Monthly Archives: August 2015

botanical pattern

I’veĀ  designed a pattern of coral and seaweed for Spoonflower‘s fabric competition. The brief asked for designs reminiscent of those found in a botanical sketchbook.I based my watercolour drawings on seaweeds I’d seen at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and … Continue reading

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coffee and jug print

I’ve been working on some Japanese woodblock prints recently, and thought I’d show a few process photos. Here’s my initial sketch…I then carved and sanded the wood plate and did the printing in three colours.I wasn’t happy with the line … Continue reading

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Darjeeling book talk

A few weeks ago I went to a fascinating book talk at Omnivore books in San Francisco, about Darjeeling tea. Author Jeff Koehler spent time in the various tea gardens there and learnt about the tea, how it’s picked and … Continue reading

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botanical garden

I went to the botanical garden inside the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco with my friend Aude Van Ryn when she was visiting, to do a spot of sketching.I have a soft spot for succulents and cactii, so I … Continue reading

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