Finding Joy in Mud: A Map of the Adur Estuary.

It’s been so cold and damp here that I can feel the grey creeping into my bones and the fingers of February fog beginning to stroke my heart. Taking a walk in the daylight has kept my sanity in check and I get out into nature as much as I can – scientifically proven to…

The Launch of Apples and People; New Ways of Looking at Apples.

Just a quick post to celebrate the launch of applesandpeople.org.uk featuring The Apple World map that I illustrated last Summer. The website is a virtual prelude to the physical exhibition, Apples & People, planned at the Cider Museum and four National Trust properties in Herefordshire for whenever the pandemic allows venues to open more freely….

Happy Halloween! (Or How to Make a GIF).

It’s a time of year that I cherish.  The smell of smoke and cinnamon in the air;  small winds cornering the yellow leaves and telling stories of Winter. My other self, the me who was left behind with my childhood, gets hold of her broom, brushes down her best hat-n-blacks and takes to the skies…

Getting my Hands Dirty: Mapping a Rewilding.

Let’s face it. Things are fairly tough out there right now so I thought I’d write you a good news story. Here goes…. When I’m working, I often sit in my studio and listen to the radio. Before these times of chaos, when the virus took up less immediate headspace, I used to become frustrated…

Mapping Rugby – Where sport, art and history colourfully collide.

Rugby is a place I have never been to. Of course, I’ve heard of the game of Rugby, although, with shame, I can’t say I’ve ever bothered to understand it.  I’ve also heard of the iconic Rugby School, one of the most historic and expensive establishments from which you can receive an English education. Both…

Walking Through Time

I mentioned in my last post, that the map of the University of Warwick campus for the Mead Gallery’s ‘Follow that Hare’ project, an arts and nature trail created in 2018, had been re-released as a second edition with additional and newly acquired sculptures. Well, this week another project has been launched for the Gallery,…

Seckford Hall Hotel – editing stories on a map.

Seckford Hall is a beautiful Tudor mansion set in incredible countryside near Woodbridge in Suffolk.  It’s now a large country hotel with restaurant, pool and spa; my clients asked me to create a map of the hotel, grounds and surrounding area for the guests.  As usual, I researched the area online before I started and,…