Month in Review // May 2016


Another month, another recap of what I've been creating and enjoying.

Happiness is a Warm Puppy - Watercolour Illustration of a Shiba Inu Dog in a Scarf by Karen Murray of A Rose Cast
Watercolour Fan Art Illustration of Willow Rosenberg, from Joss Whedon's supernatural TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Watercolor illustration of Haruki Murakami's novel Sputnik Sweetheart by illustrator / artist Karen Muray of A Rose Cast
June Freebie - Glasses Pattern Weekly Planner & Wallpapers by illustrator and designer A Rose Cast

New Creations


Wish List // 6 Creations by Independent Makers Who Celebrate Feminism and Gender Equality, featuring Feminism is Cool Iron-on Embroidered Patch by Midge Blitz
Loved Linked // 6 Bloggers Who Share and / or Create Beautiful Free Tech Wallpapers
Creative Spotlight // 6 Photographer-Artists Who Create Fantasical Landscapes Through Photo Manipulation

What I’ve been Loving and Lusting Over


Me with the Hachiko Statue at Shibuya Station, Tokyo on Instagram
Kamakura Beach, Japan, at Sunset on Instagram
Sketching cute houses on Instagram
Toby cat 'helping' me work on Instagram

Snapshots

  • Me with the Hachiko Statue at Shibuya Station, Tokyo back in October! Life goal achieved!
  • Kamakura Beach at sunset. This was the perfect way to end an amazing day. My first time seeing and touching the Pacific Ocean. Is it obvious I’m dying to go back to Japan?
  • Sketching cute houses. I’m thinking of offering custom home/shop illustrations as a service. What do you think?
  • Toby cat ‘helping’ me work. He was napping with his chest and arms on top of all of my planners and sketch books.
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Other Happenings This Month

  • Reading // Trying to get through Radiance by Catherynne M. Valente. Love her books, and enjoying this one, but for some reason isn’t an easy read. It’s a very unusual format. Took time off to quickly devour Landline by Rainbow Rowell. Sometimes you need an easy but satifying read when you have a difficult book to get through. (Follow me on Goodreads)
  • Watching // Finished season 2 of Better Call Saul. Very awesome.
  • Listening // Remembering how much I loved The Presidents of the United States of America as a pre-teen/teenager in the 90s
  • Playing // Finally finished Bioshock. Uncharted 2 next?
  • Eating // Chia Seed Pancakes. I’ve been trying to find recipes for treat food that reduce the amount of saturated and trans fats, and these were amazing! Though may cut out the salt completely next time as that’s a lot of salt! (Okay, maybe that is as we ate them between two people, not four …)
  • Learning // How to create nice looking patterns in Photoshop
  • Doing // Looks of planning for new products, especially custom illustration work, and items for Studio Souk in Belfast and a convention I have a stall at in October


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Karen Murray of A Rose Cast

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I'm an illustrator & designer from the UK, producing my own products as well as custom illustration for clients, both big and small.

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