Creativity · Illustrations

An update on taking ridiculously small creative steps

Five weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled How to kickstart your creativity without having a meltdown. This turned out to be one of my most popular posts, so I thought I’d give you a quick update on how things are going. If you recall, I was taking ridiculously small steps towards writing and illustrating.… Continue reading An update on taking ridiculously small creative steps


Mutt on a mug

Remember those dog doodles I did recently? Well, I am now the proud owner of a new mug! Awww... I'll take him to work and chat to him whenever my brain is fried. (He looks like he might understand.)


Today I drew some dogs

I am experimenting with having more fun with my creativity – just doing things for the heck of it really, just cos it makes me smile. Today I drew some dogs. A long dog… A hairy dog… An angry dog… And a surprised dog… What I love about quick doodles like this is that, within… Continue reading Today I drew some dogs


Doodle: bow-legged bird

Drawing my first doodle in years had an unexpected effect on me. For the rest of the day, it made me smile! I have taken this as a sign: I need more of this 'silliness' in my life! So this morning I drew a bow-legged bird...


Little doodle: my first hedgehog

Fellow 30 Day Challenger Richard Pettit has started a Wish of the month blog. Last month he cycled to work and back (this was no ordinary commute; it was a round trip of over 50 miles.) This month he’s bravely learning to street dance. Pondering what my wish would be, especially in light of my… Continue reading Little doodle: my first hedgehog


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