I love me a new sketchbook – all that promise in its clean white sheets…


I don’t know why it’s so hard to disengage from A Plan and just sit and play with paint and see what comes – but it is.

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Circle Spiritoso meaning spirited

But it never fails to prompt unexpected loveliness – sometimes that takes time and sometimes it pops straight out – which is what happened with these designs.

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Pochettino Heart meaning rather little heart

I have wanted to design a ‘ditsy’ print for ages using a vintagesque colour palette.

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Trumpet Marziale meaning in a military style

Word to the wise… sketchbook play everyday ๐Ÿ™‚

Edited to add: couldn’t think of names for these designs and then Mr L comes in and says because they look rhythmic that I should look at music terms for some ideas. Everything sounds good in French or Italian so one brainstorm later and we have names ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s a genius x