Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Books Are My Bag

This weekend was National Bookshop Day! Books Are My Bag is a nationwide campaign to celebrate bookshops and has become one of my favourite days of the year at the bookshop. I love this campaign, it's always so well run and so generous to bookshops in it's support, especially with it's (now famous) free orange tote bags and other goodies.

It also meant that another of my illustrations for Quercus books was released! I made a whole bundle of these for them back in January and they've been appearing throughout the year. I think this was my favourite to do as I love autumn and working in autumnal colours. I got to have a bit of October back in Jan!

Anyway, hope you're all having a lovely October. You don't need a nationwide campaign to enjoy your local bookshop, pop down there and have a browse! x


I love love LOVE Autumn!! Everything about it makes me so happy.

To mark the arrival of this wonderful time of year, I decided to give my website header a little autumnal make over.

Ooh, perhaps she can be reading in a snowy tree in winter?! I hadn't thought about changing it to fit the seasons before. Anyway, hope you enjoy this leafy transformation :)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016


Hello there :)

Maybe it's my age or something, but 2016 has been the year of weddings, including my own! Seriously, there have been so many. It's been so lovely catching up with friends and family at these events and it's also brought a wedding theme to most of my personal commissions this year.

It was pretty fun creating invites, thank you cards, portraits and guest books for friends, so I thought I'd add a few custom wedding items to my etsy shop too!

Here are a couple of examples of the wedding work I've done this year:

Custom fingerprint guest book tree - Etsy order

I loved creating this custom guest book. My lovely etsy customer was nice enough to send me pictures of the print being unwrapped by the happy couple and guests using it at the wedding - so thoughtful! I love seeing my work being enjoyed and fulfilling it's purpose. 

Congratulations Sue and Mandy! (AKA 'Owl' and 'Little Bear'.)

Balloon fingerprint guest book - personal order

Loved that they included their doggie in this picture! I've made matching thank you cards to go with this too. Congratulations to Ben and Emma!

If you'd like something special made for your wedding or as a wedding gift for someone, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Laura x

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

The Get Down

LOVED the first episode of The Get Down.
Warmed up with this Ezekiel sketch this morning, while listening to the soundtrack on Spotify.
Set me up for a funky day.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Stranger Things

Loving Stranger Things on Netflix.
Here's Barbara because she's so cool.

Thursday, 28 July 2016


Some sketching from The Satorialist.


Something fun at the end of the day.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

What Do Artists Do All Day?

I was so excited when I heard Shirley Hughes was featured in an episode of this mini documentary series. Seeing any artist in their home/work environment and learning about how they work is always interesting, but spending half an hour with Hughes as she paints and potters about her studio and home town is something extra special.

Even if you're not a lifelong fan like I am, I totally recommend watching this. It's just charming and lovely and it will make you happy.

It's currently on BBC iplayer.

There's a great shot of the view from her balcony and the colours are just amazing. I've been meaning to start sketching buildings recently as it's an area that i'm very much lacking practice in. So today, I thought i'd use this wonderful view as a warm up.

See if you can spot it in the documentary!

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Face doodles


Started this as a quick warm up sketch this morning and got totally carried away.

This is a picture of one of my newest friends Cherry. She is a very talented silversmith, I urge you to check out her work: Rising Tides Jewellery.

I just loved this photo of her on her Instagram. I had an urge to draw that lovely sludge of forest green. They contrast so well with her skin tone and hair. She looks like a little red berry. Or some kind of forest fae lady.

Here's the first sketch: