With a month to go before those romantic wishes squeeze through letter boxes, or are furtively abandoned on desks, we are pleased to offer a range of cards to keep love on the boil. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order. Cards are 5" x 5" and are £3.25 each, plus 75p post/packing.
Another date for your diary! Thursday 3 January 2019 - 16:00 GMT (4pm) My second set of quirky rubber stamps will be revealed on the Hochanda TV Craft Channel. Lesley, from Chocolate Baroque (manufacturers of quality rubber stamps!) will introduce the new range, and include some of her super demonstrations. Sorry, there are no sneak… Continue reading New stamp set release!
Pen and Lens Artwork is the coming together of a team that has been working as one for many years. This web site is our temporary home until a custom site can be built. The initial ideas for the team is the formalisation of the production of whimsical house designs. Julie, as 'the Lens', spots… Continue reading What is Pen and Lens Artwork?
Well - I've spent the evening creating our window to the world. Pen and Lens Artwork Ltd., now has a Facebook page and Instagram account all of its very own - just search for our name in either app and we should be there. If you see anything that needs fixing, please let me know… Continue reading Hello world!
I am pleased with progress for November. Commissions continue to come in. Three have been completed so far, and another has just been started. Featured image is a previous commission, Black Rose. Well it is Black Friday. There are other tasks which I hope to get time to work on - a new web page… Continue reading Commissions continue – Black Friday
For six months I have been working with Lesley and David Wharton, of Chocolate Baroque, craft stamp makers. Back in March one of my quirky ink buildings was spotted by Di Oliver (Tando Creative) who suggested that it would make a good rubber stamp. She put me in contact with Lesley, and, after a phone… Continue reading Big Day
Today it rained. I think the heat wave we've had beats the 1976 records. I don't know about you, but I've been at my most productive in the mornings, before the sun gets round to the back of the house and makes the studio hot. I'm not a lover of hot weather. In England the… Continue reading Heat wave
Summer seems to have arrived now, and it is good to work in the studio with loads of natural light. Interest in my artwork is increasing. There are one-off commissioned pieces, and interest by a decorative rubber stamp manufacturer, and this week I have been asked to provide illustrations for a poetry anthology being written… Continue reading June 2018
Spring didn't really arrive, but we are now starting to get some better weather as we run in to summer. Our days out, and general wanderings (see @moodymeanders and @juliemoo1960 on Instagram) are a source of much inspiration. For Julie it is the flowers, gardens, and colourful shop displays. Her camera is always locked and… Continue reading Springy, summery time
The day after we returned it snowed! What a welcome. A couple of new posts have gone live. One of my favourite cars, the Shelby Cobra 427, was created with Derwent Grafix pens using only dots, a technique known as pointillism. That took longer than usual but I'm pleased with the result. Today I posted… Continue reading Back in dear old Blighty