Custom illustrated portrait of a special place


You don’t need to live in a place for it to become special. An obvious example of this would be a wedding venue. The bride and groom are there for hours (or perhaps days) and yet it will be forever golden in their hearts. But a special place can also be somewhere that you find simple joy in everyday life.
For blogger Lucy Gleeson it’s the beach near her home in Suffolk. “Having a bespoke portrait of my …

House portraits from photos


The great thing about making house portraits from photos, is the magic of ‘artistic licence’. Unattractive satellite dishes on your roof? They can be edited away with the swish of a brush. Front wall in need of a repaint? I’ll re-paint that for you.
I invited Hilary Light to have a portrait painted of her home that she’s been renovating and documenting on her design and architecture blog Ecomodernstudios. As this is a building ‘work …

Win a custom illustrated house portrait


This month we’re very excited to launch a competition offering you the chance to win a custom illustrated house portrait of your home!
Whether it’s your family home, the house you grew up in, your wedding venue, your creative shopfront or your holiday beach hut – Michelle would love to paint you a picture.
A bespoke 10 x 12 inch illustration will be created from the photographs you supply, to make a really unique talking point for your home (or even …

Free summer screen wallpapers


Today I’m very happy to introduce a new feature on the blog: screen wallpapers! I’ve been looking for ways to share some colourful musings that you can use, and thought you might enjoy some pictures to decorate your screen.
I’ve been loving the effects of watercolour lately which, in this heat, resulted in a series of ice lollies. I just love all the colours, and have dozens of recipes saved over on Pinterest. Will I ever make them? Yes! One day…
If …