Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year (and thanks for the old one)

There is only a little sliver left of 2009 and I was just, as many others are today, thinking back to what has happened in the last year. Actually, my first thought was that nothing much had happened at all, but that is not entirely true.

I moved back to England, and I left my job as art director in order to throw myself head first into self employment and freelancing (ok, there might have been a little push involved). I guess those things do actually qualify as 'something'. I have had a lot of fun getting back into my illustration work again, and am looking forward to a lot more of that in 2010.

Apart from the usual little things, like being nicer, fitter, slimmer, prettier, more successful, richer and generally better all round, I haven't got any real resolutions for the new year. I do, however, have a pretty substantial list of things I'd like to get done in the next few months. Hopefully this will lead to some good stuff to share here on the blog too.

But for now, I still have a few days to spend quality time with the family and browse interior design blogs with my sister.

It started snowing a few days ago, and it hasn't stopped since, so the Christmas atmosphere is just about perfect.


(The illustration above is part of a little character development I was playing with. You can see more of that here)

Friday, 11 December 2009

Almost Christmas

Did we forget to have November this year?! This autumn has gone by so quickly, and I am now sitting here looking at our little tree and Christmas decorations with a slight feeling of surprise. How did we get here? Tonight is the last night in our flat before going away for three weeks, so I am crossing out the last things on my To-Do list and am going to spend tonight baking Norwegian Christmas cookies and trying to slow down and take in the Christmas feeling.

This guy is heading out to find the perfect Christmas tree. If he's anything like me though, he'll come back with a slightly lopsided and sad-looking one. I always feel so sorry for the less pretty ones...

I have been knocking out the background on most of my drawings lately, but I like the warm tone of the paper on this one, so have left it in for now.

Thursday, 3 December 2009


This old fisherman is now up on the website along with a couple other new ones.