Little Outdoor Sketches

The weather has greatly improved recently which means that I can take my sketchbook outside and capture some more interesting sights than just mugs and teapots in cafes! I love drawing outside although I don’t very often get a long period at a time for doing it. That is why the one of the little…

‘When a Maid Came Knocking’ – Illustrations for my friend’s book

In my ‘little ink foxes’ (https://eloisesdesignedlife.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/little-ink-foxes/) post and my (https://eloisesdesignedlife.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/pen-techniques/) post I mentioned that I was practicing using my drawing pens, ready for some illustrations for my best friend’s book. We decided that ink drawings, similar to those in The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton (and other books of that era) would suit her…

Pretty Paula says ‘Happy Easter!’

I had been planning that I would do an Easter drawing of Pretty Paula because what better occasion is there for a little happy bunny like her? However, I wasn’t quite sure what I could draw the cheeky little monkey doing. After some thinking I came up with the idea that she would have her…

Bible Journaling – A Humble Entrance

For many of us Easter just means chocolate. And despite that being a good reason to celebrate it, the real meaning of Easter is to remember, and be thankful for, how Jesus gave his life and went through the most unbearable pain and suffering, so that we would be forgiven for our sins; and that…

My New Logo

You may or may not have noticed that my logo changed a few weeks ago. Ok, you probably didn’t, but this post is about how I created it. I felt as though my logo needed a little refresh because I was bored with the one I designed a couple of years ago. I have changed…