Fluffy Friends

My life is all about fluffy bunnies at the moment. This little painting is for a nursery, for a baby yet to be born. Made with acrylic paint on a boxed canvas, this bunny will hopefully soothe the little one through the quite traumatising nappy changing process.

cute bunny painting in acylic

Furthermore, I visited this famous rabbit who has an entire square dedicated to him (her?) in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Nijntje (called Miffy abroad) was born in Utrecht to a clever illustrator man called Dick Bruna in 1955. Starring in more than 30 books, Nijntje has sold over 85 million copies to kiddies worldwide.

Nijntje Pleintje in Utrecht



“Draw yourself as your favourite artist / muse” was this week’s #creativebeing challenge on Twitter. An easy choice.To me, Frida Kahlo is an icon with a timeless look and a powerful, honest artistic vision. It felt almost wrong to change her features and steer away from her signature painting style. But it was a fun experiment!

The (Booty)Call of Cthulhu

I’m really sorry about this one. I guess it just kinda happened. Books and tentacles.., these things seem to go hand in hand in my head today.

painting on a book page
Acrylic painting on a book page. Yes, ripped out of Jane Austen’s Emma. No regrets.

Another mini painting on a book page for this week’s Illustration Friday. Theme = book! Also check out my previous book page painting if you’re digging this one 🙂

Bursting out

painting of curvy girls
Leeds girls going all out. Literally.

As a foreign person living in the north of England, the girls and their dresses continue to amaze and confuse me. Like I said in an earlier post, most Leeds girls don’t wear much at all when going out for a drink and a dance. No matter the weather, age or body shape for that matter, your average Leeds girl will sport that Lipsy mini dress like there is no tomorrow. And sometimes these things go wrong. Very wrong.

This is another illustration, in acrylics this time, done for Illustration Friday. Topic: BURST. Ha!


“Tall” is a subject close to my heart. Not only am I 6 ft. myself, but I hail from a city teeming with women in platform heels. So for last week’s Illustration Friday I did two quick pictures. One of me being extremely tall, obviously. And one of the women of Leeds. A city in the Northern part of England for those that don’t know.

painting of tall women
Illustration in acrylics for Illustration Friday, subject: tall!

It really is quite a sight. On Friday night the women go all out. Killer heels, fake tans, tight fitting mini dresses and they get drunk… really drunk. Some lose their shoes and fall over, some are even sick in the street. The main problem with these heels is that they actually make women look quite scary and overpowering. Towering out over all the boys, these groups of drunk, shrieking girls aren’t exactly the best representatives for femininity. But hey, here speaks a pale faced girl who hardly goes out and spends her days hunched over a drawing on a Saturday night.

painting of a tall lady
Children’s art style illustration in pen and pastels of me at work feeling extremely tall. Oh and mum, if you’re reading this… I don’t smoke, it just looked good for the picture!