A Walk in the Woods: Cath Kidston AW15

cath kidston press day cath kidston press dayA few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invite to see Cath Kidston’s new Autumn Winter collection. This is Cath Kidston’s second collection with their new art director, and the brand continues to grow strength to strength. Last season’s press show was called A Breath Of Fresh Air, and it really was. This season feels just as fresh, as classic Cath Kidston prints have been given a refresh with new colour ways and pops of neon.

Cath’s Kidston’s vision of autumn is so lovely; all walks in the woods and snugly blankets. To get us in mood at the press day, clothes were hung from tree branches, autumn leaves crunched under foot asĀ wewere served mugs of tea and mini toffee apples.cath kidston press daycath kidston press daycath kidston press day

Once again Cath Kidston have brought us a collection of gorgeous comfy shoes.cath kidston press daycath kidston press daycath kidston press day

I don’t even want to think about Christmas yet, but Cath Kidston’s Christmas grotto was rather lovely. Red and green aren’t really my thing, so it’s lovely to see such a colourful, retro tinged vision of Christmas. Who wouldn’t want to curl up in that chair with cup of cocoa? Plus the outside of the grotto was covered on hundreds of gingerbread men, which is one way to make your house smell amazing.

Thank you so much for having me Cath Kidston!

Brush Lettering with Quill

brush lettering workshop quillOver the last few months I have had so much fun teaching brush lettering with The Lovely Drawer and Quill. I am amazing by how quickly our students have picked up the technique,and how they have all developed their own style. If you think getting creative with some ink and a brush (whilst enjoying excellent cake and coffee) is your idea of a good time your can still get tickets for our July class.brush lettering workshop quillbrush lettering workshop quill brush lettering workshop quill brush lettering workshop quill

Travel Paintings

brooklyn peonies Here are some little paintings inspire my recent trip. I did have a go painting on holiday, but we were rushing around so much I found it easier to sketch and take photos then paint when I got home. A couple of these are now available as prints on my etsy shop.man with dog lo resstreet vendor lo resnew orleans house with the flower pots Top to bottom: A display of peonies outside a convenience store in Brooklyn, a man walking pug in the East Village (New Yorkers love their tiny dogs!), a classic New york hotdog vendor and a beautiful house in New Orleans.

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