2020 Calendar: On Trend Colours

For the last few years I have created a load of downloadable calendars, mainly because I still like to have a physical calendar in the house to catch arrangements my husband and I have made to meet with friends or as a reminder of friends and family birthdays so I thought I’d create a few different format designs for 2020. The first – probably one … Continue reading 2020 Calendar: On Trend Colours

Advent Calendars

I didn’t have to create any new advent calendars this year so thought I’d re-post some that I have created over the past few years. Probably my favourite – Advent Trees.  If you fancy creating some for yourself you can find the PDF download here. If you’re a fan of a nice cuppa why not create a Tea Advent Calendar – great for yourself or … Continue reading Advent Calendars

Nursery Rhyme November: Dr Foster

First published 1844 another one with different theories of origin. One theory is that the doctor was in fact William Laud, an archbishop of Canterbury; another that it refers to Edward I and the third that its actually an adaptation of Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus play. Doctor Foster went to Gloucester, In a shower of rain; He stepped in a puddle, Right up to his middle, … Continue reading Nursery Rhyme November: Dr Foster

Nursery Rhyme November: Humpty Dumpty

I’ve drawn Humpty Dumpty before (previous post) but I couldn’t not cover this rhyme so it was a great excuse for another sketch – it has to be the best known and one of the most loved with the character appearing in other children’s books. The historians believe that this probably started out as a riddle but like many others it’s origins are a bit … Continue reading Nursery Rhyme November: Humpty Dumpty

Nursery Rhyme November: Hey Diddle Diddle

The rhyme is thought to date back to at least the sixteenth century and there are several theories bout its meaning. One is that refers to star consellations; another that it is about anti-clerical feelings; another that its about Catherine of Aragaon; another Catherine, wife of Peter the Great and the list goes on; I like to thinks its just a bit of nonsense to … Continue reading Nursery Rhyme November: Hey Diddle Diddle

Remembering Those Lost

Thought I’d take a break from Nursery Rhymes given the importance of the date. I’ve shared war poems in a few of my previous blog posts – Robert Laurence Binyon’s For the Fallen; Rupert Brooke’s The Soldier; John McCrae’s In Flanders Field and Philip Larkin’s MCMXIV.  I’ve also tried very unsuccessfully to draw poppies so thought I’d do the same the poem is by Alan … Continue reading Remembering Those Lost