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Post 10 September 2012 In in the shop

I've received lots of feedback after launching my beeline range earlier this year, and it's been fun to see which designs become each person's favourite...it seems it's the tiny little painted floral illustrations people are drawn to, rather than the humble bees! I decided to focus on just the florals and was thinking about illustrating some letters covered from tip to toe in flowers. This coincided....

Post 01 May 2012 In in the shop

Recently, I wrote about being inspired to start my own illustrated 'save the bee' campaign after learning our bees are in serious trouble.

I'm delighted to announce my first range of designs have been completed and are available to purchase now in the shop. The range is called 'beeline'....

Post 19 April 2012 In inspirations

After watching Sarah Raven's fantastic series, 'Bee's, Butterflies & Blooms', I decided to start working on a self-commissioned 'save the bee' campaign to try and highlight the plight of our bees and to hopefully encourage others to do some small easy things in the garden that will help get Britain buzzing. It's easy-peasy stuff like growing some herbs (bees love herbs like rosemary and sage and it's pretty handy for your kitchen too!), making sure when you buy plants that they are 'bee friendly' (believe it or not, not all plants are great for pollinators!) and perhaps sowing a few wild seeds.

Practice what you preach! I have been implementing all these little things in my garden (where I have also welcomed a cute little bee house) and I have to say, already my garden...

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