Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Christmas credit crunch cracker

Hohohoho! Well, its about that time of the year, and a special credit crunch year. Let us hope that we don't all get crunched. Wishing everyone who visits the 'ol blog a Happy Christmas.
Oh, and fingers crossed for a prosperous new year.....!

Friday, 12 December 2008


Ram- bunctious! Geddit! This is a job which would have been fun to do except the pay, it would have left me homeless and my poor wee children eating gruel for the foreseeable future! So I declined, and the children still are able to have an extra dish of sweet nourishing gruel every other Thursday! (Still have home though!)
[Note to myself-must find out exactly what gruel is one day...]

Friday, 5 December 2008


In the days of yore, there existed an olde worlde technique, called 'painting' It required a brush, or several, water, paint and some dexterity with mixing and application. Astonishingly there was no command z. Here is one such example, found in a cave, somewhere in olde englande..
There are certain similarities in the appearance of the the two young ladies and perhaps the non-existance of the command z explains this strange occurence, although the relationship between them and the candy floss is, altogether more difficult to comprehend, and cannot altogether be explained by the lack of the aforementioned command.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Friday, 31 October 2008


Well its all been pretty quiet on the blog front, not enough time! Ain't that always the way? Anyway, instead of doing what I should have been doing I did this....

Friday, 26 September 2008


I saw it. Its all true I tell you!

Monday, 22 September 2008


Bit experimental this, went through about a hundred versions before the idea sorted itself out. Quite pleased with it though, whaddya reckon?

Friday, 12 September 2008


And here is one I did earlier....

Monday, 8 September 2008

Monday, 1 September 2008

Memories eh? Whenever I hear the phrase "that's something that i'll never forget," it rings as hollow as a bell. This is for the woman who used to be my Mum, and still occasionally is.

Monday, 18 August 2008


I had several other ideas which I was going to do for this, but somehow this one sneaked out. Which i'm kinda glad about!

Friday, 8 August 2008


'Har, har har, me hearty, tis not a night for setting sail. There be a foul taste of GEL in the 'air tonight. St Elmo's fire as well I wouldn't be suprised. Har. Ha har. ha.

Monday, 4 August 2008


Well, somehow, and i'm not quite sure how, I managed to resist the obvious charms of the word and mid stream this drawing popped out. I'm never quite sure how this happens, but I tend to go with it and trust my arm knows what it is doing, while I go and make a cup of tea. Or coffee. Just so long as the arm does its stuff and is finished by the time I get back. Thus is an artwork made. Another amazing but true story!

Friday, 11 July 2008


Quick quick! The kids are asleep do it faster faster think think think!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008


I just had to do this one. Baby Theo drinking orange juice and making the best faces! He loves it and comes back for more though!

Monday, 7 July 2008


Well, heres my late night Sunday effort. Partly art directed by my daughter aged 2&1/2 who told me to put the bloke at the back in twice. We've just been finger painting which was great. We did a pretty good duck and then she covered it with black paint, and when I complained, she looked at me in astonishment and told me it had gone to sleep. Foolish daddy! Anyway, I digress....

Monday, 30 June 2008


This is really a preview of a time, not long from now when the winds blow hard and much rain, sun, cold and who knows what else come to visit us in the form of global warming. Still, i'm sure that our leaders, aware of the situation will come to their senses and rescue the planet. (What does a hollow laugh sound like????)

Monday, 23 June 2008


I don't know what I'm doing. I haven't got time to do this and yet I wanted to, and I guess that's good enough!

Friday, 13 June 2008


This is an idea I had ages ago that is unpublished as yet. Shame on them!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Paxman... Pucman

Here is an example of a fiendishly difficult illustration. It's my own fault. The article was about computer games and tv talent and there was a bit about Jeremy Paxman. My brain went into overdrive and thought Paxman-pucman! Great idea! However.... Mr Paxman has a long thin face and Pucman is a bright yellow circle with a chunk missing for a mouth. Hence the sweat and tears poured into this illustration!

Friday, 6 June 2008


Gone but not ....This is a pictue I did whilst whistling feed the birds, tuppence a go tuppence, tuppence. I have no idea why. I must have forgotten.....

Tuesday, 3 June 2008


I love seeing the yoof of today with their pants down, it reminds me that we were all young once. Actually it reminds me of my flourescent pink and black tiger-striped skin-tight punk troosers. Ahh sweet memories. Blue and red hair. Mmmmm.... Hair. Mmm.... sweet memories...

Friday, 30 May 2008


Here's my next illustration for Illustration Friday. Done on a Friday. The theme is 'Baby"

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Illustration Friday

Here's my go for illustration friday. The theme is 'worry'

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

new postcard!

Just got my new postcard promo through. Never know what to put on them, but pretty good, a bit shinier than I had thought but I like it. If anyone wants one, just get in touch and I'll send one out!

Friday, 23 May 2008

chocolate elf!

Here's a great project that has got stuck in limbo-land while Aryhnn is doing her masters degree. It's a piano-teaching-book involving lots of chocolate themes. It's been tried out on lots of children and loved, but publishers seem stuck in the past. It's by Aryhnn Dercy, I think its great. Try it out!

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Rua do Ceuta

I Just thought every blog should have a bit of poetry and what better than a Brasilian poem?

Rua do ceuta, 88
velhinha louca
pela rua
sua sombrinha
seu avental de cozinha
gritando palavras incompreensíveis
como receitas de bolo

By Angelica Satiro:
you can see more here:
This is my illustration for it.

Big Day Out

Here's a picture that I did for East Grinstead's big day out. I wasn't there personally but it looks like lots of fun. And it was sunny!

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Row row row...

Here's the cover for the 'Row row row your boat, gently to the shore' book which I have sent out looking for a publisher. My daughter thinks its good anyway!

first blogtest!

Well, don't know if this is a good thing or just a waste of time. Who knows what is a waste of time?

There it is then. Blog1: The test..