Website updates and Recent Design work

Re-designing and updating websites (or portfolios) is a bit like moving the furniture around, or throwing things in a suitcase and going for a drive in search of a new view ...…

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Tarot and Playing cards – Artwork update

After delving into pen and ink drawings it's time for a digital painting update ... In this Tarot themed post you'll find a preview of the latest additions to my upcoming playing cards ...…

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The Ocean and a Tall Ship for Inspiration

On the weekend I spent the day with the family on board a tall ship; it was a wonderful experience given to us by lovely parents :) The James Craig is the…

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Sketching with ArtGraf – Watercolour Graphite

It is always exciting to discover a new drawing material ... A few weeks ago I was on a mission to redeem my loyalty points at Eckersley's, when this stylish looking ArtGraf tin…

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Colourful Holiday Season and Crocheting

This time of the year is like a kaleidoscope of bright colours! Outdoors we have the sun, blue skies and a zillion shades of green splashed across the scenery; on trees, grass,…

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Magazine Design Mock-ups

What is a Mock-up? If you haven't stumbled on the word mock-up before, this post may shed some light on both meaning and use. There's a little background, a few examples, and even some trivia…

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The Divided Brain

In this post I want to share a video about the divided brain, in which Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist takes us on a fabulously well explained journey... I watched it a…

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Pssst… 15% discount on Tarot decks

This month I'm offering a discount on Nine Lives Tarot decks, to celebrate the 1 year anniversary since publishing the deck in November last year. It has been a busy…

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Artistic Journey: DeviantArt Contest

What does your artistic journey look like? Do you have a straight path, a meandering track full of detours, or a journey with many stops and starts? An artistic life…

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Web-design update: Swim club and Gardens

In this post I thought I'd show two of the latest websites I've been working on. Earth vs Water - Gardening vs Swimming... both different, but in some ways similar - as in…

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The Joys of Ink Drawing

In my last post I talked about the recent blog move... It has been been so much fun to tweak and redress this fresh new space, to the point where I almost…

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Moving Blog to a new Home

The Creative Pencil has found a new home After spending four years on the 'Blogger' platform, I decided it was time to bite the bullet (so to speak) - I…

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Design Update: Logo, Book cover & Branding

This post is a design update, showing the latest projects I've been working on. It has been quite a busy and exciting time, especially as these projects have all been…

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