Design and Doodles · Drawing · Paintstorm · Surface Pattern

Fresh From the Farm — Spoonflower Contest

This is my third proper attempt at drawing words for a tea towel design to enter into a Spoonflower contest. It’s also the first time that I’ve researched Hand Lettering for beginners. Oh well, better late than never eh? Check out my blog post for free resources and awesome websites for hand lettering newbies! I… Continue reading Fresh From the Farm — Spoonflower Contest

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Hand Lettering

Free Online Lettering Resources

Free things are great aren’t they? Here are a few links (listed in no particular order) to some excellent free resources and information for both newbies to lettering and more experienced letterers and they’re all iPad friendly. The Happy Ever Crafter - Becca (the Happy Ever Crafter) has lots of entertaining and informative blog posts… Continue reading Free Online Lettering Resources

Hand Lettering · Paintstorm · Pattern Inspiration · Surface Pattern

Baileys Hot Chocolate – Lettering and Typography

To those of who read my previous post, about Tea Towel Hand Lettering, I would like to offer an apology. If you know about typography, lettering or design it probably hurt your eyes and your soul. If you don’t know about typography, lettering or design, it still probably hurt your eyes and your soul. Good… Continue reading Baileys Hot Chocolate – Lettering and Typography

Hand Lettering · Paintstorm

A Hand Lettering ‘Disaster’ – Don’t be Afraid…

So I’m still fairly new to the world of design and to be totally honest I’ve been desperately trying to avoid putting words into anything. Then came a Spoonflower contest for creating a 2018 Calendar Tea Towel and I had a choice... 1) AVOID THE CONTEST - my writing isn’t tidy or artistic and it… Continue reading A Hand Lettering ‘Disaster’ – Don’t be Afraid…

Design and Doodles · Drawing · Paintstorm · Pattern Inspiration · Surface Pattern

A Cuppa Cactus: Drawing Tutorial (on an iPad)

Some days I feel like I don't achieve anything. But then other days, like today, I draw cacti in cups... This post is a tutorial on how to draw simple and cute cacti. Fair enough, you could just look at some images from google and figure it it out (like I did) but hopefully you'll… Continue reading A Cuppa Cactus: Drawing Tutorial (on an iPad)