Notes from my Sketchbook

  • DIY Recycled Gift Tags

    Hello All, Long time no speak! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been receiving loads of store catalogues over the past few weeks, so I thought I wo...
  • Creating a New Design ǀ The 'Lilac Anemone'

    I really want to expand the types of florals and the colour combinations within my collection of prints so having just completed a new design, I thought I would show you how I go about creating a new piece.
  • THE READING LIST ǀ Books that inspire

    Tucked up on Shutta Road in Looe Cornwall is best little bookshop called The Old Hall Bookshop, I say little, it’s actually quite large and full to the brim! We spent a good hour and a half there and if it wasn’t for the parking running out, we would have been there another two!

    To my mind, David Weidman is the 1960s colour combo king.

    Let me explain, in my last post I mentioned that the daisy collage was prompted by something I had seen a few weeks back.

  • HOW TO ǀ Collage a Daisy

    Really analyse their proportions, size and colour. Pay attention to how the different striations and surfaces hold and reflect the light. It’s these tiny details that will make your collage look anatomically correct. Think about how the petals are positioned in relation to you, which ones look furthest away? Do the closer petals look bigger?