Illustrated Life – January 2019 – C’est Si Bon!

30 day has September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31 expect for February which has 28 (29 in a leap year) and January which has 576. January, the Monday of the months, has finally come to a close and although lengthy it has delivered a whole heap of happy memories to my …

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A Moth To A Manhattan Flame

Regular readers of these Journal jottings will most likely realise i’m a fully paid up member of the ‘Hippy Dippy Club’, as aptly named by someone in my life. Therefore it will come as no surprise to you that I notice and believe in the connection between often seemingly insignificant happenings and recognise their powerful …

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Wishing For A Magical 2019

And so we begin again. Welcome to newness! As journaled in my previous post 2018 turned out to be the most unexpected of years in my world. The universe dealt me the card of fate which I happily snatched and allowed myself to be swept along by. This opportunity came at a point in my …

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2018 Merci Beaucoup

365 days of 2018 done and dusted. A  whirlwind year of life shocks, life lessons, chance and change. My world in 2018 started in a flurry of creativity illustrating for clients, launching Just Add Stamp and consciously thinking about the illustration identity i’ve worked so hard to create and what to do next. The law …

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Between No Longer & Not Yet

All of a sudden it’s mid-November, in a year which has been completely unexpected and entirely not envisaged. After the perfect summer of 2018 where endless days of blissful sunshine doubled as a metaphor for my life, i’m finding the autumnal transition into winter (more than) a little tricky. This morning’s post contained a hand …

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Summer Sojourn

Life lesson number two million and twenty seven: an ultra short, chic staycation renews the soul. Lucky me! I was whisked away from the illustration studio for a surprise luxury mini-break in Jersey and have some important information to share with you … I’ve found (a nearby) paradise! Yes, you read that right. You don’t …

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Just Add Stamp – London Stationery Show

The first Just Add Stamp social stationery collection launches next week at the London Stationery Show. 24th-25th April at The Business Design Centre, Islington. Just Add Stamp is exclusively represented by GO Stationery and can be viewed on stand M401.    

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The Studio In Springtime

Spring has finally sprung! The studio is bathed in glorious sunshine and filled with an airy light. I’ve covered my desk with beautiful blooms to inspire new illustrations and interesting colour combinations. Today i’m busily writing illustrated floral postcards to clients updating them on the latest exciting studio news. There is lots to tell … …

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Chic Happens

“It’s amazing how one piece of paper can make your whole day.” Who doesn’t like to receive a thoughtful, hand-written card or note through the post? In our fast paced, digital world, I believe that there is still a place for beautiful, hand-written stationery, from a ‘hello’ card sent in the post to preserving your …

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NYLon …

‘New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of, there’s nothing you can’t do now you’re in New York.  These streets will make you feel brand new, big lights will inspire you’… Alicia Keys. There are some things in life you just know are destined to happen. For me, living in New York (Manhattan, actually) …

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Modern ArtBuyer

My original hand stitched illustrations are exclusively represented in the UK by Jessica Lloyd-Smith at Modern ArtBuyer.  Modern ArtBuyer is a curated online art gallery and art consultancy created to open up the captivating world of art to a wider audience.  The gallery helps people to buy contemporary affordable art and build their own private collection – …

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Just Add Stamp

Just Add Stamp – Social Stationery Since 2017 An exciting collaboration between award winning illustrator Emma Cowlam and graphic designer Lisa Kew, Just Add Stamp is proud to introduce a range of greetings cards, notecards and notebooks designed to embrace the tradition of hand-written correspondence ‘Just because …’. Just Add Stamp encourages news sharing in …

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Welcome To The Studio Where The Magic Happens

My illustration journey began with a global nomadic global childhood, moving from place to place and developing a fascination of ordinary daily life. These formative travels ignited an intense curiosity of people and the entirely unique way every individual chooses to live their life. The unrooted nature of my childhood made me an outside observer, …

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