October already

A week of nieces visiting and a vomiting bug has set me back a little (the first lovely, the second most definitely not), but I’m now up on my feet again trying to remember what I’m supposed to be doing.

Still, I’ve been making a bit of progress on my branding for my shop packaging. Take a look at the logo design I’ve come up with here. I also picked up my first batch of giclee prints from the printers last week, which have come out lovely. They’ll be listed in my shop very soon, but in the meantime here’s a couple of photos I took of them.

Don’t forget, there’s more to see over at my facebook page.

British moths greetings cards for sale!

greetingscard_upright_emperorrmothTo round off a productive week, I’ve uploaded another set of greetings cards to my etsy shop- my British Moths collection. These cards, which are my favourites so far, feature illustrations of an emperor moth, a garden tiger moth, an elephant hawk-moth, an oak eggar moth and a bedstraw hawk-moth. They are available to buy along with my other collections in my etsy shop here.

Open for business!

greetingscard_upright_lobsterToday was the day my online shop finally became a reality and opened it’s (virtual) doors to the world. It’s been a long time coming, as I discovered there’s a neverending list of things to do before you can become an etsy seller, but the big day has finally arrived!

To start things off, my collection of British Sea Life greetings cards are now for sale and over the next few days I’ll be adding my other greetings card collections. To take a look, just click here.



Tropical fish prints

tropicalfishprint_greenandpurpleLately, when I’ve not been editing photos for etsy, I’ve been working on some new giclee prints to compliment my greetings card designs. These prints will be offered alongside my cards in different colour-ways and printed at A4 size.

It seems like it’s taken me an age to get my head around all that is involved in opening an online shop (fees, pricing, profit margins, shipping policies and on it goes). I’ve even got a spreadsheet now, which Robin patiently created for me while marvelling at my complete lack of understanding of Excel (sorry Robin!).

But my photos are mostly done, descriptions have been written and my packaging all arrived last week so it’s beginning to seem like I’m actually doing this!

British sealife | Four


I’m just back from a lovely few days of camping in Dorset, where we spent our time swimming in the sea and trekking along the beautiful Jurassic coastline.

Snorkelling around the shallow rocky ledges, we saw pink and green anemones waving about and dozens of sea hares happily munching away on seaweed. Judging from the lobster pots too, there were probably a few lobsters lurking around the depths keeping well away from inquisitive swimmers.

Continue Reading →