Thursday, 5 March 2015

My Own Private World Book Day

It's World Book Day and my newsfeed is full of people either dressed up as something or other, or going off to read their work out to people. Since no one has asked me to do either of those things.. (!) I'm off to visit my favourite bookshops, and a library or two - and to read and write and draw in a few favourite cafes. I'm on the hunt for graphic novels today, I think. Bronze Age Marvel comics are what I'd love to read today. 

And I'm also lugging the new Anne Tyler with me, as well as all my drawing things. And I'm thinking of actually going for it - at last - and illustrating my own kids' book for the first time (what do you think..?). 

But in the mean time - here's a photo to gladden the heart of any bookshop-hound. It's the painted stone stairs into the cellar at the High Street Bookshop, New Mills - which we discovered for the first time yesterday. It's a wonderful place, with an upstairs filled with annuals and novels and 1970s comics and a basement of old vinyl. It's a very good shop, where everything feels lovingly curated, rather than stocked...

(Of course, it's not only bookshops and libraries where you find the best stories. Look at this, found last week, in a corner at the very top of Manchester Museum. (So he *was* real...?!))

Monday, 2 March 2015

A few more pictures

 City Gallery Cafe - with the nice cat I saw on the way home.

 Corner House cafe. Writing is hard...

 First daffodil.

 Fred's Ale House, Levenshulme (with a switch of medium, into acrylics and felt tips.)


Shine Hair (another try - using acrylics.)

Friday, 27 February 2015

This week's drawings from Manchester...

 The cafe at the Contact Theatre

 Tea at Mrs Gaskell's House

 Levy Baths from Outside

 Downstairs at the Molly House

Stan the T Rex at Manchester Museum

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Latest batch of cards...!

A new batch of cards has arrived, featuring twenty four different drawings by me. They're available in packs of four for £10. Please email for details.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Busy Weekend in Manchester

 ...from the about-to-close-and-be-knocked-down Cornerhouse - the iconic art cinema and cafe on Oxford Road... Saturday night at the newly refurbished and wonderfully convivial Pod deli in Levenshulme... the recently-reopened Whitworth Gallery... it was a busy weekend for us in Manchester.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The sun came out in Levenshulme

The sun came out in Levenshulme this week, and here's what it did to my pictures...

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Greetings cards!

I'll be printing cards of my favourite drawings and paintings, including all the most up-to-date ones. Cards are 10x15 cm, with blank insides and orange-inlay envelopes. They'll be available in packs of four for £10.

Email to order!