So, it’s a new beginning…

Um, or the end, if you’re reading this on blogger… In which case you should really head over to the shiny new site right away! :)

It has been a long while since I’ve written a post, for reasons I can’t really pin down if I’m honest!

What have I been doing all this time? It seems like a lot, but also, I guess not very much. I’ve visited Italy and Barcelona while, counter-intuitively, becoming slowly obsessed with all things Nordic. Fallen for Eames design, sheepskin throws, fairy lights. Cultivated friendships, moved furniture, walked a marathon, lost and gained cats, been a mum, watched a LOT of zombies… and finally finished the Morse book!

Anyway, as of now, this will be the new blog.

P.S. If you’re interested in the ramblings that got me up to this point, you can catch up on several years’ worth on the dusty, old blogs here, and here.

small victories

scottish whisky label design

Been meaning to post an update on the whisky label for a while, but I kept getting side tracked… After my long winded meandering post way back, things changed (again). The cool thing is that despite heading back in the original direction, we managed to compromise. So, while Dunnottar Wines get their more traditional illustrated label back, I get to keep my slug – and this time he will be rendered in gold foil to match the text, yay! (Yes, he is teeny on the bottle, miniscule even, but he IS there. And his size now is the point – he’s almost a wee easter egg. That’s a win in my book!).

slug illustration

I’m told the bottling is going to happen around late spring / summer now, and I’m super excited about seeing the label on actual bottles on actual shelves.

seasons change

Juno illustration ~ Jan2017

It might still feel like winter (especially when I’m waiting for daylight to take photographs :)) but the early spring issue of Juno magazine is out now.

Juno early spring 2017

And I’m always super flattered when editor Saffia uses my image in the online advertising or contents page.

As there will be more issues of Juno per year from now on (six rather than four), I’ve decided to commit to one illustration per issue instead of two. I’m liking that – it gives me more focus. There’s been some interest in prints for this one already, so I know it’s kinda working!