idea for an illustration. That's exactly what happened when I asked my husband why he prefers IPA over any other type of beer. Planning out my artwork and confirming the beer 'colours' And he said that's not exclusively what he drinks, and he also... Continue Reading →

quick draw LIVE!

Remember the last time I did a live quick-draw on Instagram?! Well, it happened again, as one of the demos for the Super Seconds Festival in my previous post and it was so much fun! My followers suggested a variety of fun things to draw (mostly dogs!)... And it was an adventure in paint and... Continue Reading →

super seconds festival spring 2022

There is a massive SALE this weekend! I am so excited to be taking part in Super Seconds Festival Spring 2022, and it's going to be a whopper, at which I will be getting myself some bargains too! Check out the FESTIVAL PREVIEW now! The event starts at 10am on Saturday, 9th April and runs... Continue Reading →

working for good – a fundraising announcement

This month, I signed up to fundraise for UK for UNHCR via Work for Good (#notsponsored!!) in order to be able to fundraise both legally and consistently. UK for UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency’s national charity partner for the UK, building solidarity and raising funds to protect refugees worldwide. (via Work for Good which takes care of the legal aspects of fundraising as a business). You may... Continue Reading →

using good quality art materials is essential

Using gouache as a base, with pencils adding detail on top, it's a joy to work with good quality art materials. The priorities are always ease of use, range of colours, depth of colour and, of course, lightfast-ness, because you don't want the tones to fade over time, right? These Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils have been... 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 →

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