Thursday, 11 October 2012


So, my cat Vince got run over and broke his jaw. Cat lady therapy = draw a picture of it, make it into a postcard and send it to people to plug your work! Shameless cashing in, but hey, those vet bills don't pay for themselves. Got a nice little feature on Wrap Magazine's Facebook page.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Workshop at Windsor & Newton HQ

Last week I was chuffed to get invited to Windsor & Newton's head quarters in Shepherds Bush to take part in an acrylic paint workshop. Myself and a small group of painters, sculptors and mixed media artists listened to their chief chemist talk about the science behind the paint (haven't used that part of my brain for a while...) and had a tour of the labs. A room full of stacked tubs containing the powdered pigments in beautiful colours and machines that squish all the ingredients together.
Afterwards, we got to try out various paints and mediums, varnishes, flow improvers and spray paints.
It was a good experience to be out of my comfort zone using brushes and canvas board as I always use pen and ink for my illustrations. I'll be getting stuck into my goody bag of samples and seeing what happens!