Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Book Inspiration...

Happy Chinese New Year!

A new Years Reunion by Yu Li-Qiong and illustrated by Zhu Cheng-Liang,
is a beautiful tender book seen through the eye's of a child, the story of her father who is away all year working but comes home for new Years. 
Such gorgeous illustrations.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Book Inspiration...

I bought this beautiful little book Smell of Spring 
by the Japanese artist Natsuo Ikegami
from her Etsy shop Natsuo's Cats back in 2011.

Natsuo was selling the book in support for the victims of a massive earthquake and tsunami
which struck the north east coast of Japan.

I love the personality's of Natsuo's cats which come through in the beautiful line work.

I'm inspired by the simplicity and arrangement of each image 
and feel very lucky to have a copy of this special little book.

Natsuo also has a second shop on Etsy called Chanabean,
here you can see beautiful fantastical and mystical illustration,
 my favourite being 'Forest in February' above, 

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

a bit windy...

For all the lovely people rushing around in the crazy windy weather,
stay safe and have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sunday, 31 January 2016

week in pictures...

Burns night

exciting first teaching experience


a break in the weather


being inspired

date night 

Hope you had the most fab week too!

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Throw back Thursday...

One of my favourite pictures of the girls,
hopefully one day to become a screen print.

I just love how they've stopped to watch the Canadian Geese swim past.
wonder what they're thinking.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Book Inspiration...

So inspired by this gorgeous find in a second hand book shop,
Brian Wildsmith is a genius talent...

I love the textures, colour and energy in his work mixed with graphic block shapes,
such an inspiration, ( I really do love his work, can you tell!?)

Here's Brian Wildsmith's website.

and look at the gorgeous inscription on the inside cover,

Happy Days indeed!