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I have spent today, drawing my pet cats with the aim of making them into a little booklet. This is for a short course in children’s book illustration I am currently doing, and the pictures above are of the first mock-up. Unfortunately the card I used wasn’t A3 so a lot of the print got cut off. Apart from that it is a good illustration of what the final piece is going to look like. I still have another brief to complete for the course before I go back on the 6th, as well as other paid projects to do. To say I am a little stressed, is putting it mildly, but I am enjoying everything I do at the moment πŸ˜€

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Sometimes, I forget about my Envelop shop, and it is always a nice surprise when I go and check it to find I have made sales since the last time I looked. To keep it fresh, and to encourage some more buyers, I updated the shop with some new designs, including Buttercups, Murder Of Crows and Red Kite. You can take a look at the items available HERE!

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This is one of my favourite features on Etsy, and with the addition of Circles, I really love to see what other people are liking. It is these tools which I think are really opening up the Etsy community.It used to be quite hard to get your items seen, without continually re-newing items in an attempt to keep at the top of the list. Now, people who might never have even thought of a shop like yours, are coming in, taking a look and liking what they see. I also notice that I am getting a few sales via the Circles tool, so it has to be good. Anyway, these are some of my faves, many of which have been found via Circles. To have a good look either click the images, or click HERE. That way you can have a look at the amazing shops these items come from too πŸ˜€

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I just thought I would let you know of a collaborative project I am working at the moment with Mr Brightside aka Liam Smith. It is on the subject of Native American Indians, and because I love that subject, I took myself off to the library to find some source material. Since then I have been reading a book called ‘Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee’ by Dee Brown, and if any of you get the chance to read it I think it will truly affect you.
So with all this research soaked in, I have finally started putting together my ideas which I am going to show you here. These are just black line drawings, which will (when finalised) be sent off to Liam who is a master of colour choice and textures. It should be really interesting to see what he does with it.

P.S. I hope to be designing my very first wallpaper collection next month, for a company in Mexico City. I hope to have more details soon!

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I have just taken part in the very fun project A Tale To Tell project. An illustrated, collaborative storytelling project’ devised by illustrators Jamie Mills and Jane Richardson
The story, now in it’s 12th chapter, starts with the beginning of the Jungle Book, but as each illustrator and artist takes it the story has taken on a life of it’s own, becoming an intriguing narrative both visually and in it’s text. Please, if you haven’t seen it all yet click HERE to go and have a read.