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:


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!)

Say it with your heart

Whatever needs to be said. If its the wrong thing then make it right, it its the right thing first time then lucky you!

I need more practice at putting mouth in gear with brain…my heart is for the most part good, but OMG it sure can splurt out some gibberish. I’m still awaiting that real-life ‘undo’ or ‘rewind’ button to be invented!

I’ve made a series of speech marks in a few of my favourite colours…



Hearty Crafty

Today I spent the afternoon at in good company at ‘Have yourself a Crafty Little Christmas’ workshop, hosted by Thelma and Louise. It was the second instalment of their successful adventure to bring tea, cake, craft to all. There is a second workshop next Sunday, you can buy tickets from here

Well done girlies! I salute you! xx

I made this heart art with a kit that I brought from the little stall of goodies…

Crafty fun snaps of day

Down t’ river

We’ve had a wonderful time in York, walking, eating, drinking, eating, chilling…eating! x Our charming hosts, Adam and Katie made us feel very special – Thank you! xx

One of my highlights was the the taxi driver actually saying ‘tut’ – something like “go down t’road”

ha ha! I’ve only heard that on t.v! <3

I”ve only teeny-tiny photoshopped to enhance the heart in this photo…this is  Paddy and Lea in the River Floss.



Trouble and strife

You may remember that a few months back the wife and I took a trip down to folkestone for a day full of creative adventures. What I didn’t tell you is that the first part of the day was a pretty bizarre experience. I wont go into too much detail, but we signed up for a bit of fun to a photography portrait where you were invited to dress-up and pretend to have your wedding photo taken. We thought it’d be a laugh and just went with it – but I still struggle with the bit where they asked me to look dead! Yes dead. Hopefully they’ll keep to their word and send me the photo or invite us to the exhibition so I can share the image with you!

The point of me telling you this is that you now know why we call each other ‘the wife’. What you may not be aware of yet, is that she is an amazingly inspirational, creative and wonderful friend (from school!). To say that I have a ridiculous amount of respect for her and all she does is an understatement.

Today’s heart is a monster collage of crafty papers and pages from books (which I know she loves!) mixed with a bird that a made up as I went along (a bit peacock / eagle / phoenix and swan!)…as I know she has a soft spot for her feathered friends too.

Thanks for making me giggle like a silly little school-girl and for your continued support and advice – you’re a keeper! haha x

p.s if you didn’t know ‘trouble n strife’ is cockney rhyming slang for ‘wife’.

up up and away

I started off going to create my heart-art based on an  incredible artist introduced to me by my good friend James but I got side tracked with a cute animated movie that popped-up on tv called ‘UP‘. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know my inspiration, and those that know our place, will know that is a very poor sketch of our house attached to a big heart-air balloon…