yellow teapot with a mushroom pattern – daily sketchbook

September may be the start of Autumn or the rather literally named American version "fall" ... but it's also cosy season, where your occasional cuppa becomes a daily event, just for the joy of a warm beverage in your ever colder hands. So of course today's daily sketchbook page features a (novelty) yellow teapot with... Continue Reading →

magic mushrooms – daily sketchbook

Mushrooms come in so many different shapes and sizes and colours. These are just imaginary ones but perhaps there are as yet undiscovered ones that look exactly like this, in Faerieland perhaps? My imagination is my escape. Life can be hard sometimes, and lately in the UK it's just getting more and more stressful, surprising... Continue Reading →

painting a crafty fox

Sly as a fox” is a traditional saying, painting the fox as a very crafty and cunning hunter in many fables and stories, so, over time, the fox became associated with trickery. I painted this fox in an instagram live "quick draw" the other day; it was requested by Sinead of The Crafty Fox Market,... Continue Reading →

studio vlog #5, behind the scenes again

Hi everyone! Here's my new studio vlog! Another month full of art, chat, packing orders and visiting art shops in London! Enjoy! 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. I'd love to hear... Continue Reading →

the pros and cons of commissioned work

Hello! I've finished the Fish Pie recipe illustration you might have spotted in my vlogs and here is the full process! I'm also having a chat about commissioned work and why I love to do it. You can also watch on and subscribe to my YouTube channel. There are subtitles available, and the transcript is... Continue Reading →

the joy of learning from a master

I attended a one hour zoom call with Ohn Mar Win today. It was an exclusive for subscribers of her email list, and she taught us how she draws pears with wax resist. A simple techniques, but in her hands it creates illustrations of such beauty that you just sit back, stunned and admiring. Wax... Continue Reading →

it’s giving me that sunshine feeling…

This sketchbook piece I did a few weeks ago captures my feelings today. Yesterday was a downer, but my sunshine inside has been regenerated today by spending time with my husband and dog, despite it chucking down with rain all day long (refer to my stories for the depiction a very soggy dog walk). The... Continue Reading →

my first sketchbook tour!

Hi everyone, welcome to my first sketchbook tour! This is a mini-Moleskine i.e. a Moleskine Pocket, and it took 10 years for me to fill it! I hope you enjoy this one. If you do like my video, please do click the like button, so I know that you enjoyed it. You can also watch... Continue Reading →

how to use art prompts

Hi everyone, I'm sharing my gouache painting process videos for another ten prompts of the 30 day challenge that I did in January. I'm talking over the time-lapse about using prompts for your own intents and purposes, with tips on how to plan your challenge as well. You can also watch on and subscribe to... Continue Reading →

5 lessons a 30 day art challenge taught me

This week's video is all about sharing my gouache painting process videos for the first ten prompts of the 30 day challenge that I just finished while talking about the five lessons I learned from doing this challenge. You can also watch on and subscribe to my YouTube channel. There are subtitles available, and the... Continue Reading →

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