Weekly Inspiration: Leaves, Flowers and Rainbows.

Hello! This is a weekly feature where I share my photos with you. I carry my camera everywhere, and I’m always taking pictures of things that inspire me. Prepare to see lots of colours, patterns and good times through my lens!

This has been a week of saturated, autumnal colour. November in London is pretty damn good looking.

I want to live on the stairwell at United Colours of Benetton, Oxford Circus.

A neon jugful of purple hyacinths. My house reeks of flowers, and I love it.

An autumnal rainbow on the footpath.

I love that the car matches the autumn leaves.

A Friday treat. (We ate toooo much.)

Zombie tulips at Spitalfields Market.

My kaleidoscopic friend.

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Weekly Inspiration: Summer colours in my camera.

Hello! This is a weekly feature where I share my photos with you. I carry my camera everywhere, snapping pictures of things that inspire me. Prepare to see lots of colourful and heavily-patterned things through my lens!

London was very hot last weekend. Consequently, there are two photos of my feet in this batch. I hope that’s not a deal breaker! I like this batch of photos because of the nice balance between urban and natural shots.

A mid-week tea with pin-ups in Hoxton. As you do.

A shimmering Sunday in St. John’s Wood.

Nothing is more joyful than a rainbow of fruit.

…Speaking of fruit and colour, my friends have this gorgeous tree in their back yard.

And now for something more sharp and urban. (Yes, this was taken in the toilets.)

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Search Term Sketch #1: Rainbow Corgi Spaceman.

Hello! On Tuesday, I saw that someone had Googled ‘rainbow corgi spaceman’ to get to this blog. My instant reaction was OH MY GOD I NEED TO DRAW THAT. I mentioned this on Facebook and quite a few of you agreed with me. So, here you go! A rainbow corgi spaceman for your viewing pleasure:

I get quite a lot of bizarre search terms leading to this blog, and I think it’s high time I started a ‘search term sketch’ series. What do you think? Either way, I hope the original corgi-Googler comes back to see this!

Paintings and home deco: Got stripes?

Right: Brace yourselves! There are a lot of stripes in this blog post!

This week I’ve been painting for myself, which has been really refreshing. I’d had a big canvas collecting dust under my bed for months, and I finally painted it and hung it up in my living room. Hooray! That dark little corner looks so much happier, and I feel pretty smug.

Below: A work in progress. (FYI, I managed to slather both my floor and the bum of my trousers in yellow paint this week. Oops.)

In our flat, we’ve created a fake ‘wall’ using a row of bookshelves. I got bored with the plain white backs of the shelves…so I put seafoam green stripes on them. Of course. (I think they work nicely with my red lamp and stripy trinket box. And yes, I also painted the trinket box.)

Funnily enough, the inspiration for these personal paintings came from a commission piece I’ve been working on, which features stripes in the background. I can’t wait to finish it and show it to you.

Rainbow Aztecs

Hello! For Halloween, I thought I’d show you my ‘Aztec Mask’ drawings.

I don’t know why I gave them this name, as they bear very little resemblance to Aztec masks. Maybe it’s the toothy grins and precious stones?  Either way, mine are more colourful and less…sinister.

I have made a blue version and a rainbow version, and you can find them both in my print shop. Click here!

Spectrum Self

Hello again.

Now, this one is quite the classic.

Back in the day, I developed an unbreakable addicition to painting self-portraits, as vain as that may sound. This is one of the few that still feel representative of my aesthetic (despite the fact that I refused to paint ears), and I plan to get back into portrait painting again.

'Spectrum self', acrylic on canvas, not for sale
'Spectrum self', acrylic on canvas, not for sale

I’m currently painting a portrait of my boyfriend, and you should get to see the finished product pretty soon.

p.s. If you fancy sitting still for a couple of hours, I’d like to paint you. I’d reward you with tea and maybe biscuits, if you behave.