2020 Achievements and New Year Goals

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a strange year for all of us. When talking with friends socially distanced or on video calls, there is one common question I have been asked through the year: is my business affected by coronavirus?
December 31, 2020

Christmas Tree Decorations

In my Wildflowers Collection blog post, I talked about my ambition of getting my illustrations printed on a wide range of products such as functional wares and textiles. For Christmas I decided to try something different than designing a new set of cards and gift tags...
November 17, 2020
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Product Launch: Moths Print

Hurrah! It’s the first new product of the year. I know, I know…it’s been a while. This global pandemic has really thrown me off, especially when face coverings were made mandatory. For a deaf person, not being able to see people’s faces is disconcerting...
October 30, 2020
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Introducing Wildflowers Collection

I launched my newest collection on Friday – Wildflowers!

In the run up to Top Drawer in January I was advised to design a new range to launch at the event, so in the autumn last year I started to think about what my next collection would be...

February 10, 2020
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Welcome 2020 and the Top Drawer Event

I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and a great start to the New Year.

2020 already! Where did last year go? 2019 flew by as I continued to develop my art practice and grow my business and in a blink, it was gone. So, welcome 2020, I am excited to see what it brings...

January 16, 2020

A Taste of Christmas Cards

I’ve launched a brand new Christmas card collection! It’s called A Taste of Christmas.

If you are a small business owner like me you will understand how we all have to start thinking about Christmas in the middle of summer and launch in the autumn to make the most of the festive season, and coming up with Christmassy ideas while the sun is still shining can be difficult! Luckily I came up with the rough idea of my new collection earlier this year while it was still chilly in spring and I have thought about it for months. A few weeks ago I felt ready and jumped in and started planning...

September 23, 2019
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Finding Inspiration in Greenhouses

If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I’ve been painting greenhouses! As a plant lover, I naturally enjoy visiting greenhouses and last year I decided that I want to create more greenhouse paintings for my shop. So I’ve made efforts to visit more, and most recently made a day trip to the University of Leicester Botanic Garden to visit theirs!

July 23, 2019

Plants Are Magic

Today I am excited to share an art process video of my Plants Are Magic illustration.

I painted Plants Are Magic a couple of weeks ago. The idea of painting an illustration based on this phrase has been floating around in my head since last year, and I decided to finally sit down and translate the idea to paper...

April 05, 2019
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Grow Tote Bag

I recently launched an exciting new product in my shop: my first tote bag! I picked my GROW design for it, because out of all my work I believed it will work really well as a tote bag.

I originally designed this GROW piece for my collaboration with Brynn & Co on an embroidery design and embroidery kit / PDF...

June 01, 2018
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Valentine's Card Collection

Since I started my online shop and selling greeting cards, I’ve always referred to important occasions to give me ideas to develop my line of greeting cards. I have always thought about designing cards for Valentine’s Day, sketching out ideas and illustrating some designs but it never really came together until this year...
February 10, 2018
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How I Created Tropical House

My new Tropical House print is becoming popular! This piece took a lot of turns as I worked on it, so I am sharing ‘behind the scenes’ how I created Tropical House from start to end.

I was initially inspired to paint it after visiting a local tropical house and taking photographs of these tropical plants...

September 07, 2017

Grow Collaboration

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may know this already but I am so excited to announce my collaboration with an embroidery artist, Amanda of Brynn & Co!

She first approached me to say that she loved my plant paintings and wanted to collaborate with me to create a plant-y design to sell as an embroidery kit. Of course, being a crazy plant lady and always on the lookout for exciting opportunities, I said yes!

July 21, 2017