Monthly Archives: November 2011

Garlic

Big Dreamer was given some garlic to plant in the garden by a friend at work, so we put it in the veg patch yesterday afternoon. The wind had died down a bit and the sun had come out but … Continue reading

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Eggs

I flew back to Scotland on Friday evening. As soon as we crossed the border the turbulence started. We bounced and bumped our way onto the runway. I stepped off the aeroplane and as I inhaled I could taste the … Continue reading

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Origami Bombing

Just recently it feels like I’ve done a lot of putting me and my illustrations out there into the big wide world. I’m not precious about my work. I think it stands on its own two feet. Illustration is all … Continue reading

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Night terrors

Last night I had a terrible dream in which some unknown authority decided I wasn’t allowed to be an illustrator because I hadn’t put in enough hours of Life Drawing. Clearly I have guilt issues about going to Bristol and … Continue reading

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A southerly sojourn

Greetings from Bristol! It’s the end of my second day with Country File magazine and I have been made so welcome. I wish my old brain would catch on a bit quicker but I’m having a fantastic experience. There is … Continue reading

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A quick wander round the garden this morning revealed that the first frost of this winter had wiped out the hydrangea, the nasturtiums and the sweet peas. Goodbye to them for another year. Here are some editorial illustrations I did … Continue reading

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Village Christmas party

Here is my design for the village Christmas card. We’re doing it as a fundraiser for the village hall. The hall is a wonderful little place but the toilets freeze in winter and we all wrap up warm to go … Continue reading

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Waste not, want not

Yesterday morning was beautiful, crisp, and frosty. We got into minus numbers on the thermometer but the sun was out so the day seemed to glow, reflecting off the oranges and golds of the autumn leaves. Morning fog rolled down … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

Bonfire night! I love it! I don’t suppose I’m that bothered about Guy Fawkes etc but I do love sitting out under a starry sky beside a bonfire. We don’t do fireworks as we’re on the farm. Our indefatigable next … Continue reading

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A Borders Scene

Now the clocks have changed we are coming home in the dark. We follow the trail of headlights over black wet tarmac. Little Owl has loved catching glimpses of the moon through the car windows this week. She shouts and … Continue reading

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