Tuesday 29 March 2016


The crows are nesting in our chimney again, I can hear them chuckling through the wall.

Friday 25 March 2016

Easter primroses

Primroses in full bloom for Easter in Manchester gardens

Monday 21 March 2016

Crocodile workshops using clay

60 hungry clay crocodiles created last Monday afternoon! Had great fun leading an artist-workshop for enthusiastic and imaginative Year 3 children at Pikes Lane Primary School, Bolton, as part of their Arts Week.
Used air-drying clay, pipe-cleaners, feathers, sticks, cardboard and scrapstore materials....plus plenty of inspiration from Roald Dahl/Quentin Blake's 'The Enormous Crocodile'. The feathers are from the Roly-Poly bird, who just escaped the crocodile's jaws in the story.

Friday 18 March 2016

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Mice, frogs and hedgehogs

Developing my linework with some animal characters - harvest mice, frogs and hedgehogs.