Thursday, 29 April 2010

New products

I've just noticed that the new products from Phoenix are now on their website.  Here are three of my new ones.  A postcard, money wallet and a die-cut card.  This is the third incarnation of the champagne design.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010


I thought these little fellas would look good running along the top of the page.  Perhaps they could work as a notepaper header or card design?

Hens sketch

I've just been flicking through my sketchbook and came across these sketches of our three hens.  I'm hoping to have a page devoted to sketchbooks at some point.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Hand-made cards

Here is a new hand-made card design which will be available at Open Studios in July. The design is carved from a sheet of rubber, much like a traditional linoprint, then hand printed using a variety of different coloured inks. Which colour do you prefer?

I'm hoping to have several new designs by July. I already have three new Christmas cards in a similar style and also new gift tags.

Cambridge Open Studios 2010

This year my studio will be open for three weekends, to celebrate my 15th year of participating in Open Studios.

Please come on along on any of the following dates from 11am - 6pm:

3-4, 10-11 & 17-18 July

Smallstone, Hall End, Milton, Cambridge, CB24 6AQ

I will have new vibrant drypoint prints inspired by patterns in nature, from close-up studies of brambles, seed heads and unfurling ferns to skeletal winter trees and silver birch trunks. Pictures are available framed or unframed.

Also for sale are a large selection of published cards, wrapping paper, stationery and new hand-made cards. Plus I will be demonstrating various printmaking techniques such as linoprinting, drypoint and collography.

Guides will be available in June. Please let me know if you would like me to send you one.