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8th anniversary celebration! And a free colouring page too :)
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Press for Design is 8 years old today! Thanks so much to everyone who has supported me over the years, whether by hiring me as your graphic designer, buying some of my artwork or my book, coming along to a … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Poppy Head
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Photographed in our allotment today. Download the colour swatch from Adobe Color CC and feel free to use it in your artwork. Enjoy!

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Araucaria bark
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Interesting colours and textures found in the tree bark of an araucaria in the grounds of Ushaw College. The house, chapel and gardens are well worth a visit if you’re ever in the County Durham area. As always, you can … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Pelargonium
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Another bit of zing for you in today’s colour inspiration swatch! These pelargoniums were bought for me for my birthday a couple of months ago by mum and dad, and welcome visitors to the house with their cheery colour and … Read More

Get Creative: Love Hearts Writing Set – free download
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A little freebie for you, made from some doodles created in Adobe Illustrator when I was playing around with it a few weeks back. This printable stationery set features lots of colourful little love hearts, and comes with an A4 … Read More

#100daysofcelticknots project finished
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This year’s #the100dayproject finished yesterday, and I’m pleased to say I managed to participate for well over half of the days of the project, culminating in lots of new finished designs. I started off using a large sketchbook, but then … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Snapdragon
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This snapdragon has seeded itself in our yard, and a very welcome and cheery visitor it is too! So vibrant, it’s a real pop of colour to welcome us as we enter the house. As always, you can see all … Read More

Reduction lino printing with community art group
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Some more beautiful pieces of reduction lino printing for you (read my previous post for a few more details on the reduction lino printing method). These were all created by members of the weekly community art group that I teach. … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: An Evening at the Beach
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A swatch taken from an evening stroll on the beach just north of Whitley Bay, north east Egland, last week. As always, you can download the colour swatch and codes from Adobe Color CC, feel free to use them in … Read More