Saturday, 30 April 2011

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

One of my fave places to spend the day, by far,
and we're so lucky it's just up the road!
You must go see the Jaume Plensa exhibition at the park, it's wonderful,
Lil, Sonny Sky loved it, it's such a beautiful park with the most amazing exhibitions
Info here :)

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Yellow is my favourite colour.

I find it hard to take a photograph that actually gives a time and a place justice, I do try! 
but I think these nearly capture the brilliance of the oil seed field we walked through on an Easter walk through Wortley...

It thundered the whole way around the walk, much to the excitement of the kids,
and only just started raining when we got back to the car,

I know I know, 
you had to do a double take because you thought it was Angelina Jolie sat with the kids, 
I get it all the time, 
it's the very rare time you'll see me in front of the camera rather than behind it!

We're having a really warm Easter, all the flowers are coming out early,
 oil seed usually isn't out till May. 
It's so beautiful as you drive about and see brilliantly bold yellow fields dotted around.

I love yellow flowers, even Dandy Lions,
the sun flower is my ultimate fave, and I couldn't agree more with this quote from the fab film Calendar Girls,

“I don't think there's anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me that's because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that's such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life."

I'm going to screen print a sunflower just for myself one of these days! I stencilled sunflowers all around the wall of my kitchen in our first house!

Anyways, hope you're having a happy yellow sunny Easter!:)

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


new cards in my Etsy and Folksy:)
Hope you are having a luvly jubly sunny Easter time!

Sunday, 17 April 2011

...and again!...

Yesterday I was printing again.

Chris has taken my Lil Sonny Sky camping to Robinhoods Bay with lovely friends so I have 4 days, 
yes whole days!
to slow down, 
catch up 
and work, which is a rare lovely treat. 
I do miss them loads too and there's always that mothers guilt 
but I am also really enjoying no schedule and freedom to think... for more than a Minuit!
Yesterday I was printing again...

You may recognise this print from the 20:20 exchange
inspired by Lily fossil hunting at Runswick Bay.

This is a re-working of the same illustration, but with an added colour, sand.
It's also a larger print and printed on 300gms slightly off white 100% cotton Hot press paper 
( just in case you needed to know.... I must stop waffling on about paper)

I've done this print as a starting point for three pieces I'm doing for Holmfirth artweek exhibition.
I've listed this print in my Etsy and my Folksy, it's a limited Edition print, I will not be screen printing this illustration again.

Let me know what you think and have a lovely sunny day!

Friday, 15 April 2011

printing again...

A bird-day card I printed yesterday while trying to work on a bigger print!

The card came out really lovely, ( I'll bob them in the shops this weekend when the girls have cello wrapped them for pocket money!... child labour I know.... but it doesn't come cheap with my money savvy girls let me tell ya!!)

But, the bigger print caused me loadsa problems!
So I'm going back in on Saturday to solve them!
He who dares Rodney...