Blog Moved to Wordpress!

Friday, 13 February 2015

I have migrated!  & it's for much longer than the summer!!

My recent work is now being updated over on Wordpress.  So update your reader-url-rss-dotcomifies incase you missed me.  The new blog is obviously full of new illustration, but also writing about my travels & my new travelling career-in-a-backpack, so it's extra exciting because of extra new-ness.

Here's a little snippet of some work you can see over there...

Big love!

The Doctor Takes A Dip.

Monday, 5 May 2014

I finished this ages ago, but forgot to tell you.  Sorry.

Freaky Lady

Monday, 20 January 2014

Gr├╝etzi from Switzerland, my friends!  The journey continues, eh?

I finished this piece during my stay in Catalonia a few months ago for a little feminist zine run by Armpits4August in the UK.  It was to accompany an article I wrote about PCOS & the related issue of 'hirsutism,' or excess body hair.  The issue of female body hair was raised in the press pretty often (comparatively) in 2013, discourse which I think is totally crucial, particularly for young women with PCOS.  The discourse shows women they aren't chained to their razors, & hopefully with more ladies taking the leap it will become less of a spectacle to be how nature intended.  Think of all the time, energy & money saved to be put into drawing, or dancing, or knitting mittens for hedgehogs, taken away from shaving.  So I'm starting up my own hairy utopia in 2014.

It's the first article I've had published, which made me very happy because I'm writing a lot nowadays.  I was even happier that they let me illustrate my article, (is it cheating to illustrate your own article?) & it was a good test of my 'on the road' illustration set up!

Switzerland doesn't have any beaches...

IF: Spirit

Thursday, 26 December 2013

I moved to a 17th century farmhouse in Zurich, & this is what I'm sharing the countryside with.

IF: Shadow

Friday, 29 November 2013

The Doctor Takes A Dip - 'Underwater' I.F

Friday, 11 October 2013

I'd been playing with this for yonks, then I realised what it needed; a man in tweed.  A quick sketch for Illustration Friday in between adventures :) 

Hoping to get this one polished off, too, cos I'm quite fond of him!  I think he worked at the school, teaching geography by day & moonlighting as a semi-professional cat breeder by night.  Then something changed, & he ends up getting to the bottom of some pretty big, pretty old secrets! 

I'm making another attempt at more vintage muted colours, too.  Onwards bound! :)


Nomad Soul :)

Saturday, 24 August 2013

 Hola amigos!

I've been a long time silent; I apologise.  Since my last post in June(ish) I've been happily homeless in a non-serious-honestly-I'm-not-going-to-die way, & mainly doing Epic Shit.  At the moment I'm being an au pair in Somerset, but in the next few weeks I'll be moving again, either Devon to live with some donkeys, or to Bath to work in a youth hostel.  I'm putting together a project that should pull all my chaos together but for the moment I'm working on illio work as a nomad soul, which is very liberating.  Still open for business, just you never know what you'll hear in the background when you give me a call ;D

Here are a few bits & bobs I've been playing with since I left anyway.  Being around kids makes drawing them much easier.

Oh, this is Prolombious, I made him with an eight year old & a lot of scrap wool.  He's a magical wooly mammoth who happens to be an excellent singer, but trips over his very long trunk a lot.  This unfortunately damages his singing ability a little, so we're trying to figure out a better long-term solution for this than just tying a bow in the end of his nose.

:) xxx