Archive for July, 2011

July 24, 2011

A Sock Puppet?

More recently I have been faced the problem of what gifts to give friends & family for birthdays & all the other numerous occasions that seem to pop up in the year – Fathers day, Mothers Day, Valentines Day, Wedding Anniversaries, Christmas…the list seems endless. With a bank account like mine at the moment, these occasions come around far too often and all always greeted with slight despair as I try to figure what I can get to fit my budget and their tastes. My answer – make something. Some of you may find this harder to do than others and will inevitably end up presenting a loved one with a home-made sock-puppet. (not a bad present I may add if done properly & new socks are used!). I believe my self made presents have been gratefully received, either that or family and friends have turned into damn good liars in the past year! I think I’ll only be able to get away with this for a year though – there’s a limit to how many pictures people are happy to receive!

The Final piece

I made an illustration of Brighton for an upcoming birthday in the family, here you can see my starting point and the end result. I should mention this actual scene never existed, it is purely fictional. I found a photo of the band stand in Brighton and started to draw adding bits each time I came back to it and this is the final result.

The original illustration.

I started my home made presents at Christmas 2010 – you may remember the scrabble tile picture I made for my sister. Here’s another picture I made for my friend Rachel, an avid traveller who is never in the UK for more than 6 months at a time, I made the map hearts from all the places she’s been and loved in the last few years. Personally this is my favourite picture so far.

And so there you have it, my home made pictures, until I run out of ideas and then I’m onto the homemade sock puppets.

home made map picture

Rachel's Christmas Present - a map for each of her most loved places.

July 13, 2011

A very special delivery.

Today at 18.10, I became the very proud owner of my very own beautiful business cards. From the moment I held the small business cards in the palm of my hand, I fell in love. The beautiful colours and ¬†brilliantly designed logo – I was in heaven. So I got creative and had a little photo shoot with them this evening – I love them so flippin’ much I couldn’t decide what photos to include and what no to – so here’s a load for you to feast on…….

I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive, huge, gigantic, thank you to my fantastic friend and designer, Lou Andrews. Who has made these beautiful cards possible. Thank you Lou ūüôā

(cards made by

Wedding Photography by Clare

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July 6, 2011

Just a quiet night in with Woody…

Soooo it’s Wednesday evening, I got bored and somehow this happened….

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