Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Woodland Beasties: prints now available!

Prints of all my Woodland Beasties are now available via my Etsy shop. In celebration, I'm offering 10% off to anyone who buys more than one using the code BEASTIE before the end of January.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Woodland Beasties - Fox

I've saved my favourite Woodland Beast till last... the fox. As much as they might ravage the bins, and make that horrifying noise whilst making more foxes, and have a slight tendency to steal babies (although I think that's mostly bad publicity) I'm still very fond of them.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Woodland Beasties - Badger

The second Woodland Beast is the badger. Much less sinister than the deer, although they can apparently run up to 19mph which means being scared of them would probably be much more worthwhile as I suspect that's faster than I can move... 

Does anyone know if they can climb trees? 

(Not that I can, come to think of it.)

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Woodland Beasties - Deer

I've created a few wild friends for my hare illustration (he's available here), the first of which is this rather serene* looking deer. Fox and badger to follow over the next few days and prints of them all will be available via my Etsy shop next week.

*Serene or sinister? I've been slightly terrified of deer since reading a teen horror story many years ago... Probably one of the Point Horror** series that were tremendously exciting when I was about 14.

**A quick google suggests it was Where the Deer Are by Caroline B Cooney. Just in case anyone was intrigued and wanted to indulge.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Happy January!

I had the brilliant idea to start doing a monthly desktop calendar for myself in 2014, and to make it downloadable in case any of you out there also wanted to use it. But I should have remembered that doing anything to start on the first of January is pretty difficult... so here it is, only a third of the way through the month. Hopefully I might manage to be a bit more organised for February.

You can download it (hopefully) from Flickr here.

Oh, and the illustration of course celebrates all the optimistic juicing and smoothie-making resolutions we come up with at this time of year. I'm actually very fond of making smoothies and do manage it quite frequently (especially green monsters) but a whole pint (it's impossible to make a smaller amount, I've tried) of just a little bit above freezing smoothie never seems so appealing in the winter. Could someone out there invent a warm (but not disgusting) smoothie, please?