Cover Glory No.1

This is the first in a series of blog shorts that lets you know what I've found on my travels and helps celebrate the art of the paperback cover.

My Cover Glory No.1 is 'Moominsummer Madness' by the famous Tove Jansson. It is a Puffin Book published by Penguin Books and is a 1977 reprint, first editioned in 1955.

The resourceful Moomin family are flooded out of their old home, but readily take to life in a floating theatre instead. This is the fourth adventure in Tove Jansson's famous Moomin series.

Meet Gerald

I haven't gone soft just plush! He's a lion, he was a gift from my girlfriend and his name is now Gerald and he has been handmade by Jess French at All Creatures Great and Sewn.

Jess is a general crafter addicted to sewing, crochet and knitting and helped bring Gerald into this world.

Pigeon Do!

Frank in Whitstable, Kent are showcasing an in-store event based on everything designed they can gather to do with the much loved/hated pigeon.

I have been invited to stock a variety of my products including Pigeon T-shirts, cards, badges, limited edition prints and one-off, white pigeon poo decals...if they make an impact then I may consider adding them to my existing range.

The show should commence on Wednesday 28th April, so make a trip to the seaside and love the pigeon!


New foiled bird cards released

These are the latest designs to be added to my large range of foiled bird greeting cards. I have selected warm, bright foils and card to illustrate each bird. There are now 14 designs to choose from.

From left to right is a Redshank, Red Kite, Cormorant and Blue Tit.



Living Etc

A framed example of my limited edition tree prints is featured in May's issue of Living Etc. They have used a window mount and Ikea frame to best show the image 'Last Stand' which is a popular land mark on top of Kelston Hill overlooking Bath.

Boots and buoys

I spent my Easter break in Pembrokeshire. For those who are not familiar with this wonderful part of the world, it's as far south west as one can ravel - where the ravens croak and the peregrines are masters of the coastal skys.

West and East Angle Bay, either end of Angle village, are the jewels for me and what better way to spend a bank holiday weekend than hunting for sea glass, feeling the breeze, smelling the sea and downing a pint of Single Dragon.