Joy to the world…

Feeling the full force of Christmas today. Finished the shopping, presents are wrapped and I’m ready for it…but I still don’t feel ‘Christmassy!’. Its the kind of time when you wish you were still 5 years old….well I do.

The little…erm…elf dude is drawn with poster marker on the inside cardboard tube from the used-up wrapping paper. I’ve done everything else in pshop.

Stamped and stuck with love

I’ve been saving up our christmas card envelopes as we’ve been receiving the cards through the post and today we had an extra special one from geek Heather (and her hubby), it included a set of hello there stickers. So I used these to join the envelopes…hopefully you can see the subtle heart?

Ho Ho Ho Woof Woof

I wouldn’t describe myself as superstitious…maybe quirky…but I like to think everyone has a few little lucky charms or beliefs maybe?

One of my lucky charms is this little half santa, half dog dude. My Rick gave him to me when we first got together and has been on lots of adventures – well pockets and handbags! He currently lives under my screen…and has witnessed the 365 heart journey so far and deserves a mention or at least to be used in a heart art.

Red for Christmas, Blue for Smurfs…now don’t be silly – dogs aren’t blue!

My lucky charm...currently standing as Santa of course!

Out for the Winter

Wouldn’t it be nice…just a complete rest for all of the cold season and waking up fresh as a diasy…with the daisies in spring!

Fine liner in my Pac Man sketch book…then coloured in photoshop. I’d like to scan this in and colour it up to create a proper print…I’m more pleased with it then I thought I’d be

Bo-Selcta Doodle

Walking in the woods this time of year is always good for the soul…as long as you’re wrapped are warm anyway! We love it.

I think I can honestly say that it was the first time we’ve seen a rainbow in December though. I used water colour and ink for my heart art to represent  the rainbow, and my natural mindless doodles for the rest…

I’m also super honoured to have 20 subscribers to my blog! How special – this is dedicated to you all, thank you for your support my lil’ rainbows! x

Rainbows and trees dedicated for Christmas in celebration of dogs that loved to visit these woods

Fire Hearter

We’ve got the fire going tonight, and we’ve been chopping and storing wood for the winter this afternoon – in the process I pulled out this bit of wood because of the patterns in the grain and thought it should be put to a pretty use.

I’ve used my silver Ferby Lyra pencil to enhance the grain detail and make a heart art…looks a bit like an eye don’t you think?

nature / fire / passion / heart / romance / sight























Sugar and spice

Today I watched a video of Christopher Hitchens recommended by Been There Done That on Twitter – I respect what they share and gave it a go. Some bits did loose me, but I connected strongly with his views on humanity, self-belief and women and their power  – the last 30 seconds of his talk is stunning…

‘Think for yourself, much more happiness, beauty and wisdom will come to you that way’.
Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P 13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011

Combine that with my focus of my webinar for the Webheroines Conference in January and you’ll get quite a girly heart art this evening.

Thanks for your guidance and support today Keri and congrats on being featured in the Design Week blog! whoop whoop!

I’ve mixed up some left over treats from Crafternoon Tea and some bits from my artbox. I stitched pink lace to illustrative tracing paper, added a pearl button and stuck to an oldy-worldy-bodice pattern:

Young hearts run free

I just made this up as I went along…so its quite an abstract heart shape. I started off thinking of superheroes and a what a heart super hero would look like and this is what happened.The character could do with more devlopment of course, but I quite like it as it is.

The circles certainly remind my of Anthoy Burrills Sunset over waves, but everything else…well your guess is a good as mine – me being a bit free…!


Inspired by the very cool talk by Alex Maclean of the very colourful Airside hosted at Glug this evening I’ve chosen to take my (and geek Debbies) theme of the day…Debbie’s gorrrgeous tiger tights for my heart art today. Thanks to geek Debbie and geek Heather for a top evening x

Pattern Heaven with the Lovely Debbie xx (I do like your face! honest!)