Last year I was asked to draw a family house that held memories for three generations of one family. It was to be a Christmas present, but because the recipient was poorly I was asked to bring it forward as a birthday present instead. A few days ago, the lady who commissioned it contacted me… Continue reading Family Heirloom
There are records dating back to 1650 for this Devon cottage. The modern extension is what used to be 'the stick store', presumably where firewood was stored, now kitchen/diner with bedroom and balcony above. It is also recorded as being the place where 'the pauper in the stick store' resided, according to census records. Apparently,… Continue reading There’s no place like Home
This lovely Cotswold cottage was isolated from the rest of the row for a special anniversary present. Specific details were included at the commissioners request. The texture of the honey coloured stone lends itself to the pen and ink technique. If you need a gift for a special occasion coming up, why not a caricature… Continue reading Happy anniversary
The wooden miniatures are hand made by Collette Stacey, of Cosy Cottage Designs, but after my wife had bought one I decided it looked so cute it needed to be set in its proper surroundings. Not wishing to infringe any copyright issues, I contacted Collette to ask if it was OK to produce drawings from… Continue reading Miniature cottages
The end of one interesting year and the beginning of another. And I'm ready for your commissions! 2019 was the year our son left home, two sets of rubber stamps were released, we moved to a whole new life in Devon, the new business (see previous posts) was closed, we met new people, joined in… Continue reading To infinity (well, 2020) and beyond …
Since my last post in January, there has been a lot going on - so much that I've forgotten to post!Our son moved out leaving Julie and I free to re-assess our situation. So we did. We moved house, from central southern Hampshire to north Devon. It has been a long process. We had to… Continue reading Catching-up : June 2019
Back in January my second set of stamps was released with a show on Hochanda TV, presented by Lesley from Chocolate Baroque. This set has a maritime, or sea-side, theme influenced by where I live, on the south coast. The images start as a pen and ink line drawing, usually drawn with an old fashioned… Continue reading All at sea
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!
Watch us at 14:00 GMT, Saturday 22 December on UK TV - Hochanda Craft Channel - (Sky 673, Freeview 85, Freesat 817). Lesley from Chocolate Baroque, the rubber stamp manufacture, will be showing stamps in her 'Chocolate Baroque presents' range. On Saturday they will include stamps from Illusionary Artists (Andy Skinner and France Papillon) and… Continue reading On TV again!