New Workshops | Pet Portrait Painting, Bookmark Making and Dinosaur Drawing!

Come join me on one of my painting workshops at The Sorting Office Studios in Eastleigh!

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Summer Reading List | How I Used the Jisp App to Save Money on Books!

Check out what I’m reading this season and how you too could get discounts on the highstreet with Jisp!

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Inspiration Trip - Natural History Museum, London

I'm happy to announce that I'm currently working on a picture book project! I can reveal imagery and details when we're ready to publish this Summer, and I can't wait to showcase not only my own work, but also the lovely writings of my collaborative partner! And on an even further exciting note, this story heavily features animals and nature - my favourite subject matter! So for a bit of research (and an excuse to hop on the train to London) I took an inspiration trip to the Natural History Museum.

I met with a friend and fellow illustrator/travel buddy Michael (check out his instagram) and after an amazing banana and oats breakfast smoothie from Natural Kitchen in Waterloo station, we were ready for our daring adventure to the most popular musuem in London - on a weekend. CHILDREN ERRYWHERE.

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It was a a success though and I took lots of reference material for my new book characters, and it's always great to visit the dinosaurs of course.

I'll keep you posted on the book project, and now I've moved into my new home studio (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I can crack on properly in my own space (blog post / studio tour to follow when everything's in place!)

Amy :)

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Merry Christmas! Pets at Home Charity Cards

Wow! Didn't Christmas just creep up on us this year! I've spent all month designing fun Christmas patterns for my website and for a big greeting card order and I also made some pet inspired prints for a charity event at my day job at Pets at Home, Winchester Store!

We as a company have been raising money for the Dogs Dinners campaign, and I did my bit for charidee by making festive cards to sell to our awesome customers, all proceeds going to the fundraiser! I made fun patterns of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and even fish! Check them out here

It was really lovely hearing nice comments from the customers, the words of support and encouragement were awesome!

Can't wait to make more cards for the next season, perhaps some animal Valentine's designs!