Wednesday, April 28, 2010



LOLA notebooks are now US$5, down from US$11
BEATRICE & GINGER now only US$4, down from US$8
P&P is US$5 for everywhere else apart from Asia. Asia is US$3
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Before I forget

I love these personalised monogrammed journals from Fanciful Designs. Aren't they beautiful? They're a fantastic gift for any girl who enjoys writing her thoughts down. The script on the journals is the romantic French language.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring has sprung (in the UK at least)

Hampton Court, London, Easter Weekend

The daffodils were beautiful the day I took these shots. And take a look at that cheeky duck!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Food for thought

Art work by Polly Jones

I found this survey on Felicity Ingle's site. I actually forgot where I found it! But luckily Felicity found me. Next to art, food is my passion! So this was a fun survey to do. What are your favourite foods?

1.How do you like your eggs?

2. How do you take your coffee/tea?
Americano with skimmed milk (ginger mocha when feeling frivolous)

3. Favorite breakfast food?
Yogurt and a banana

4. Peanut butter: Smooth or crunchy?

5. What kind of dressing on your salad?
Balsamic and olive oil

6. Coke or Pepsi?
Diet Coke or Irn Bru (a Scottish soda)

7. You’re feeling lazy, what do you make?
Toast, Dhal

8. You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order?

9. You feel like cooking. What do you make?
Soup, curries or pasta

10. Do any foods bring back good memories?
Ah yes, I had the most fabulous octopus macaroni with creamy garlic mash on a Greek Island once - absolutely delicious

11. Do any foods bring back bad memories?
Liver, beef olives, gammon steaks - my mum was a fan of meat and two veg

12. Do any foods remind you of someone?
Fabulous fresh seafood from the Lamcombe on Lamma Island reminds me of sunny Sundays with my partner

13. Is there a food you refuse to eat?
Bad steak, pork chops

14. What was your favorite food as a child?
Mum's chicken casserole followed by rice pudding or semolina with evaporated milk

15. Is there a food that you hated as a child but now like?
Tomatoes and lettuce, any veg really

16. Is there a food that you liked as a child but now hate?
Alphabetti Spaghetti, for obvious reasons

17. Favorite fruit and vegetable?
grapes and red onions

18. Favorite junk food?
Haribo sweets

19. Favorite between meal snack:
Almonds and grapes

20. Do you have any weird food habits?
I love ketchup on almost everything

22. You’re off your diet. Now what would you like?
Pizza and Ben & Jerry's ice cream

23. How spicy do you order Indian/Thai?

24. Can I get you a drink?
white wine spritzer, vodka and tonic, caipirinha (not all at the same time!)

25. Red or White Wine?
Both but prefer white

26. Favorite dessert?
banoffi pie, panacotta or creme brulee - creamy eggy things

27. The perfect nightcap?
Camomile tea (or an amaretto with ice if being naughty)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sunshine award!

I am delighted to accept my SUNSHINE BLOG AWARD from Jennie at A Little Vintage! What a lovely surprise! Thank you Jennie for this award. You must take a look at her site, Jennie makes gorgeous little dolls made from vintage clothing. She also does a lot of charity work and has recently sent some of her dolls to little girls in Haiti. She is also famous in her local press!

I am going to pass this on to the following people for their inspiring words and beautiful creations!

An open sketchbook
Celia Murgel
Floating Lemons
Kali Art
Petal Pop
Seventy Seventy One
Dollface La La
My Illustrated Life
Handmade Love
Danita Art
A diary of lovely
Mondo Cherry (I couldn't help but add one more!)

When you receive this award, you need to:
1. Send a thank you to who gave it to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Pass it along to 12 other people who brighten your day!
(some of these people have already received the award before, but thats okay!)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

To my beautiful courageous friend - Cat

My beautiful friend Cat who is a top-notch producer in Amsterdam has just decided to change her life. Cat has bravely resigned from her job to become a freelancer, but before she gets her first big contract she's off to study Spanish in Buenos Aires.

Good luck Cat!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Inspiration - Samantha Hahn

I haven't had the chance to look through many blogs recently, which is frustrating. But last Saturday I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours to browse through the amazing work that is on the internet. And Samantha Hahn is just one of the great illustrators that I found. Her work is colourful, delicate and feminine. Samantha's style is very much her own. Her blog contains mostly fashion illustrations but she recently posted some fab sketches of the Eiffel tower. She updates her blog regularly and it's a good read as well as being beautifully presented.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

From darkness comes light

Here is another sketch that I found in Scotland. It is so very dark, in nature. I find myself quite depressed by looking at it. God knows what was going on in my mind when I drew this. And I am glad my mind is no longer there. But at the same time I strangely like this image.

Isn't it funny how some images are depressing and others make you feel happy.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Look what I found

What a great find! My friend Fi found an old portfolio of mine at her house in Edinburgh, which I had fun poring over when I was back in the UK. Most of the work was pretty poor and I left it behind but I liked these images and brought them back with me to Hong Kong. I actually didn't recognise them as mine!
I think I drew them from glossies about ten years ago. But the first one might be a self-portrait. They've made me want to do portraiture classes again.