Thursday, 19 May 2022

viverano toys

I designed some fab toys last year with the lovely people at Viverano.
They're organic and BIG...30cm tall! Like a new best friend. Go buy them all, you know you need them in your life!




Friday, 13 May 2022

nature watch

 
Spotted this week. 
On walks and in our garden.









 

Saturday, 7 May 2022

more illustrator copies...

A few shots from a different series from Really Decent Books...
Apologies for the crappy dark photos....I'm excited by illustration...photography not so much!










april catchup

More stuff I drew in April...






illustrator copies

I received loads of illustrator copies of my books this week.
These ones are MASSIVE....from Really Decent Books...










Monday, 25 April 2022

more stuff I drew...

Joined in with the first two prompts for #ourplanetweek.. and a couple of other bits that I stuck on my insta....






Friday, 1 April 2022

march 22

This was March ...

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

lil catchup

Remember when I used to write my blog as if it was a diary? Regularly? With all my news. And weather updates?
Yeah. I don't do that anymore. 
I mean to.
I just don't get round to it.
And then it's like that friend you haven't spoken to for ages. You know that if you call them it'll take all night to catch up. And you haven't got all night. So they're actually not really a friend anymore.
Soz blog.
I'll try harder.
Promise.
Maybe.

This is what I've been up to. Make up your own words.







Friday, 18 March 2022

spring dog trick

Dog: Sees sun shining outside. Taps on door to go out. 
Dawn: Lets dog out, returns to desk. 
Dog: Goes out, realises it’s freezing, taps on door to come back in.
TEN MINUTES LATER
Dog: Sees sun shining outside. Taps on door to go out. 
Dawn: Lets dog out, returns to desk. 
Dog: Goes out, realises it’s freezing, taps on door to come back in.

EVERY DAY IN SPRING.
For the last 11 years.

In other news we have lived in this house for 19 years this week. NINETEEN YEARS!!




Tuesday, 15 March 2022

messing about

The biggest problem in my illustration world right now is that I bloody love Adobe Illustrator but it's crap when you fancy a bit of texture.
I know everyone raves about procreate, but honestly, it does my head in! I'm not one to design what I want then spend hours drawing it. Exactly the same as the sketch. I find that really boring. I'm more of a MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong sort of girl. And Procreate is useless when it comes to moving stuff about and changing colours and tweaking shapes.
So I'm trying to find a solution.
This is me drawing all the body parts in Procreate then zapping them over to Illustrator via Photoshop and playing around with them from there.
Surely there must be a better way?







stuff I posted on the gram...

 International Women's Day last week...


And My lovely niece leaving us to move to Hong Kong to teach people to ride horsies...