Oh look! It’s Valentine’s Day. Okay, I confess I have some Valentine’s Day friendly cards but I’m not actually a fan of the celebration. If you are in a relationship, choose other days to go overboard with your affections. Make it a surprise, make it impulsive. Resist the urge to find yourself squashed in an overpriced restaurant… Continue reading Happy PALentine’s Day!
It’s coming up to the anniversary of registering my business as a bona-fide grown up big deal (read: with HMRC). Realistically, I didn’t put my official business hat on until several months later – once I’d recovered from the shock of losing my job… and stopped watching back to back television series under the guise of… Continue reading it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to
Do you want to know something odd? I designed my first enamel pin before I bought one. Photos of pins just kept cropping up on social media and I thought – you know what – my ‘killing it’ sugarskull illustration would make a pretty neat pin. Since then, I’ve had another two of my designs made… Continue reading pin pusher
I love fairytales and due to recent drawing projects I’ve had a chance to study them in greater depth. And their messaging. Take The Princess and The Pea for example (1). The Prince has been finding it tricky to find a suitable Princess for a wife because – I quote – the ones he’s met to date have had bad… Continue reading a real life princess
Oh, hello, stranger. It’s been a while. Again. There’s not much point in making excuses this time, I’ll only start to sound like a broken record so, instead, let’s go straight into it. IT’S 2017! Is it my New Year’s Resolution to write more in this blog? Nope. But I am aiming to increase my creativity… Continue reading a magical start
Oops. It’s been a while. I’ve started writing posts a few times, but never could never quite stomach making them public. The main reason is that I’m struggling to not feel ‘self obsessed’ as I start my new business – blog posts about my new business and the trials and tribulations I’m facing would have… Continue reading Stand up or sit down
It’s Monday, again! Today’s motivation is coming to you from (punk) performance poet John Cooper Clarke. My boyfriend took me along to see him on Saturday night in Edinburgh. Apart from a surprisingly aggressive audience (a full blown fight nearly broke out) it was witty, wonderful and wise. I’ve always enjoyed his work and listening to him when… Continue reading mermaid monday