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July Calendars

Warmer weather and sunshine! Key dates this month – 4th is US Independence Day; 15th is National Hot Dog Day and the 20th Lollipop Day. Downloadable PDFs There’s a design using my 100 day challenge character sketches – Portrait Calendar Two colour trend calendars – one with a large month and the second a more subtle variation –  2020 Calendar On Trend Colour version 2 and … Continue reading July Calendars

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Experimenting with Mixed Media

No doodle today but I have been playing around with different techniques and created this abstract image with collage, charcoal, pastels and paint. I quite like the final image it has a lot of texture and the overpainting of the collage strips integrates the pieces into the image.  I also really like adding tissue to the blank page as it picks up the paint in … Continue reading Experimenting with Mixed Media

Designing a Book Cover…

Hi everyone, this is Nicola’s husband jumping in for a moment (while she left her account open here…oops). Just to share with you the cover that Nicola has put together for Noir from the Bar – a crime short anthology I’ve been putting together to raise money for NHS charities. A tiny bit of background: when the lockdown began I started helping out with Virtual … Continue reading Designing a Book Cover…

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June Calendars

Well supposedly summer is approaching! Dates in June – my brother and sister-in-laws birthday; 4th National Cheese day; the 13th is Sewing Machine Day and National Cupcake Day – not sure what those two have in common and the 21st is Fathers Day. Downloadable PDFs There’s a design using my 100 day challenge character sketches – Portrait Calendar Two colour trend calendars – one with … Continue reading June Calendars

Stay at Home and Craft Part 1

With everyone pretty much on lock down other than a daily burst of exercise and Easter just around the corner thought I’d share some craft projects that could keep you entertained for a few hours. Separated from loved ones?  Why not brighten someone’s day with a handmade Easter Card.  Over the past few years I’ve created a range of cards from the simple ones you … Continue reading Stay at Home and Craft Part 1