Thursday, 24 November 2011

Anti Graphic

I had a great time at Mid Century Modern on Sunday. One of the nice things about this show is that I often meet people whose work I love and get to have a little chat with them. It was a pleasure to exchange a few words with Patrick Edgeley, and I was very taken with his 'Retro Kitchen' print. I'm thinking of dropping some very unsubtle birthday hints (are you reading this dear?)
Check out more of Patrick's work here:

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

My Kitchen

So, we finally bit the bullet and ordered a new kitchen. The old green cabinets had to go. The last few weeks have seen a spectrum of dust, chaos and mess, but it seems that little by little we are getting there.
This picture was taken a couple of weeks back. No sink, plumbing and electrics being re- routed.
And these last two show the new floor. We have a cooker now as well, it's so nice to have home cooked food again- take-away stops being a treat after day 3! Fingers crossed the rest will turn up before Santa does.

Monday, 17 October 2011


 New this week is another hand printed Christmas card design. This little red robin is available from 'Not on The High Street' at £6.50 for a pack of five.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011


A new print ready for the Palace Art Fair. This one is called 'Longshanks', no prizes for guessing who the model is!
The image size is 21x21cm, and these will be available for £65 each unframed. They aren't on the website yet, email me if you would like to order one.

Here it is in the turquoise colourway, this one is called 'Stanley'

The Palace Art Fair

 Jennie Ing and me will be sharing stand 72 at the Palace Art Fair, Fri 7-Sun 9th October. I have some free tickets for Friday, if you would like one- send your postal address to me at . I also have  some 2 for 1 tickets for the whole three days.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Pumpkin Print

The allotment is at it's very best at this time of year. I've made this little print to celebrate it!

Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Hartley the hare. Trotting along without a care in the world. This edition of 65 is now available from Not on the High Street, for £35 including a frame. Click here to purchase

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Around the House

Last week I had a visit from the delightful Frances Massey. She came over to do a bit of printing with me, and what a fun day we had! While she was here, Fran took lots of photos of the studio and around the house. It made me look at the place in a whole new light, and I was so chuffed with her pictures I thought I'd post them here.
These are Fran's pictures of the studio, taken during our printing session.
And a few others of the kitchen....

You can read Frans' blog, 'Petals and Berries' here

Silver Robins Christmas Cards Just Released.

New on 'Not on The High Street' today are my hand made 'Silver Robins' Christmas cards. A set of five screen printed cards is available for £6.50 with free delivery. The print is in silver ink, which I've used for the first time, but am really pleased with the results.
Follow this link to buy on line.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Owl Barn Blog

Many thanks to Jill who mentioned that 'Noisy Neighbours' was featured on the  My Owl Barn blog recently. Click here to have a look!

Is It That Time Already?

Oh, I know. It's too early for Christmas stuff. But, that's what I've been doing over the last couple of weeks, getting new things ready for the shows I'm doing this Autumn.
I love lists, and ESPECIALLY love crossing things off lists. So satisfying!
Anyway, here's my new hand printed 'Christmas Lists' notebook, freshly uploaded onto Not on the High St, where you can buy one here.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Road trip

Over a year ago, I received this map of North Norfolk, produced by St. Jude's Gallery, in the post. Ever since I laid eyes on it, I wanted to do the trip. Well, next week we are heading off for a few days. Hurray!
The map is beautifully illustrated by Mark Hearld. I can't wait to see what else St. Jude's has on offer!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Git Offa my Porch.

Foxy has nicked off with one of my drawings for his ace single 'Flowers'. It's a cover of the Galaxie 500 classic, which I have loved for a very long time!
He will be playing it this weekend at his very first festival, Indie Tracks. OOoo I can't wait!. We are giving away the single for free to anyone who comes along to his set, and I'll be stocking the merch stall with a few of my goodies. Oh, and we have a new tent to kip in! It has a porch, which I intend to sit out in, strumming a banjo and possibly drinking a beer or two. Roll on the weekend!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

'Branch Out' now available from Easy Art

This is one of the first screenprints that I made, and still one of my favourites. It's currently being reproduced by Easy Art  for £23.95 including delivery.
 They also have a range of some other my other images, all reproduced from the original screenprints.

This one is called 'Bramble Bush' and is available for £9.90 inc. delivery. Follow this link to see the rest of my folio with Easy Art

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Car Boot Fun.

I went off to the Studley car boot sale with my friend Sara on Sunday morning. We both came home laden with treasures (and slight sunstroke!)
Here's what I found:
This chap made me chuckle so much that I couldn't walk away without him. He has the most sinister and perturbed face!
And he's a teapot! Incredible!
I also found this nice teatowel with a rather good mushroom design:
and a  twee picture of a dog and cat:
Stuff I never knew I needed!

New Print

Here's the working sketch for a new print I've been working on over the last few weeks. I'm working out the colourways and making the screens for the background colours today. It's the biggest print I've done for a while, and is based on the the little 'Lovebirds' painting I did earlier this year.
 This image is my ink drawing onto film, ready to be exposed onto the screen.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Unit 12 Charity Auction

Unit 12 in Stafford are running a charity art auction on July 16th, in support of the Compton Hospice.  There's lots of beautiful art to bid on for a very worthy cause. Work will be available to view from July 9th, and if you can't make it to the auction, you can place a sealed bid on any pieces that take you fancy by visiting the facebook event page here

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Painted Trees

These are the little wooden bowls and boards that I painted for the 'Magic' show in Solihull. The show has finished now, so I'm considering adding to this group, and including them in some of the forthcoming shows. A few of them will be available at Moseley Arts Market this Saturday (25th) Prices start at £25 for the smaller pieces.

Gardener's World

Last week I trolleyed along to my most local of the big garden shows- 'Gardener's World Live'. I've been every year for quite a long while, and I always come back a good few quid lighter.
The RHS marquee is always great. Lots of nurseries making a spectacular effort to show their plants to their very, very best. I was really impressed with the Pennards plant display, laid out like a traditional veg patch, with recipe suggestions for each variety. I also liked this tin can idea on one of the outdoor showgardens:
 I bought two new Pelargoniums from Fibrex Nursery (a firm favourite, I have a soft spot for species and scented leaf pels). Also Cephalaria Gigantea, (a huge lanky scabious type flower), Mathiasella 'Green Dream', and a lovely, twisty veronicastrum (I walked past Linda Barker, she said my veronicastrum was nice!).

The new plants got me thinking about the garden layout. I haven't really got to grips with this garden yet, despite being in this 'new' house for a good 18 months now. Stan has been leaping around and generally dashing about in the area that was to be my 'long border', so my ideas are changing rapidly.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Payback Time!

It's around this time of year that the allotment starts to yield some proper crops at last. The strawberries have started to fruit, and there really is nothing more Summery than eating a freshly picked strawb on a sunny morning. This week we have also harvested a few elderflowers, and made cordial and started some champagne. The cordial makes a delicious addition to the strawberries, sweet and fragrant.
I cut myself a bouquet from the allotment border- the Nigella and Knautia look lovely, and I adore the parsnip flowers which I allow to go to seed for next years crop. Parsnip flowers make me sneeze like crazy, but the almost coconut scent is worth it!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Swedish Charity Shop Adventure!

 A couple of weeks ago I made a little trip over to Varberg in Sweden, to visit my old pal Emma.It was great to catch up again, and meet Freja, the newest addition to the family. We spent the week making a new veg patch, and touring some of Emma's favourite second hand shops.
Here's some pictures of the lovely embroidered cushion I found, some old soda bottles with beautiful vintage labels and a vintage tea towell. Treasure!


Saturday, 21 May 2011

Mine's a Half.

Happy Saturday everyone!
Here's a link to The Half Pint Press blog. They make beautiful letterpress prints and did some work on the beermat project I did with Mr. Fox.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Cards for Gardeners.

Two new hand printed cards. I've just finished these in time for the Malvern Spring Garden Show, which starts tomorrow. They'll be available on 'Not on The High St' in the next week or so.