Commissions continue – Black Friday

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…

Pen and Lens Artwork Ltd

With the success of the first set of crafting stamps, we realised it was time to make things official. So we set up our business – Pen and Lens Artwork Ltd. I’m the pen, Julie is the lens. What we do is simple enough. Julie is a dab hand with the camera and captures images…

Big Day

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…

Heat wave

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…

June 2018

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…

Springy, summery time

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…

Back in dear old Blighty

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…

Winter sun

New images will appear soon, but for now I am in the Mediterranean enjoying warm days under blue skies. Each year, around this time, we come to Cyprus in the hope that we can have a week away from the cold and damp of England’s winter. This year has been particularly dreary with a period…

The Shed – the story

A recent commission has been delivered, and the customer is pleased with the result. Karen Barclay of Karen’s Quilts had a new studio built in her garden. She asked me to draw ‘The Shed’ so that she can use the illustration on her business cards and blog. Featured in the picture are; Karen, Treacle the…

Slow start

Although we are well in to the new year, the web pages have only just started coming together. I’ve trimmed away what doesn’t fit and started a new portfolio page for my illustrations. I hope you approve, but if you have any comments or suggestions, please add them to this blog. There will be more…