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!)

Cabbage girl

Inspired by street artist Tomo and his ability to graf ontop of prints, I thought I’d introduce a similar concept to my heart art tonight, but make my graphic somehow work with the established marks…if that makes sense…?


Step 1. Ink + cabbage leaf printing on grease-proof paper.

Step 2 + fine liner to create something…


Silver Mess

Indecisive would be the topic of the day. I changed my mind at least 3 times in the process of the design of my heart art tonight…which resulted of course in disaster. I carved out what was going to be a spiral, but I changed my mind and tried to turn it into the word ‘love’ instead, which actually ended up looking like neither.

Really what i should have done is abandond it then. But because I’d invested so much time into first my wood carving (that I wish I was better at!) I thought I’d use it as a stencil to improvise…

…I took a bigger chunk of wood, silver spray paint and a few of last years christmas tree decorations and mashed them together to create a bigger mess…that slightly resembles a heart I suppose. Lots of love went into what really is one of my worst heart arts…!













p.s we also got and decorated our christmas tree today-which inspired my initial spiral concept…