Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

Beach huts and bunting



I have been working on a piece of art for some friends
 who have recently moved to a new home by the sea.





And for me, any excuse to paint beach huts. . . 





or seagulls, is good enough for me!





and Im rather cuffed with this piece, and so were my friends! 

: )





"Happy New Home"




Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Some old friends


Thought I'd re introduce you to some of my old friends!





Just because . . .






. . . they make me. . . 






. . . smile : )




Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Images 36, Best of British Illustration

http://fmillustration.typepad.com/blog/2012/10/images-36.html#


Heres my entry that was selected for the 
Images 36, AOI Best of British Illustration
in the children's book section. 

Click on the link below the pic for a really good detailed Blog 
on the Frances McKay website

This story about Mother Hen, has prompted a follow on story, about King Rooster, 
In fact he is being shown at Frankfurt Book Fair this week by Frances, 
so "Good Luck King Rooster," and big thanks to Frances, I so hope he is accepted : )

Heres a sneaky peak




Monday, 1 October 2012

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

New card designs


A first peak at some of the new cards, being launched for the new cat range 
with Heritage Art Papers. 
They are becoming rather popular in cathedral gift shops, 
(especially as most Cathedrals have their own resident cat!)








Friday, 7 September 2012

Miss Cordelia Pig!




A few weeks ago in my blog, 
I showed you the starting point for a new character of mine


Miss Cordelia Pig!


Well this is how she is looking now, 

I feel that although she is rather hairy, rather muddy and rather smelly, 
Cordelia is completely content and in "Pig" terms, feels rather dainty indeed!










Friday, 31 August 2012

A new character in the making


A new little guy who is starting to take shape, 

and who is preparing for Frankfurt book fair. 









Tuesday, 7 August 2012

A Gold Star


Well after my latest blog, 

"OMG, Team GB, you are AMAZING!!!!!"


This illustration, is taken from a story written by Frances McKay,

about Sam the Cat who through being rather sneaky and quite naughty, 
actually ends up being a true hero, and earns his 

"GOLD STAR."



Friday, 27 July 2012

Its the taking part!





Its the taking part that counts!

At least thats what good old British spirit says!



"With a run and a jump, and a whoops and a skid!"

"Poor Mavis!"


(From "Keep practicing Mavis!" a story in progress)


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Piggy dreams


Meet Cordelia Pig.



Cordelia, like most pigs is not the most dainty and graceful of animals!



But in her dreams . . . 


. . . Cordelia is a fairy pig!











Sunday, 8 July 2012

"Finger Blobs"

"Crunch"


"Tweet"


"Joy"


"Squeek"


"Squidge"


"Boo"


"SHINE"



"Nutty"
(Whoops, sorry Sammy!)










Monday, 18 June 2012

A creative weekend



This weekend, could have been one of short fuses and ratty boredom, 
but in the end it turned out really well indeed! 



I am working on a project with pretty tight deadlines at the moment, 
and that means working over a weekend is often very helpful in pacing out my schedule.  



The above photo shows part of my work from over the weekend, 
work by Latter number 1, 
(Thats me! Or if you include my husband in this, I guess I'm really Latter number 2!)


This is actually an anniversary card for my parents
 but based on some characters similar to that of my current project for 
Little Tiger Press, 
(of which I will show you more of in a later blog, 
although for a sneaky peak, have a look at my website diary,) 

See both this month and May's page : ) 


I will now get back to my opening sentence, as to why potentially
 it could have been a weekend of short fuses!

Both of my daughters were off school with a nasty bug for some of last week,
and although bless them, my priority has been to look after them, and watch many Disney films with them, and give out much essential cuddle times too, towards the weekend when they were almost better but still just tired and a bit worse for wear, we were still stuck in the house, after the 5th day of 
NOT LEAVING THE HOUSE, Ahhhhhhh!!!

Anyway, instead we ALL enjoyed a very pleasant weekend of craft, sewing, painting and designing!


Latter number 3's design work, and see below a lovely handmade wool flower, 




And here is Latter number 4 painting and below her fantastic bear 
that she stitched all by herself!


And lastly another project that I am working on, 
designing a Christmas range of cards for Wells Cathedral who have their own resident cat! 

These are part of a new selection that are becoming very popular, 
designing specifically for Cathedrals, with Heritage Arts Papers

other ranges can be seen here