27 October 2014

MATS - Week 1 - Paper Goods

I've had so much fun this week working on the week 1 Make Art That Sells - Paper goods project! The theme was a holiday card - subject matter: Penguins and Igloos! I've made so many designs that I will share with you in the coming weeks - but for now here s the design that I submitted and some of my penguin sketches. Such happy little things! 
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17 October 2014

Boys' School Girls

Really excited to see one of my girls on the cover of Liz Chase's brand new series Boys' School Girls. 

You can get your copy of this wonderful book here! :)
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16 October 2014

Birdy & Bel

Hello! I'm so pleased to announce the launch of my brand new website, Birdy & Bel. This is something that I've been working towards for the past few months and I really hope that you like it! It's basically a brand new home for all of my pattern work and mixed illustration and I'm so happy to share it with you! I've even finally started a Facebook page! Yey! Please hop over and take a look . . .

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02 October 2014

22 September 2014

Summer Round Up

A lot has been going on here recently - here is a little round up of my favouritest bits!


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20 August 2014

Rabbits Rabbits!

Hi everyone! It's August . . . (I'm sure you know!) but how did we get here so quickly!? I was shocked to see that my last post was in April. My only excuse is that thankfully I have had a pretty full on few months; firstly some amazing projects that I've utterly loved (more details coming soon) and  secondly, I moved house! H'ray! I'm now a proud owner of a beautiful little home, complete with my own back garden. It's a real blank canvas so I'll be spending a few months decorating and filling it up with beautiful things! 
It's been difficult not to be inspired by the passing summer months - I think it's shown in my artwork a lot lately... especially the swifts and bunnies that have been visiting me in my new home....!

Here are some that have made an appearance in my work too - I look forward to showing you some more soon.

Katie x 

14 April 2014

To Dry For

This weekend I thought I'd squeeze in a couple of designs for the ToDryFor Competition 2014. They have so many brilliant tea towel designs. Well,  I'm 99% sure that these designs will be totally unsuitable for screen print because of the swishy inky bits. . . but I was having too much fun to really mind! I thought I'd share them with you anyway.
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09 April 2014


Last Friday was a joyful day! My sister and I went to a beginner's oil painting class at Wistow Gallery's Artshed. What a treat. We had so much fun under the instruction and advice form the extremely talented and lovely Jane French . . . see below 
Here are our class efforts - not bad considering we were all beginners!

This is Lucie deep in concentration. We had never seen so many colours in a white flower! And below are my efforts. I think I now officially have the bug. . . just got to wait for the paint to dry now!

There are lots more classes available at the Wistow Gallery, from ceramics to watercolours - such a fab idea by Bridget - so just hop on to the website to see what is available. I can highly recommend it as a brilliant way to spend a day, in such beautiful surroundings.