Category archives: Illustration

  • Printing Perfect Postcards - Part II

  • And so they've arrived!  My lovely postcards are here.  I ordered from two different companies an hour apart - and they arrived an hour apart.  Freaky?I ordered some art prints from moo.com, the firm 'ol favourite in the artisan world, and I ordered a larger batch of "Jam Jar Posy" [...]
  • One Man and His Bees

  • My Dad is an inspiring man. Having no degree, and few qualifications, he has worked hard at things he is good at, and really has done well. I don't mean in monetary terms necessarily, but in that he consistently does a good job, and has made good decisions with good timing.He also has a habit of [...]
  • Printing Perfect Postcards

  • This week, I've been preparing some postcard designs which I'm getting printed at various companies, to check them out for future reference. Here are 3 old designs of mine which have been revamped for perfect postcards.Getting the postcard proofs ready was surprisingly nervewracking. I always t[...]
  • Delivery By Duck

  • This week has been a tricky one.  For some reason I've heard story after story of tragedy and heartache - of people unwell and dying at a young age.  Stories of such sadness.  It's made the week feel heavy and low and I've felt I've shared in some of the sadness of these affected fam[...]
  • This Week's Wish List

  • The Sun has come out today, so I thought I would share with you a current project/wish list for our garden. We've only a wee little garden, so finding space is tricky, particularly when there are two strong dogs that love to prance around, knock over your pots and trample on all your flowers. I sa[...]
  • My Love Affair with Echinacea

  • Today I've been working on the first of a series of illustrations of fields of medicinal flowers. It doesn't sound very attractive, but it will be... I've always been a bit of a sucker for photos of fields of flowers, and have decided to start illustrating them in a simple style to form a serie[...]
  • I've Found My Groove

  • The past few days, after taking the self employment plunge I've been trying to sort out legal business issues and trying to pinpoint what I want Floral Footsteps to be, writing my business plan and scribbling designs and thoughts from my head onto paper.I've found my groove.Designing and undertakin[...]
  • Introducing Local Hero: Seymour Jacklin

  • 6 things to note about Seymour Jacklin:He has an ever changing beard and moustache.  Every time I see him it's completely different.He's a vegan.  Ask him about it and he'll tell you exactly why.He's a risk taker.  He left his secure job as an psychiatric nurse last year to be self em[...]
  • Illustration: Our Favourite Places

  • It was Phil's birthday on Sunday. I painted him a driftwood signpost illustration, with a simple beach scene behind it. It had some of our favourite places on the signpost.The Scottish Borders, The Lakes, Tynemouth, Hamsterley and Holywell BayIt hangs in our bathroom, reminding us [...]
  • I Illustrate with Pen and Watercolour

  • I'm aware that the word 'illustrator' has different meanings. For many, 'illustrator' is Adobe software, a tool that helps you draw wonderful shapes and designs on computers. For me, an 'illustrator' is someone who visually brings an idea to life, a person who has a certain style when drawing. I[...]
  • My New Years Resolutions for Floral Footsteps

  • 10 Resolutions for 2011 1) Own www.floralfootsteps.com.   (a 2010 Christmas present!)2) Set up www.floralfootsteps.com.3) Blog more often.4) Set up some local grower relationships in Durham City.  (If you're reading and interested - contact me!)5) Find a studio space and mov[...]