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Winter Cards

There’s still time to send a festive greeting this season with one of these winter wreath cards. You can choose from four designs: a robin, a blackbird, an owl and a goose, or get one of each if you can’t decide. The cards are sold in bags of 6 as well as individually to suit all needs. Just remember, the last dates for posting cards in the UK are Tuesday 18th December for 2nd class mail and Thursday 20th December for 1st class mail so if you are thinking of ordering these, you’ll need to allow enough time for them to be delivered to you first. Click here to shop the collection.

Meet the illustrator – interview for Whittard

On a blisteringly hot day back in August, I got the chance to be interviewed about my illustrations for Whittard’s new coffee packaging which has just launched this month. If you fancy a read of the full interview with Whittard, head on over to their blog where we talked about Earl Grey tea and my path to illustration amongst other things:

https://www.whittard.co.uk/discover/coffee-knowledge/meet-the-illustrator.html

 

Crafting a business from illustration

My trusty stable of brushes.

In the second of a series of blog articles that looks at the art and craft behind my creative business, I’d like to introduce you to my favourite tools and explore the enduring appeal of handmade craft.

Two years ago, I was suddenly made redundant from my job in publishing - an all-too familiar story these days - which eventually resulted in my starting a creative business from my craft. Up until this point, I’d been working as a graphic designer (which as it turned out has proved to be rather useful in the running of my business) but having originally trained as an illustrator, I decided to rekindle my love of drawing and see where this would lead. Over the following months, as my business ideas slowly started to unfold, I dusted off my paintbrushes and began drawing again.

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