a couple of weeks ago my husband received an email from All Author to ask if he was happy for his book You Could Make a Killing to be entered into their monthly Cover of the Month contest. As I designed the cover I’m hoping to convince a few people to vote. We’re currently lagging behind so the book is on page 3 in the … Continue reading A shameless plea for votes
Don’t forget its April Fool’s Day – but this isn’t a joke here are your downloadable calendars for April. Colourful 2019 calendar; 2019 Calendar So what does April have in store for us? Well for starters we have Easter – for those of us who aren’t religious it is an opportunity to over indulge in chocolate; Parkinson’s Awareness Week and one of my favourites – National Stationery … Continue reading April Calendars – free downloads
I posted a poem yesterday along with my illustration but then realised it was World Poetry Day today, so no sketch with this one but a poem from one of my favourite poets – Philip Larkin. An Arundel Tomb Side by side, their faces blurred, The earl and countess lie in stone, Their proper habits vaguely shown As jointed armour, stiffened pleat, And that faint hint of … Continue reading World Poetry Day
Last week I posted a blog showcasing some Kindle book cover designs that I created for my husband. At the time I wasn’t sure when he’d be publishing the book but am pl;eased to announce that it is now available at Amazon – currently on Kindle and, if you have it, Kindle Unlimited. The collection consists of four scripts – each about 20 minutes long in … Continue reading Off Script
So its the 1st of March, how did that happen? So what does March have in store for us? Well here in the UK its Mothers day (31st); Red Nose Day (15th) today is St David’s Day also also Marie Curie’s Daffodil Appeal Day, we also have British Pie Week (w/c 4th) and Shrove Tuesday (5th) and it’s World Book Day (7th) so look out … Continue reading March Calendars – Free Printables
Tonight is Harry Potter Book Night – what a perfect excuse to get your copies off the shelf and indulge in some wizardy tales. One of my favourite illustrators has also created beautiful artwork to illustrate the magical stories – Chris Riddell…. Continue reading Harry Potter Book Night
A kick and punch – it’s February! So what do we have to look forward to – well here in the UK probably the continuation of freezing temperatures and an extra 10 minutes of defrosting the car in the morning but also Valentine’s Day (14th); Chinese New Year (5th); World Cancer Day (4th); Time to Talk Day (7th); National Pizza Day (9th); Random Act of … Continue reading February Calendars – Free Downloads
a very happy new year! So 2019…. apparently this is the year of Earth Pig, starting from Feb. 5, 2019 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Jan. 24, 2020 with the lucky colours of red, yellow and white. In January it will be 150 years since the birth of Rasputin May will mark 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci In July we’ll be celebrating the 50th … Continue reading Wishing Everyone….
I’m not really a big fan of setting New Year’s Resolutions, mainly because I don’t stick to them, by the time I’m mid-way through January they have usually been forgotten and I find this demotivating, a constant reminder of my poor willpower. But I know that a lot people do buy into the resolutions thing so here’s some my thoughts and some shares from other … Continue reading New Years Resolutions – Not a Big Fan!
A subject close to my heart apparently on this date (9th of December) in 1892 Newcastle United football club was formed. We were clearly a bit slow off the mark in the North East as Notts County was formed 30 years prior to this date in 1862. A very brief history of the club The first record of football being played in Tyneside dates from … Continue reading Black and White Through and Through