Cockchafer Beetle print

We recently moved to the Forest of Dean, and as much anticipated started getting the garden bug friendly, one night an early visitor was a Cockchafer Beetle. I was really pleased (a bit gushing) as it swung about the garden in haphazard flight and landed on a branch just over head. I love beetles, but […]

Lino cutting with mother

Whilst the best thing about lino cutting is its ease to do at home, when I saw there was a special ‘one session’ print workshop at the art college, I thought what a perfect way to spend a morning with my mum and enjoy being at the college. This was Christmas card focused session and […]

drawing with biro

The schools I went to only allowed ink fountain pens, the result was when I could use a Biro, I loved them. Drawing with a Biro is good for sketching to relax, it’s a loose style that encourages a soft line approach and then a building up of thicker lines to create a nice effect. […]

Block printing

One of the most home studio friendly methods of printing, litho printing. Slowly building up the bits of equipment needed, but enjoying all the stages of discovery in the mean time.

Pick Me Up festival

This years Pick Me Up was held at Somerset House again. The part exhibition, part fair has an excellent, if a little too crowded atmosphere. The different styles and varied production methods are truly inspiring. Our attention in the exhibition area was particularly caught by pieces by Jennifer Argo and Laura Jouan. Although I didn’t […]

Responsive day out 2

Last Friday I went to the responsive day out 2 in Brighton, the weather was as brilliant as the talkers, a real eye opener as well as enjoyably reassuring. One if the most essential things I will take away from the day is that web design is ever evolving and as predictable as it is […]

The Bikeshed

Really enjoyed attending the Bikeshed gathering last week. Some of the most amazing Cafe Racers and Street Trackers I’ve seen. One motorbike had a steel frame for carrying a surf board. FAB.


After almost 10 years on the waiting list, I got a half measure of allotment. There is a ton of work to do, my favourite part of gardening; turning back time on a jungle. Save