Monday, 15 May 2017

Project Bootcamp in Newmarket


A few weeks ago, I attended a Project Bootcamp - a day dedicated to bring artists and other creatives and arts organisations together to discuss community arts projects. It was the first event of its kind I attended and I really enjoyed it! The atmosphere was really friendly and productive (no phones allowed!) and the Market Place staff leading it really made the whole event a success. I've made some really interesting connections with other creatives - it was so great talking about art (and how little time we have to create...)
Here are more details about it (I can't believe they included my derpy feedback as well!). I have learned a great deal - but the three main points are:
1. Connecting with audiences. If you are planning a project, your first question should be not "What is my project going to be?", but "Who is it going to be for?".
2. There are so many interesting art-related things happening around us. Around you, wherever you are, there are exciting projects going on - just come off your customary Facebook-Twitter-Instagram route and search for arts organisations near you!
3. If you have a project in mind, it is possible to make it a reality. IT IS. Really. Whatever it is. There are opportunities and possibilities, people who are interested in the same thing. Connect with them, discuss your project with them, make it happen! #staycreative

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Happy 2017!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the new year!
I am planning my events calendar for 2017, please keep an eye on the Workshops and Events page ^^

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Many thanks for all those who came to Linton Children's Book Festival today! I enjoyed drawing portraits, and the drawing session was fantastic (and very lively). Hope you all had a good time ^^ Lots of photos from the festival are here!

Friday, 8 January 2016

Hello! Happy 2016!

Hi everyone,

Just a little heads-up regarding what's been happening. As you know I had the second volume of Chemical Blue out in October 2015. Many thanks to all of you who bought and read it, it really means the world to me!
I am on a bit of a hiatus until Easter 2016 because... I had another baby! Yes, ANOTHER one! So I have 3 now... But I'll be back in action very soon! Watch this space, and enjoy the fresh new year.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

New book coming up! Chemical Blue Volume 2!

Hi all,

I have some fantastic news to share - the second volume of Chemical Blue has now been completed and printed! I'm sure there'll be more information from Sweatdrop Studios about it soon - but in the meantime, if you are going to London Comic-Con this October, it'll be available from Sweatdrop stall, and later on you can buy it online in the Sweatdrop shop and on Amazon!
I'm so happy I finished this story, it's been such a massive part of my life for so long. I feel like I've unlocked a tremendous achievement! (Although, on a personal level, I'll have an even bigger achievement to unlock in a few days' time T_T) Volume 2 has taken quite a few years to make, in-between kids, jobs, house moves etc. but I feel really happy that I persevered with it and never gave up on the story and characters. They are as real to me as any IRL people I know, and I love them to bits (so much that I even named my daughter after the protagonist :)) So please so check out the book if you can! Thanks ~*

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Hi everyone! Unfortunately the course at Burwell Museum won't be running... But please do check the Workshops and Event section to keep an eye on upcoming workshops! Thank you ^^

Monday, 6 July 2015

News - July 2015

Sorry I haven't updated for a while! Here goes...

- Workshops - thank you so much to those of you who turned up for my sessions at Sawtry and Ramsey! I had a fantastic time and really enjoyed meeting and talking to you all!

- Chemical Blue - I am currently working on the epilogue of my original title, Chemical Blue. Hopefully Volume 2 will be ready in time for October Comic Con!

- And last but not the least... I will be teaching a manga drawing course at Burwell Museum during the school holidays, every Sunday from July 26th to August 30th! The course costs £35 for the entire duration and includes entry to the museum and refreshments in the tea room! There's more info on the Burwell Museum website. Please sign up if you're interested!