This year I left my 9-5. I’ve become a dedicated freelance graphic designer and illustrator.  It’s always been a dream of mine and so far so good. I’m busy enough and getting to be creative – I’m so excited for the future. I’m grateful for all the support I receive, the recommendations, my contacts, friends and believers – I respect the little pushes life has given me to help me take the jump. Thank you.


Happy Birthday LDF

Today is the first day of the London Design Festival and 2012 mark it’s 10 year anniversary. Being such an important occasion and an event close to my heart I created this special heart-art dedication.

If you remember, last year I took a few days out to indulge in plenty of creative shenanigans – which inspired a selection of my 365 heart art creations. Check out those relevant posts here:

Which Way

The Storm

London Calling Phoebe

Blesses are the cracked

 Wishing LDF many happy returns!


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

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…



Just oh-so

I love this photo and thought this ‘just oh-so’ concept could work as a postcard or as a sort of brand somehow, this is my first experiment anyway? I created the heart in illustrator and photoshopped into one of the first photos on I took on my Galaxy SII.