Retreat with Taproot...


This is one of my favourite new magazines to hit the shelves.  Taproot is a beautiful, thoughtful, quarterly publication that celebrates local living through writing, photography and the arts, both fine & domestic.

I have had the pleasure of working directly with it's editor, Amanda Blake Soule, who also shares her world as Soule Mama in her numerous books & blog. 

My illustration (below) appears in the current fall issue, aptly titled: Retreat, and accompanies a lovely piece of writing. The story captures the precious moments of connection between a father and daughter as they share through storytelling.

accidental pattern



After a few days of paper cutting, my desk is covered in scraps of paper. I often save the 'positive' shapes that I have cut, and stick them to my computer. Little graphic silhouettes of colour dance around the edge of my screen. Quite by accident, as they are randomly placed, they will often inspire other projects.  

This little bird has been in view for a few weeks, but as soon as the sprout went up beside it, I could see a lovely pattern happening. This could be a really sweet wallpaper in a nursery...