Wednesday, 30 December 2015


So Christmas is all done really, it goes by so fast!  All the build up and then gone.  I hope you enjoyed yours, mine was lovely, spent with family and it was nice to relax for a bit and have a change from regular life.  There was also a lot of eating going on hmmm ;)……..still back to normalish now, and it's time to look forward to the New Year ahead which hopefully will be a good one for all!
I thought I'd post some of the last of my Instagram images from the Advent project.  I had a lot of fun doing it and it felt a bit strange once it was all done.  I may well do something similar again in the future.

The above image was my Christmas card for this year and below is all the work from the project.

So all that's left to say is have a very Happy New Year!  Whatever your plans I hope you enjoy and have a fantastic start to 2016! x

Tuesday, 22 December 2015


So Christmas is getting ever closer and I've been getting everything together ready for the break.  Yesterday I finished the last of the work for my Advent Calendar over on Instagram so just three more days to go!  I've had a lot of fun doing that little project.  It's the first time I've done something like that and it feels a bit weird now all the work is finished especially as It seems like I've been working on it for a long time.  There has been so much Christmas drawing all in a relatively short space of time.  I'm sure i'll end up doodling some sprouts or something over Christmas :).  I'm looking forward to having some sketchbook doodling time which doesn't happen often enough.  So here's some of the work from the past week or so.

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

I hope you have a lovely break and Christmas.  I'll be post the rest after the big day!  Now off to cook and present wrap! :)

Sunday, 13 December 2015


So in the last week I've been drawing more Christmas images for my Advent Calendar Instagram challenge here.  I'm having lots of fun doing this little project although it is a busy time of year so it's been a challenge to fit it around everything else, still, so far so good :).  It's good to be pushed to create the work fast and then move on.
An image I knew I wanted to make from day one was something based around the film Scrooge starring Alastair Sim.  I always watch a lot of films based on A Christmas Carol at Christmastime but this one is my favourite, black and white, crackly and very atmospheric.  I also wanted to take something that was authentic to the book, and the ghostly image of Jacob Marley appearing in the doorknob of Scrooge's home before his night of visitations is one of my favourites.  Apart from that there's quite a lot of food this week!  I hope you enjoy this weeks selection.

Mince Pie


Gingerbread Biscuits

A Christmas Carol - Jacob Marley

Hot Chocolate
I'll be back next week with the next batch of images.  I think I heard it may snow here tomorrow!!  Brrrr.  Have a great week!

Sunday, 6 December 2015


So It's December which means Christmas is on it's way.  I've decided to do a little project over on Instagram.  I'm going to post something I've made everyday, based on the theme of Christmas throughout December until the 25th.  A kind of Advent Calendar thingy.  I've wanted to do some sort of challenge for a while now and this seemed like a good time.  So far I have to say I am really enjoying it.  It's a great way to challenge myself creatively as I have to work fast and make quick decisions about my work.  Most of the pieces will be created now but there will be a few blasts from the past also.
So here's a selection from week one.



Mulled Wine


I have a whole list of Christmas related stuff that I made to draw from and I'm adding to and deleting from as I go on.  The great thing about doing something like this is that I can just pick what I feel like doing as and when so the order changes and I'm always working with the next two in mind.  The turkey was particularly enjoyable to draw.  I'm from Norfolk originally where we are supposedly overrun with Turkeys although I hardly remember seeing any!  They are fascinating to draw I have to say.  This one is a Norfolk Bronze and I nicknamed Mr Gobble because I like to do things like that!
So back to thinking about the next images.
Have a great week :).