Thursday, 14 March 2013


I have had this project half finished for quite a while, and today I thought I'd get it finished! This quotation started life as a paper cut, and I used long exposure photography to create the images you see here. The above image I used a torch wrapped in tracing paper to soften the light and flashed it behind the stencil. Below I used the same torch covered with my hand to get the red effect! What do you guys think? Hoping to do some more long exposure photography and typography in the future :)

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Today's post brings an appropriately love-themed artwork - I felt like it had been too long since I focused on heavily embellished type and I thought what better time to go back to it than Valentine's. The words are taken from the start of Elephant Love Medley, one of the main songs from Baz Lurhmann's classic romance tale Moulin Rouge. Enjoy, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, 7 February 2013


Recently I completed a logo commission for Amy Zarah, a very talented alternative photographer. We worked on the creative ideas process together which was a brilliant experience, sharing ideas and inspiration (we got a little addicted to Pinterest on the way, as you can see from my typography board!). The final outcome is inspired by script and tattoo style work, and I am really pleased with it! 

The logo has just gone live over on her Facebook page, and you can check out all of her beautiful work here.

Thursday, 24 January 2013


It's been a while since I have posted tales of my baking skills on here so I thought I'd share with you some birthday fun that I made today for my good friend Holly. You may remember the rainbow cake that I made for Amber - this time I decided to try some rainbow cupcakes. I used the same cake recipe from the Whisk Kid blog that's mentioned in the former blog post, but this time instead of baking separate layers of cake you simply layer the different mixes in your paper cases. I suggest that you use piping bags to do this - I used tea spoons and it took me about an hour! The final cakes came out super though, and I finished them with some american 'carnival' sprinkles that I purchased from Home Sense. Enjoy!

Thursday, 10 January 2013


Happy New Year!

It was nearly a year ago that I started this journal and the new year has reminded me to continue. Shall be making a post over at my dedicated blog for this, but for now here's an appropriate page. Lots of new work coming real soon for you all to enjoy.

Also while I am posting, I thought I would tell you all that I have joined Pinterest, so if you feel like looking at lots of pictures of typography and illustration go and check me out at :)