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Our Nursery Gallery Wall



Ok so I thought I’d give you a snippet look into our nursery, which is nearly finished, just a few touches need doing, and my office side needs reorganising, but overall I feel pretty ready for this baby…if it ever comes..

So I didn’t exactly have a big budget for this gallery wall, but I had an idea of what I wanted. Not being able to paint the nursery was a bit of a bummer, so we made do with rent fixes like copper polka dot decals, and colourful frames to add a little something to the nursery.

I spent many hours sourcing frames off of free cycle and rummaging around charity shops and ended up spending around £10 altogether on the 12 frames I used. One day if I have tons of money I will probably pay to have them all professionally framed, but because I wanted to spend more money on the actual artwork, getting the frames cheaper meant I could spend a little extra on the contents.

Ok so here are a few of the frames I sourced.



So they needed a bit of a clean up, but it was super easy to do and then I just spruced them up with paint and spray paint..really simple. Really effective. Really budget friendly.



Ok so here are a few close ups and I’ll list where I got the artworks from too.I used some Etsy vouchers I had for most of the artworks, but there are so many places to get free  printables, see my post here, and even creating some of your own pieces or asking family members to create something, can add a really lovely personal touch.

Ok so from L-R.  1.Linocut goat, Etsy. 2.Gondoliere Print, Etsy.  3.Dinosaur was part of four postcards, Etsy.   4.Bonjour cat and dog print, Etsy.  5.Owl postcard, Etsy.

You can see some more Etsy artworks for a nursery here and here.



Etsy prints L-R. 1.Deer print, Etsy.  2.Hello Print, Etsy.  3. leopard drawing, my dad did this when he was younger. 4. Hippo Print, Etsy.  5.Sea Life postcard I got free with one of my purchases. 6. Click Click camera Postcard, Etsy.  7. lemon horse Postcard, Etsy.

So there you have it, my gallery wall on a budget. I do note that there’s quite a lot of blues and greens. Honestly, I happened to have those colours in spray paint, and it’s much easier to spray paint the frames, rather then hand paint them and being I was on a budget, buying more spray paint in a variety of colours not seen as gender specific would have cost quite a bit. I went for a mix of neutral prints, and it was a lot of fun curating them together! When the baby is here, I will probably add some more and if it takes another 2 weeks for this baby to make an appearance I will probably end up grabbing my paints and doing some little doodles for the room myself to try and keep me sane!


Hope everyone had a good weekend…oh joy for Mondays!!


Illustrations I am loving

Trying to get some inspiration as I’d love to get back into drawing and painting, especially as my lovely friend Letty got me some new paints for my baby shower. Plus I am always on the lookout for new artworks to drool over.



I think recently I have been really drawn to pastel colours, I think it’s my wanting to decorate my house full of colour that’s coming through. I’d love this as a piece on my wall, It’s all the tiny details I love, the laces in it weird I love those laces..



Look at all those delicate lines and details, I think if I had the money my house would look like a circus with all the different artworks i’d buy. I’ve curated many things, so maybe i’d find a way to make it work..but it would probably look like a circus.



Similar with the eye print, I love drawings of lips. What can I say, I think quite a few pins and artworks of lips have made their way onto the blog the last year and a half.



Can’t go wrong with botanicals, especially palm trees. I get so jealous every time I see a blogger instagram a gorgeous sunset or sunrise with a coloured sky framing the palm trees…right now I look outside and it’s rather grey..



It’s a little soppy, yet completely lovely no?



This is one of my favourite pieces of the post. The colour contrast, the silhouette , it works.



Can’t go wrong with a pair of shoes. ever. I’d like a series of these, all different shoes in different colours..

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Craft show prep, with a cheeky little illustration.

So I am super busy sorting and creating and such for this craft show coming up on Sunday. Playing around with a few drawings and stuff…thought I’d share one with you!





I took from inspiration from an illustration on Etsy I love and brought. Here it is. I am thinking of turning it into a valentines day card..maybe…its a working progress. My list of things to do is endless. It’s funny no matter how prepared you try to be theres always something you forget to do..

I’ll show you my pre-craft show process tomorrow! Plus I will show you how messy my living room is too!



So me being behind in my drawings worked out to the best in the end as today it’s my gorgeous twin nieces second birthday. Look how that worked out.. So I attempted to draw them…now according to Richard apparently I can’t draw ages.. which might be true as the twins look like 10 in this drawing. Plus they have no hands…they do actually have hands I just can’t draw hands, so there are polka dots to try and deter away from the no hand situation.. (have said hands too many times now). Which in turn made the picture very busy..


So yeah a total success….remember this doesn’t do them any justice, it’s like a cartoon version of them.. But here is a big happy birthday for Amelia and Eliza, from Aunty Sophie and Uncle Richard.

Note. Richard did not help draw the image…



 I like the writing… poor chums, they are so much cuter in real life I promise you!  ted and rabbit who made an appearance , I think are dead on. Also Eliza doesn’t wear hoop earrings, that’s just an awkward place polka dot.

Anyway we are going back this weekend to celebrate with them, so wait for our DIY post coming up on Saturday for what we did for their presents!!

Happy Thursday all


As I mentioned before, I went back to my home town with Richard to see some family, and this weeks drawing ties in really well with the weekend I had.

So I only sketched my immediate family, as had I included partners and babies, it would have been one in depth drawing, maybe I will draw the whole family another day. And as me and Richard both do this blog I thought I would do another drawing of his family too.

So I didn’t do my usual Photoshop thing. I sketched out the portraits in pencil then re-outlined them in pen. That was it. Then I scanned them in. I didn’t want to add colour as I really like how crisp they look just being done in pen.

My family portrait.

My family portrait.

Ok so from L-R We have Ben, Simon, Me, Abby, my Mum (Ali) and My Dad (Nick). I think Abby looks the most realistic, the head tilt thing she does when she is taking selfies and her little pea head too. It’s like I’m looking at a photograph…



The Sanders Family Portrait.

The Sanders Family Portrait.

The Sanders. L-R William, Peter, Richard, Beth, Pat (Richards Mum) and Bob (Richards Dad). Peter looks the most realistic here, which is always the way for some reason. When we made ginger bread men (personalised versions that is), Peter’s one looked spot on.


Anyway I hope you enjoyed my family portraits. This is technically last weeks, so I will be doing another drawing this week. This weeks theme is Twins…Hmm wonder what I could do for that one.


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So here’s last weeks drawing which is slightly late, but I hope it’s  worth the wait. It was a bird theme last week. I did a flamingo, surprised? But I made her slightly flashy, why be normal hey.  I have been really enjoying doing all these little projects over the weeks, think I found a basic drawing style which I kind of go to now and do. But enough baffle…ta da..





She’s quite pretty no? I’ve done a male equivalent, but that will be for another day.

I hope everyone enjoyed their bank holiday weekend! I did a ten mile bike ride, so I am now crippled but hey, thats the pain of looking cute while cycling an old, very old, rusty, heavy squeaky vintage bike.


Enjoy the day all x


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Ok, so this is late yes, but it took me ages, and then it all went wrong. So it’s a bit messed up so it’s abstract…. It’s not exact, so random tubes maybe somewhere they are not meant to be. So if your studying Biology or medicine, I’m sorry, but you can’t use this as an exact replica of a human heart…

Next week it’s draw a place… Now calm down. Hold your excitement…. But do join in and leave a link!



P.S Hope you all had a good weekend. Tomorrow I will tell you all about mine.





I had no problem deciding what book I was going to draw, I just wasn’t sure if I was going to do a copy of an edition or make my own up. So I kind of did both. The book I chose has had it’s cover re-done countless times. It is  an ultimate classic.

I read the book nearly every Christmas, and when I lived at home I used to watch it with my Mum every couple of months.The book I chose to do was Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It is completely and utterly my go to book and I never get tired of it. Here’s my picture.



It’s pretty basic, but then my copy of the book is simple. It’s pocket sized, and it’s a beautiful royal blue with Pride and Prejudice embossed in gold. It’s my mum’s copy which I never really gave back. But I treasure it.

I have seen quite a few versions, with silhouettes and intricate patterns going off onto the side. So I thought I would give it a go. I did a couple of silhouette ‘s using (of course) Colin Firth as Darcy and Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet. They came out a lot better then I thought they would. The hardest part I found was finding good side profile pictures. I did a few different fonts, to show their indifference in the book. That’s also the reason why they are facing away from each other. Here I am giving you my artistic reasoning on a quick illustration. Sorry habit of an art degree student.

While I am on the subject of the  lovely Pride and Prejudice,I’ve wanted to join a book club for a while now and came across  A Beautiful Mess’s book club. The next book, which I just brought is called Longbourn By Jo Baker. I am so excited for this book to be delivered. It revolves around the lives of the servants of the Bennet House. So who knows what it may be like and I am looking forward to the discussion on their blog.

Back to drawing, pretty amazed I am still managing to keep up with this but for those who might be interested, or want to join, next week’s drawing theme is body parts. If you join in leave a link, would love to see your stuff. And as always, check out Paper Mama’s blog where I got the challenge from.

Enjoy your weekend

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Ok so I really had no idea what to do for this one, then I browsed the web, and came across some initial cards. So I just created one for myself. I only did S. I may work up to doing some more who knows.


Here you are, here’s my drawing.




Next time, or this week to be exact as I was a little late, it’s draw your favourite book cover. Leave a comment with a link to your blog if your doing it too, would love to see you work!!

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During my 3rd year at uni, we had some guest lecturers look at our portfolios and ask us the big question. Whats your Five year plan.

This was pretty much 2 years ago. My plan was this. To be a creative person, an artist, possibly a curator. To which she replied. No one makes a living being a full-time artist. Unless your Damien Hirst. But the curator option can sometimes be done. What she didn’t tell me is that getting into the art world involves a lot of free work. And I mean a lot.

So two years later what am I doing? I work part-time ( I use that word loosely, as the bar I work at goes from crazy hours to none in a matter of a second). I intern at a gallery in London. I volunteer and I do Wooden Flamingo. I get my work published every now and then and I also do some photography for Richards company. I don’t get paid. But I get free trips sometimes. Curation is crazy difficult to get internships for let alone actual jobs. I shy away a little from digital photography, having my trusty Mamiya to do my fine art pieces on. Which leaves me somewhat challenged when looking into advertisement and industry work related positions, so I have slimmed the role a little.

In the last two years, I have decided that I love film photography. I love making and designing things. I love flowers, I love decor and interiors and in the last 4 months, blogging. Did I pick the wrong degree? Should I have done a design related degree? Maybe. But I don’t regret doing Photography…to an extent.  It spurred my passion for film photography and hand printing. I met lots of amazing people, had crazy times and went to Canada for a semester. Doing a degree is good on a personal level not just educational. But when talking to my friend Letty at the weekend, who did the same course as me, and is also working random jobs and doing free work, She said, Are degrees even useful anymore?

It got me thinking. Regarding degrees, how many people do you know are in a job that’s relative to their chosen subject, (minus teachers/doctors and such)?

I’d like to think that I am a creative. My job role isn’t a photographer, even though I have a photography degree.. If anything I’m a job Gypsy. I am terrified of getting a 9-5, non-art sector job, because I’m worried that that’s just me giving up. Me not using my degree.  What if I’m in a job that I have no passion about? Or if I don’t have time for Wooden Flamingo, plus I wouldn’t be able to go away with Richard at a drop of a hat. Many reasons. Do I even want to be part of this career path that has rejected  me a billion times over? I have no idea. What so ever. Do I go back at take some courses in florist and design? hmm maybe.

I apologise for the massive rant and slight melt down. I think I will just keep plodding on for now… Leave your comments if you feel just as frustrated as I do. Or if you conquered the graduate job pool. Advice and tips are always welcome. Also if you would like to just choose my path, go right ahead.

To add to my apology I give you a free download of a confused flamingo which is from our colouring book (coming soon). It fits the post. Enjoy

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