Hallo beloveds! Guess what? Today is my one year anniversary of moving to the United States. It’s been a funny old year. I think it’s been a funny old year for a lot of people, and not really an easy one. I get like this in winter, nostalgic and (even more) introspective, as anniversaries start cropping… Read More Lessons from my first year as an immigrant in Texas
As a Christmas gift for a travel partner of mine I made a series of postcards featuring places we’ve been together this year. I thought I’d share a little section of them with everyone! Whenever we’re in New York City we make a point of going all the way to the upper west side… Read More 2015 in Postcards
Ciao ciao, from another new part of the planet, my little custard creams. A little less exotic than Texas, but no less magical, I’m now in South Staffordshire. It’s quiet & quaint, & my uncle’s house reminds me of being small & surrounded by my irrepressibly eccentric family. Anyway, my week’s work since arriving; this… Read More IF- Path
Or ‘Sgurr a Mhadaidh Ruadh’ to give it it’s Gaelic name! I’ve been working on this book cover for a few weeks, having craved something narrative to sink my teeth into for a while. Scottish publisher Floris books set this brief for their illustration contest, but being half Scottish & ginger aren’t really enough… Read More The Hill of the Red Fox cover design
Happy new year my lovelies! Tonight I am writing you from Charlotte airport in North Carolina, waiting for my connecting flight while eating a packet of saltine crackers, sitting in a rocking chair & watching a man push trolley full of Christmas wreaths through the concourse. I thought I would like to give your eyes… Read More Greet This Year With Love!
Here I am, back in the north-eastern United States, gearing up (or down) for another Christmas. I spent last week in New York, re-learning the amount of openness that couchsurfing invariably demands & inevitably rewards. This time around was no different, & amongst other activities & experiences my host introduced me to the ‘draw-a-thon’. This… Read More Odd, confusing, sexy life drawing.