The Gift of Creativity this Christmas

Creativity and Christmas: they are perfect partners. They walk together, merrily and bright, hand in hand. Stopping for a moment to catch a kiss under the mistletoe. December marks the time of the year when imperfect bakers (like me) create wonky mince pies and overly alcoholic chutneys. Or occasional crafters return to their childhood and make Christmas cards worthy of a Blue …

Drawing Modern Florals Book and Spectrum Artliner Review

Drawing Modern Florals (Review)

Did you know I have a thing about flowers? 😉 I love collaging with them, creating artwork and animations with them. But I’ll let you into a little secret… I’m not at all confident about drawing them. When I saw the book How to Draw Modern Florals: An Introduction to the Art of Flowers, Cacti, and More by Alli Koch, I …

Top 5 Flatlay Tips From A Pro Photographer [Guest Post By Connie Chan]

I’m really excited about today’s guest post. You probably know I’m a big fan of flatlay photography which I use to create much of my art and illustrations. There’s a handful of accounts on Instagram that have helped me develop my flatlay work. “Every image should tell a story and I’ve made it my mission to help boutique brands connect …

Illustration Life October 17: Inspiring Creativity Featured Image

Illustration Life October 17: Inspiring Creativity

First, regular readers of my blog will notice that the weekly Illustration Life series has been missing. Man, it was hard to keep up weekly! So I’ve decided to make it a monthly roundup. The vlogging will resume too, I’m just setting myself more achievable targets from now on. So what has October brought? Well, it’s been inspiring creativity. Notably inspiring …

Join the Instagram Creative Challenge for October #wipsandblooms_mycreativity

Instagram Creative Challenge: #WIPSandBlooms _myCreativity

For the entire month of September, I’m excited to guest judge another creative challenge on Instagram. The very talented ceramicist Katie Robbins aka @ceramincmagpie, asked me to judge the #WIPSandBlooms creative challenge on my favourite social media platform. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I love a creative challenge and to experiment. Therefore this month the #WIPSandBlooms theme …

is personalisation more than a trend | guest blog from Print and Press London | Georgie St Clair

Is Personalisation More Than A Trend? [Guest Blog]

Today I have invited the talented and creative power-house Beki Gowing to the blog to talk about the trend for personalisation in everything from art and craft to design and fashion. Beki is a printed textile designer, and founder of the digital fabric printing company Print & Press, London. She has worked with John Lewis, the Royal College of Art, …