Sunday, 15 November 2015

Baby it's cold outside

With a new baby on the way it is always exciting deciding how your going to decorate the nursery, picking out the coolest and cutest clothes and what name you want to choose. Desiging a range of baby grows with Autumn as the theme, I have chose the long legged/sleeves baby outfits to keep baby warm. I have now introduced a new colour adding a warm marl grey keeping a minialist look. Perfect for a baby shower, new baby, christening gift or just because. Available in a range of sizes and made to order.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Autumn Fall

Autumn is among us and how I love this season with a path of golden leaves and misty fog mornings. Taking inspiration from autumn and nature, I have created some designs and pieces over the last month ready for stockists and events. 

With it getting colder I decided to invest in creating more baby grows to keep baby warm this time of year with the introduction of my long sleeved/legged baby body suits. Using a palette of oranges and browns inspired with a hint of Halloween infused spirit too. 

Take a look at my newly decorated Halloween themed cacti (not just for Halloween) ready for any fireplace, shelf or window display. These limited edition went down a treat :) 

I am hoping to keep you posted a little more over the coming weeks with the lead up to the winter. Keeping you posted with my adventures. 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Cacti Buddies

These little fellows have a little story of their own. After rescuing from being lost forever in a skip. I brought them back to life and created my little mexio cactus using eco friendly earthenware clay and fired into biscuit before hand painting them and being glazed. They come as a pair and ideally stick together which you can share with your best friend. Each one is hand painted with its own characteristic face. If you would like my pair of cacti and add to your collection of wierd and wonderful  things then you can purchase from my etsy shop or email me.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Wedding Keepsake

Its the season for weddings and we all know someone that is getting married this summer. I have hand decorated these heart trinket boxes with 'Mrs & Mr'. An ironic twist on the saying mr and mrs meaning the woman wears the trousers. I can also offer personalied messages and intials of the happy couple and even the date. A lovely keep sake for the day that the couple to keep their rings in or sentimental items from the day. Also personalised idea for the bridesmaids with their individual names on to thank them for being part of the special day. They are available to purchase and order from my etsy shop.

All designs copyright bear in mind design 2015

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Bark in the Park

Being a big softie for animals big and small, I always support the animal charities and the work they do to look after the abandoned furries. I have even been commissioned to paint portraits of pets as a keepsake. I was given an opportunity to take part in a charity event held by the RSPCA in Derby called Bark in the Park at Marketon park.  It was a great event and I got to see all the lovely dogs attending with their owners. Having got together my display for the day, I thought I would take the opportunity to showcase other wares that included illustrated ceramic pet bowls. 

It was lovely meeting everyone that stopped by my stall and hope you enjoyed the day. If you stopped by the stall and was interested in having a pet portrait or even an illustrated or personalised pet bowl drop me a message for all commissions.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Sunday Sharing

Updating and organising my etsy shop, website and designing a logo. Always time to network and share what i'm up to. So whilst you are all sat indoors hiding from the rain why not check out the latest from my blog and facebook.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Tree Painting Commission

After being asked if I can create something special for a wedding gift idea I soon got on with the personal commission. The idea was to create a large canvas of a tree united with a heart in the centre for the guests of the wedding to add their own finger prints. I will hopefully get to see the overall finished piece once it has been decorated with their imprints left from the special day. 

I have taken a few pictures of the commission from start to finish. If you would like something similar or a bespoke painting commissioned then feel free to get in touch.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Man Mug Collection

Whilst in the process of moving and working full time, I have tried to fit in as much art as I could over the last two months. Having a few events coming up and thinking about fathers day, I thought it be nice to cater for the men and give them something to have and to hold. The ideas started following and I got creating...

Busy in the studio, I have been hand painting a new range of tankard mugs for the male species with illustrated designs great for father's day or any other occasion. I also cater for personalised designs, so if you have anything in mind and would like to contact me to create something unique and personal just email me on the below address:

Each mug holds half a pint of tea, coffee and even beer. Not all at once of course :) If you would like to order in time for father's day or have a birthday coming up for the hubby, boyfriend, brother, uncle or granddad then get in touch. All orders are gift wrapped :)

Monday, 25 May 2015

Art in the Village Showcase

My first two day event in the lovey Derbyshire countryside at the Peak Shopping Village went well and I got to meet some very lovely fellow talented artists. Having had a very hectic few months dealing with lifes strifes and juggling alot on my dinner plate, I have Introduced some new pieces to my collection that I have been working on. My hard work has paid off with having some lovely feedback and interest over the two days. 

I would like to thank all for stopping by and taking an interest in my stall. I hope to be adding my new work to my etsy shop and website in due course. In the meantime if you would like to order any of my bespoke pieces then please feel free to drop me an email:

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sheffield Artisan Market

A busy week preparing for the Sheffield Artisan Market showcasing my wares. This was my first visit to the city and apart from the whirlwind fun of the windy, it was a lovely day  I had a lovely response from the day and some new fans of my work. I thought I would share some of the photos from the day and see if you can spot some new pieces available. 

If you would like to order any of my wares from the day or even interested in following me then check out my etsy page or email me for more.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

A Landscape Challenge

After a visit to an art shop picking up materials for some recently commissioned work, I couldn't resist picking up a large canvas and setting myself a challenge. Having no idea or plan on what to paint I just chose a colourful palette of colours and started a base coat and the rest is what follows. 

I never was much of a painter and with no previous desire to paint I guess I have surprised myself. I had done a few still life classes at art college which included sketching and painting objects and then moving on to life models. With a love of colour and a techinque I have picked up along the way, I decided to try something a little different....a landscape. 

The painting details a scenery of Dovedale, a beautiful place that holds fond memories and a silhouette of the city to which has been my home for the last couple of years. In the painting there are hidden meanings and references close to my heart. I have taken photos of my step by step progress from start to finish. I have also complied a short video of my documentation which I will upload very soon.  

'Moon light city soul within a beautiful place'