Monday, 19 December 2011

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

RIP Zdenek Miler

Last night when I was sitting beside the fire with my parents reading the papers my mum suddenly handed me a copy of the Times and said "Look! Your mole man has died!". After being momentarily mystified I realised that she meant Znedek Miler, the Czech creator of The Little Mole cartoons had died aged 90. You can read all about his life and work in his obituary here. My friend Alice Maddicott first introduced me to The Mole and the green star a few years ago and I have been smitten with these delightful Czech children's animations ever since. They are gentle and playful films and little mole is a charming and slightly silly character. The beautifully hand painted back drops reflect their creators deep love of the natural world. Watch him do battle with a grumpy gardener in this one.
Thank you Mr Miler.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Frozen Planet

Drawing whilst watching Frozen Planet. I am hypnotised by jagged patterns in the landscape and the harsh rhythm of it's inhabitants' lives.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

A Partridge in a Pear Tree at the Poundshop

I am thrilled to be selling this Christmas Card with the lovely ladies at the Poundshop this Friday the 9th of December at Mother London between 6-9pm for a very reasonable £1. To get on the guest list for this very special, festive shopping night please go and register at The card will also be available from their webshop from monday!

Drawings from Sweden

I spent a couple of lovely days on the west coast of Sweden courtesy of my good friend Sara Melin. The pine trees, mossy boulders and whale like little islands were beautiful in the clear northern light. I drew in my sketchbook.