A Better Place work

Hello people, I’ve got something special for you this fine Monday afternoon!

A while back I did some illustrations for a beautiful website in the making, called A Better Place. Well today, that website has launched!┬áThe website, founded by Sophie Caldecott (who you can also find blogging here) is an online platform for ethical consumerism, and it’s totally beautiful. The idea of the website is to make ethical living more attractive, more accessible, and to throw off the commonly held view that it’s too expensive, or too difficult, a lifestyle to live by. On the website you can find everything from product reviews of ethical technology, fashion, and cleaning products, to informative articles on ethical living. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Sophie and the team, and I know that they’re going to go on to do great things!

I did two illustrations for this launch, which I gave a peek at in this post I did back in June. The first illustration is an accompany to Sophie’s first editor’s letter, and illustrates the difficulties in making this project a reality. I really loved doing this piece…the textures and colours of shells can be amazing.

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Oysters – for A Better Place’s first editor’s letter

The second illustration I did was for an article on light pollution. I did two drawings for this, which I layered up to created the final piece. It’s so different from the other piece, but again, a joy to do!

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Stargazing – for an article on light pollution

I’m so pleased to have been a part of the launching of A Better Place, and can’t wait to see what happens next. Give their website a visit, and try not to splurge on all the amazing products they have to offer!


Star gazing + competition time

Recently I’ve been working on a few pieces for an exciting project which is to be launched later this summer, and as you might have seen from my previous post, it’s meant that I’ve been having fun studying the beautiful textures and colours of oysters. I’ve now gone from seas to skies, where the zodiac has taken its turn to be at the tip of my pencil, and whilst my knowledge of stars and their positions is still pretty poor, it’s been a really lovely piece to work on.


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Star gazing

In other news, I’ve also entered a card competition that Ohh Deer are hosting on their blog (recently become veerrrryyy addicted to their site, eek.) For those of you who were kind enough to get my husband and me a wedding gift, you’ll have received the thank you card that I’ve entered into the competition. I’d be so so grateful if you’d vote for my entry, as getting more votes will give my work recognition and help me to progress in the illustration field.

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Thanks so much guys!

P.s Weekly illustration coming tomorrow!