Friday, 26 June 2015

Friday Illustration: Go Set A Watchman


To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favourite books & I've done a drawing & a linocut related to it (see here & here) so now the lost 'sequel' is coming out soon I'm getting rather excited. So I had to create an image for the only quote released from the new book so far, for Penguin Random House's competition to celebrate the launch of 'Go Set a Watchman'. Roll on July 14th.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Friday Illustration: Jug of Forget-Me-Nots


I found this handmade jug in my local charity shop which was made at the local pottery near my Mum & Dad's house on the Isle of Skye. The world is so small at times with crazy random connections of small things that are wonderous. {The jug's design features the beautiful Isle of Skye tartan & I filled it with some wild forget-me-nots I found on my walk back from work}

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Reykjavik for Show Us Your Type


Here's my Reykjavik poster for Show Us Your Type. They've just reaunched their new website where you can see posters created for 17 cities and you can also see all my posters together

Why not contribute your own for the next city Madrid?

Friday, 12 June 2015

Friday Illustration: Bookshelf

 I've been adding to my bookshelf this week; I found some beautiful Bloomsbury Classics, a few Austen's with the beaut covers by Leanne Shapton & the new(ish) Keigo Higashino.


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

June Playlist: Galaxy


I often forget that we're all hurtling through space on a giant ball of rock surrounded by millions of other floating rocks, just a small speck in a vast expanse that is our galaxy in the humongous universe. Here's a lot of songs to remind you:-

See all my other playlists here

Friday, 5 June 2015

Friday Illustration: Mindfulness


Sometimes my internal mind chattering can be so loud and it's mostly negative and toxic repeating past events and comments which aren't worth bothering about. So I've been trying to be mindful and aware of my immediate surroundings, live in the moment, give my mind some quiet time and find the strength in my internal silence. 
{I've been reading Thich Nhat Hanh's new book 'Silence' can you tell?)

'Find the silence within yourself'
-Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Vote Libraries

I created a design for Every Library & Creative Action Network's latest campaign 'Vote Libraries'. My design details education and storytime and how libraries can help with children's literacy.

I went to my local library yesterday and although it's tiny I managed to find a few graphic novels, a cookbook & a book on mindfulness. So much knowledge, wisdom & enjoyment are in the pages of books. So make sure you use your library they're so important for us now & the future generation.