illustration life #32 | money talk

Illustration Life #32: Talking Dirty (aka Money)

I’m talking downright dirty this week. Illustration Life #32 IS all about the money money money and the price tag. Predictably most of the money matters happen under the ‘Frustrations’ part of this post. Let’s delve into Illustration Life #32 Wins This Week Enterprise Nation Homewares & Lifestyle Exchange I had a super-duper time at the Enterprise Nation Homewares & Lifestyle …

Shop Independent | 5 reasons not to buy from independent makers, designers and artists | Supporting Just A Card Campaign

5 Reasons NOT to Shop Independent [A Fresh Perspective]

Regularly, we read the reasons why we should shop independent. There are even campaigns to promote buying from independent makers, designers, artists, galleries and shops, such as the  ‘Just A Card’ campaign. In the name of impartial blogging, I’ve decided to jump off the bandwagon and look at reasons you SHOULDN’T buy from us. Reasons NOT to Shop Independent   1. …

Jessica Zoob, painter, artist, lewes, east sussex

It’s Friday, I’m in Love: Jessica Zoob

In May, accompanied by my son Zac, I had the pleasure of visiting the open studio of artist, Jessica Zoob. Her studio, like her paintings, are a joy to behold!   Artistic Inspiration It was wonderful to enjoy this visit with Zac, who is a budding artist himself. His fascination and joy at wandering around a REAL artist studio was …

illustration life, watercolour painted rose, featured image

Illustration Life #30: Artful Balls of Steel 

Art & Illustration life. It’s a funny old world. Up and down like a yo-yo. If you read last week’s Illustration Life #29 post, you’ll see it wasn’t so great. However, this week was on the up. My advice to anyone starting the game of making a creative living, is to develop artful balls of steel. Pretty pictures sometimes mask …

Featured Image for Frida Kahlo Illustration with Botanical Beard Body Hair | New Instagram Challenge

Botanical Body Hair [Visual Inspiration]

Botanical Body Hair, a new Instagram hashtag challenge is a humorous yet thought-provoking look at our attitudes towards femininity. It’s quite rare these days that something I see on the internet makes me squeal with delight. But boy, squeal I did, when I first came across a new tag on Instagram called #botanicalbodyhair. The Botanical Body Hair Instagram Challenge After …

Flower Crown Illustration Competition Giveaway

Win a Flower Crown Illustration with Estila Magazine [Competition]

Sonia, one of my flower crown illustrations, was recently featured on the front cover of the beautiful Estila magazine. And she is up for grabs in a competition! About Estila Magazine Have you seen Estila magazine yet? If not, you’re missing a real treat. Estila is the brainchild of interior designer, entrepreneur, independent publisher and fabulous, Karolina Barnes. empower through style …