A Series of Interesting Happenings...

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Let’s stop MS in its tracks!

My wonderful friend Lisa Sabotig, of Illuminate Psychology Services Ltd, has recently been diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of multiple sclerosis. She is not going down without a fight, however, and is currently fundraising to pay for life-changing treatment not available on the NHS.

She has considerable support amongst Birmingham’s creative community, who know her primarily as Candee Handful, hosting Dr Sketchy events in Birmingham. Here is my contribution to her fundraising effort, creating a design which is available on mugs, t-shirts and, well, anything you like really! It was an interesting project for me, researching the imagery associated with MS and its support groups and then combining them in a way which would work for Lisa. If anyone would like to contribute to her campaign, you can do so via this link.

Wild in Art… the Big Hoot is coming to Ipswich…

St Elizabeth Hospice has announced the ‘Hoot Hike’ as the event to launch the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 this summer.

The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 is the third art trail brought to Ipswich by St Elizabeth Hospice in partnership with creative producers Wild in Art, following the success of Pigs Gone Wild 2016 and Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk 2019.

Taking place on 19th June, the official launch of the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022, the Hoot Hike is a family-friendly, sponsored walk which will kick off the summer of fun and give the community their first chance to see the sculptures which will make up the at trail, as well as enjoy lots of other fun activities throughout the day.

I’m happy to say that I’ve entered two Wild in Art trails this year – for the first time since 2018 – and had designs selected for both of them. As ever, they ask us not to reveal too much before the, er, big reveal… so here are a couple of details. Though I can reveal that the title of my Hoot is Owl-otments:

Making more marks!

I love the Musicians of Bremen. I’ve loved them ever since I first heard their story at the age of 6 (I’m not telling you how many years ago that was). And here they are, making tracks in aid of the National Brain Appeal’s Letter in Mind exhibition 2021….

Letter in Mind entry time is upon us again!

This is my first entry to this year’s Letter in Mind exhibition in support of the National Brain Appeal. This year’s theme is ‘Making your Mark’, and my piece features not only the ancient landmark of the Uffington White Horse, but the bunnies whose dedicated cropping habits ensure that chalk figures like this don’t vanish beneath a sea of grass, willowherb and thistles!

Recent cards in a not-so-recent style!

Any of these cards can be purchased from my profile at Thortful.com, and you can even get the lovely people at Thortful to send to a victim of your choice! (Just in case it isn’t displaying – if you hover your mouse over the words ‘my profile’, a cute little hand will appear, and will lead you all the way there.)






National Brain Appeal – a Letter in Mind

The National Brain Appeal has launched a fundraiser, a Letter in Mind, and this year’s theme is ‘A Sense of Place’.

Here’s one of my entries; the other can remain secret for now! And any artists who’d like to participate can find the details by following the link above; you’ve got until June 30th.



Digital and semi-digital…

Here is some recent work, available via Thortful.com. I give you very reasonable price!


A Bear for the Big Sleuth

Two years ago, it was the Big Hoot; last year it was the Big Read and now I’ll be producing a Sun Bear as my contribution to the Big Sleuth!

Like the owls, the bears will eventually be auctioned to raise funds for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital… and here’s a pic from the FaceBook page… I noticed that my Happy Hospit-owl is beaming happily from the left hand side of the picture…



Exciting run up to the Hastings & 1066 Country Cartoon Festival!

For more information, take a look here. Meanwhile, here’s one of my contributions:



A couple of characters from a current project…

This one’s still under wraps at the moment, but here are a couple of little characters to whet your appetite: