18 May 2011


I have been doing lots more work by hand and created a few water colour and ink florals incling bluebells, foxgloves and ferns.  They were inspired by walking in the wood and plants in the garden.

I also want to create a layered paper cut out similar to Emma Blocs style and although my first idea did not work as well as I had expected  I continued and began an idea based on Saltaire.  Kate lycett has also had some influence on my work.  I lived in Saltaire for a few months while I was on my work placement from uni.  I loved living there and still miss the Salts mill and all the inspirational architecture that I took lots of photos of.

work in progress

6 May 2011

Out in the sun

Been out and about to gather some inspiration for artwork at the Holmfirth artweek.  I have collecting and drawing images of plants to create some pictures.

New pumps, the're all summery

4 May 2011

Sketch book

A sketch from last night inspired by Sunday afternoons glass of Pimm's at the Barrel Inn and a floral sketch from Howard park. I have really enjoyed drawing over the last few days and as I have had a letter this morning to confirm a place at the Holmfirth art week exhibition I will be drawing much more.  I have absolutely no idea what to enter in the exhibition.

Holiday Monday

I went to Glossop to meet Hayley and have an afternoon drawing.  We went to the old Dinting railway shed and howard park to draw.

Sketch books and forget-me-not flowers with added shadows

Cute little bells that I didn't notice until the wind blew

2 May 2011

Sunday Walk

Spent most of the holiday weekend outdoors in the sunny, windy weather and went on a walk around Eyam with around 60 other people.  I had a Pimms and lemonade with all the trimmings at the Barrel Inn, the highest pub in Derbyshire...... just the job after a good country walk. Refreshing

More competition designs

I have created six designs using hand drawn type and water colour pencil.  I am going to email them off to the monthly tigerprint competition.
Here are the other entries http://tigerprint.typepad.com/photos/hand_drawn_competition/