More exciting things to come with Bambino very soon!
I've been collaborating with the amazing company Bambino Crayons who recently appeared on the BBC television show Dragon's Den. It was a fantastic surprise to see some of my artwork appearing on the show. I previously designed a colouring sheet for Bambino which popped up during the episode. The Sheet itself will soon be available to download from the official Bambino website but I've added a little sneak peak below...
I want to say a huge thank you to the BBC and Bambino for featuring my artwork on the show.
More exciting things to come with Bambino very soon!
Bambino are unlike crayons I've used before, I often colour in and draw with my 2 year old nephew. Even he has moved on from wax crayons as I think he found them frustrating to use. The wax kind certainly don't have a nice texture and depending on the brand they can often be faded and dull. I came across the Bambino crayons on Instagram and ordered a box out of curiosity, I'm so pleased I did! Firstly I love the tiny animal designs on the wrappers, they are so cute and kids will always notice and appreciate little details like those (I know my nephew will).
Straight away I could tell that the clay crayons are much smoother and more satisfying to use, you don't get those awful clumps that you can with wax. The colours pop brilliantly due to the high quality of pigment and they blend beautifully too. I'm going to buy a bigger box for my nephew for his birthday, I'm sure he's going to love them. (They are also easy to clean and erase which is a huge plus.) Although I'm sure these will be huge favourites with adults too because of their higher quality and large range of colours. Thank you Bambino!
You can find their full range here at bambinocrayons.com
I wanted to wish everyone who celebrates a blessed and happy Ramadan!
I’ve created some Ramadan colouring sheets with Hobbycraft, you can choose between a Ramadan Countdown or Temple design, or both! They are available to download for free on the official Hobbycraft Ideas website (link below). Please don’t forget to tag me and Hobbycraft in your colouring pics. We would love to see them!
You can find the colouring sheets on the official
Hobbycraft website available to download for free here.
Keep a look out for the Eid designs coming soon too!
Enjoy and stay safe,
I hope you all have a lovely Pancake Day! I've popped together this simple pancake recipe and colouring sheet, available to download for free below. I hope you like it and please remember to tag me in your finished sheet pics,
I'd love to see them!
To download the full A4 version, simply click on the link below and colour away!
I'll be live with Hobbycraft TV today giving a drawing demonstration with Uni Ball pens. I've created a simple worksheet to use along with the demo to help you learn some basic drawing techniques. Please feel free to download it using the link below, print and draw along with me during the session . You're also welcome to ask questions in the comments and I'll try and answer them for you either during the live session or in the comments afterwards.
Pop over to the Official Hobbycraft Facebook page to watch live at 11:30am. See you there!
Please click the link below to down the full quality worksheet
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has sent photos of their colouring sheets, they are absolutely beautiful! The response to the Colour in Chester and Save Our Zoo sheets was amazing and I'm so glad you enjoyed them. I've had such kind and wonderful feedback from so many people including schools and organisations who have asked to use the designs. It's been brilliant to see how creative and supportive everyone is in our amazing city!
I love the historical city of Chester in Cheshire and feel so proud to live and work here. During the lock down I've realised I'm really missing all of the stunning places and views I've often taken for granted in the past.
This motivated me to create a colouring sheet inspired by our beautiful city featuring iconic landmarks and everything I love about Chester. I also tried to include all of my favourite places, memories and particular things I associate with Chester such as music, history, nature and wildlife. I hope I've included some of your favourites too!
I've know how relaxing and therapeutic these colouring sheets/books can be and creativity can play such a huge part in our mental well being. Pop over to ColorIt to learn more about the benefits of colouring as art therapy and meditation.
You can download lots more colouring sheets from the Hobbycraft website too, simply follow this link.
You're welcome to download the full image below for free, simply print it out and colour away.
(If you're colouring with pens or felt tips I'd recommend printing on bleed proof marker paper for best results)
I was incredibly proud and happy to support the wonderful event 'Postcards from The Edge' this year by donating a piece of original artwork for their 17th Annual Benefit. This year the event was hosted by the Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York City and featured stunning artwork by artists from all over the world. The benefit raises money to support the organisation Visual Aids and gets bigger and bigger every year. The artwork I donated titled 'Dragon Skin' is a postcard sized mixed media piece which is the start in a series I will create over the coming year.
It was so incredible to see a piece of my artwork up in a gallery in New York and I will continue to support Visual Aids anyway I can, please pop over to their face book page to see more of the beautiful artwork from the exhibition!
- Visual Aids Facebook.