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What I drew when I was a child

My mum was clearing out her loft at the weekend and she discovered a bag full of art she’d kept from when I was a kid. I thought I’d share some of it with you. Here is one of my earliest works, aged 3 ½ (not sure what inspired the squiggly thing to the right… Continue reading What I drew when I was a child

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If you can express your soul, the rest ceases to matter

I know I said my next post would be about ‘earning a living doing what you love’ but this is virtually the same thing. I nicked this line from Hugh MacLeod: If you can express your soul, the rest ceases to matter. Actually, I didn’t so much nick it, it hijacked me. I was sitting in… Continue reading If you can express your soul, the rest ceases to matter

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Doodling for the very afraid

Writing makes me happy. Reading makes me happy. Patterns and colours make me happy. So far I have indulged the first two but not the third. (I have the same fear of art as I used to have about writing. i.e. the thought of it makes me feel slightly queasy). This year I conquered my… Continue reading Doodling for the very afraid

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Some feathered friends

I was flicking through some old sketchbooks this afternoon. I'm not claiming to be Picasso or anything but here are some feathered friends: I think this little chap might be called Humphrey. 

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Celebration time!

You know when you do something and things click into place and suddenly you feel like you, 100%? This happened to me today. Here’s why: Years ago I designed some little children’s characters. They were truly an extension of me. I loved them. I cared for them. Sometimes I even spoke to them. So what… Continue reading Celebration time!