I’m so excited to tell you about a new product that I’ve been developing over the last little while as I think it’s the only one that exists on the whole interweb! So we all know that single use plastic is a terrible idea and we need to be cutting it out. Beeswax food wraps are a great alternative to cling film and plastic food bags, but I wanted to go one step further - my brand new Make Your Own kits I’ve created are using BAMBOO fabric in a choice of 7 different designs. Unlike the bamboo pens that I make, I didn’t grow this in the garden, but used a super eco friendly U.K. printers to supply the fabric for me, and I’ve extensively tested the recipe to ensure maximum cling and washability, which was an excellent excuse to buy naughty treats as photo props 🙊 Each kit includes enough fabric for up to 4 wraps, all materials, instructions and templates and is available in a bunch of new patterns using my Inky Animals and Botanical hand drawn illustrations. Check out the New In section for more details (pretty please, otherwise everyone will be getting bamboo napkins for Christmas!)
I've been tinkering with this project on and off for the last few months, as much for my own enjoyment as anything, working on each tiny illustration using my usual method of pen and ink using my hand carved bamboo pens. From Anteater to Zebra via Hammerhead Shark, Narwhal, Flamingo and Sloth! Reproduced on luxurious archival watercolour paper, this art print will hopefully stir up imagination and curiosity, help learning and be a thoughtful finishing touch to a little ones nursery. Find your own here.
It's my pleasure to be involved with an auction of art pieces and promises for St Michael's Hospice.
More than 20 lots, featuring a cross-section of mediums, will go on sale at the Trumpet Corner Tea Room and Art Gallery near Ledbury on Friday 13th July at 7.30pm. I'm donating an extra large Inky Mallard framed print and also a bamboo pen workshop for 6 people.
The evening will be led by the BBC's Kate Bliss, an antiques expert on hit shows Bargain Hunt and Flog It! so come along to raise money for a wonderful cause and take home a piece you love. Find out more info by clicking here, hope to see you there!
It's an honour to now be stocked in the beautiful Tinsmiths in Ledbury. This tucked away gem is stunning even from the outside and now is home to a whole mess of hand carved bamboo pens (which if you've been paying attention you'll know is what I use to create all my illustrations.)
The Festival of Nature was as lovely an event as I'd hoped. Perfect free day out in Bristol, with appearances with plenty of furry and feathered friends, free trees and activities and some rather nice nature-focused shopping. Here's a young chap enjoying trying out my bamboo pens. For a full write up, I recommend heading over to Erin the Giraffe, photo used with permission.
Another work-in-progress Inky pet portrait... This little lady is a tiny Dachshund, which is super fun to say. Fancy your own? Get in touch!
Another pet portrait work in progress sneak peek! I wish I could go back in time and tell 8 year old me that someday someone would pay me to draw a horse... It'd blow her mind.
Another work in progress pet portrait sneak peek... Say hello to Barney! It's not finished. For Ella.