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Father's Day Fishing by Katy BlossTo all the wonderful daddies in the world past and present. You might only get socks for Christmas and Birthday’s but know we still love you.

– Katy x

Father and Daughter playtime.

Katy Bloss Zodiac Twins on Rollerboots

I always thought it would be nice to be a twin – although my roller skating skills are zero.

I have been trying out some new watercolour techniques, combining warm and cool colours in a different way. The paper I used isn’t great for this, so the outcome is a little blotchy, but I find it’s great to try new things and keep refreshing my colour theory.

I also made the roller skating twins using watercolour, gouache and coloured pencils to compare. I like the brighter colours, it’s a little more ‘cartoony’.

Katy Bloss Zodiac Twins Mixed Media Illustration

Let me know which you prefer?

– Katy x

P.S. Just in case you are interested here’s my original sketch…

Katy Bloss Zodiac Gemini Pencil Sketch

Kate Crumpet VoiceI don’t like long car journeys one bit. However, life is not so bad for my fellow passengers, as I turn into Beyonce and Jessie J’s love child as soon as my seat belt is fastened. It is my duty to croon away and help the time pass more quickly.

– Miss C x


Beginning Kate Crumpet IllustrationI love the beginning of a story, don’t you? Sometimes, I am so eager to get to the next chapter, I forget to enjoy the page I am reading. A beginning has no pressure, no disappointments and no distractions.

As much as I love the smell of books and the texture of paper, I am loving the new Kindle Paperwhite Mr Crumpet got me for Christmas. Now my heaving bookshelves are soley reserved for art books. And my Kindle is overflowing with Anne of Green Gables and Enid Blyton adventures.

– Miss C x