Monday, 13 October 2014

Thursday, 9 October 2014



wraparound design: 




Did you know beetles account for 25% of all lifeforms on earth? And they have been on the planet  for nearly 300 million years? And there are around 350,000 known species of beetle?

Those are the three same facts that come up on every website about beetles. Little else appears to be known about them. What keeps them awake at night, which of their family members is their favourite, what slender tomes rest upon their tiny bookshelves, and exactly what prompted them to choose a herbivorous lifestyle...the psychology of our little exoskeletal friends forever remains a mystery to us. Only Kafka came close to understanding their tiny beetle minds, yet he too couldn't resist stamping on poor Gregor Samsa. 

Ahem.

I've just added some new designs to my Society6 shop - (and if you click to use this promo code specifically designed for people who like beetles (http://bit.ly/1vQzkSA) you get free worldwide shipping until Sunday 12th October, wuhu!)


Monday, 29 September 2014

I've been getting some lovely comments on my Society6 bags while out and about recently - from cloakroom attendants in the National Gallery to friendly ladies on station platforms. This one features a mythical Peryton, a creature described in Jorge Luis Borges' Book of Imaginary Beings.



You can buy my Peryton bag here: http://bit.ly/1uEd51q

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Sketchbook pages


After Henri Fantin-Latour's Portrait of Sonia (1890)



ducks and pigeons in Victoria Park, Stafford



my brother, Lewis



Left: drawing made in British Museum         Right: drawing made in National Gallery



Pigeons, ducks, gulls and geese in St James's Park