All Blacks Magic!

The All Blacks really did conjure up some magic this Halloween. As I’m married to a Kiwi with Brit/Kiwi children we were glued to the screen to watch the match against old rivals Australia. I get goosebumps every time I watch the Haka. It was a thrilling game and Dan Carter was soooooo the man
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Izzy gets googled!

Littlest wanted to know more about Izzy the spider so we went on the google! Turns out that she is a Garden Spider and her pretty markings verify this, that and the fact she is outside braving all weathers rather than inside waving at me from the plug hole. Littlest was also
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Halloween is coming!

We have had a spider living on the outside of our kitchen window for several weeks now (yes the word on the street was that I’m not a great one for cleaning windows!) Said Spider has been declared a female and named Izzy by Littlest and for several mornings, whilst making
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Making Mondays Bearable!

I don’t like Monday Mornings but I do like drawing bears! I recently worked on a project which I hope to share with you soon which involved drawing lots of bears – so it wasn’t like work at all! How will you make your Monday morning bearable? Happy Monday x Share this:
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Cheltenham Literary Festival

Cheltenham is an old stomping ground of mine and I remember hanging out there when I was an art student before I headed off to Uni. It is a beautiful Regency Spa town with lovely gardens and brilliant shopping, but on this visit instead of loafing about with a portfolio, drinking
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The National Gallery

I had a free half an hour after a meeting in Piccadilly recently so I decided to speed walk around my favourite rooms at The National Gallery. I had a few moments to savour one of Van Goghs masterpieces and elbow for a photo! Here is my ode to him.
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My Latest Website

So my latest website has arrived! I hope you enjoy browsing the site. A big old thank you goes out to www.onebrightspark.co.uk for making it all happen! I’ll be blogging about illustration and design for children so watch this space! Share this:
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Tate St Ives Workshop

The littlest one (aged 6) and I booked onto a Tate St Ives explorer workshop in late August. After a briefing from Tim our workshop leader we walked through the gallery to look at the paintings and drawings by Bryan Wynter (landscape painter 1915-1975, lived Zennor near St Ives).
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