Monthly Archives: May 2012

Aunty Elemee

Yesterday Little Owl and I had a visit from our friend Emily (Elemee to Little Owl). We went for a wander down by the river and there was a plethora of wild flowers to see. Many of our old friends … Continue reading

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‘Drink Me’

This weekend we traveled south to Oxfordshire for a wedding. The hedgerows were full of blossoming hawthorne. The season is much further on than in Scotland. Heavy laden hawthorne always reminds me of a section of the Leeds-Liverpool canal where Big Dreamer and … Continue reading

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Weevil

One of the ironies of this magnificent country Scotland is that it is mostly cold and windy, then when the sun shines the midgies come out. If you haven’t heard of these nasty biting insects I can’t convey in words … Continue reading

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Could it be?

Six swallows, two butterflies, one bumblebee, a line full of washing, sun in the sky, and a glass of homemade nettle beer…could it be? Surely not! Could this be summer?!

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Invitation

Here’s a wedding invitation I designed a while a go for a lovely couple I know. The invitations have just been sent out and it’s great to see them all printed up. It was the valley horticultural society coffee morning … Continue reading

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Gloom

I woke up this morning and there was a little bird’s egg, about the size of my thumb, smashed on the window sill of my studio. It had obviously taken a tumble from one of the nests in our guttering. … Continue reading

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Knightsridge Primary School

  Yesterday I visited Knightsridge Primary School to speak to some of the children there about illustration. I particularly wanted to talk to them about a magazine project I’m working on. They were absolutely brilliant and gave me some excellent responses. … Continue reading

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Mill on the Fleet

It’s been a bit of a mammoth day today. Alongside two of my classmates, Pia and Emma, I am participating in a group exhibition at the Mill on the Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway. Today was set up day. I’ve … Continue reading

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Little Owl to the rescue

Yesterday the sun was shining (it’s not now!) so we headed out into the garden. Big Dreamer mowed the lawn and I made the brave choice of planting many of my seedlings out. It felt an even braver move after our … Continue reading

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Degree show

Yesterday at 4pm the doors to the illustration studio were closed and locked. No one was allowed to do anymore towards the degree show before assessment. It was a tense afternoon. I have been helping a lovely young lady called … Continue reading

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