Space cats

Here’s what I’ve been working on today – gel, indian ink and alcohol pens on purple card.

Star flower

OK I am maybe getting a bit obsessed with the paisley now and should stop and read a book or something. You have to admit it’s pretty though. I like a that it’s so organic, and although there are recurring shapes you see in commercial patterns it’s really creative and not at all restrictive – except you have to be neat or it doesn’t work at all..

paisley starflower wallpaper

There was a book called “The Owl Service” by Alan Garner, which I read when I was young and it haunted me. A girl on her own in the attic of a dark house, compulsively tracing the owl patterns on an old plate, waiting for something terrible to happen..

Little lion

little lion background
little lion




I’ve always had a soft spot for goats. There were miniature pygmy goats when we went on holiday. I wanted to take one home.

This is just indian ink and diluted quink black ink. You can see the browns and purples coming out of the black.. we did a chromatography experiment like this when I was in primary school.

Last lot of little pictures

I’ve just scanned in the most recent page of little pictures.. hope you like them!

That might be me all painted out for a couple of weeks now 🙂



Startled Chicken


Startled Chicken

Perhaps not my finest moment!
Chicken – Quink inks, with brish and dip pen




Rather less accomplished – puddleduck, inks on cheap watercolour paper. Spot the gold ink!