Monday, 31 March 2008


I spent this morning with a blackbird. It's the first opportunity I've had for some time to go to my allotment and do some digging. Each time I turned over the earth the blackbird swooped down and plucked up a fat juicy worm. He was not scared of me at all and after 2 hours I'm surprised he could still fly!
© 2007 Nicky Linzey

Saturday, 29 March 2008


The subject matter on Illustration Friday this week is 'Homage'. So I'm paying homage to Zandra Rhodes. As far as I can remember she is the first artist/designer to truly inspire me, many years ago.
© 2008 Nicky Linzey

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Reggie the wedgie

It's hard to work when you've got a jack russell wedged behind your back. We call him Reggie the wedgie when he does this, it's usually on a cold morning & he's seeking warmth. I sometimes wish I was a dog in a good home!

Saturday, 22 March 2008


The subject this week on IF is 'Pet Peeves' - I don't have many and thought I would give it a miss, however while walking on the beach I noticed so much rubbish around. I collected a few things that caught my eye and I must admit I was selective about this. My collection was based around colour, shape and pattern - there is beauty in rubbish. So here is my illustration based on my pet peeve - rubbish on the beach.
© 2008 Nicky Linzey

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Chattering Birds

On Saturday I went to have a drink with a friend whose birthday it was. As the room filled up with women, the noise level rose to fever pitch. It sounded like an aviary full of birds. I had to laugh.

Photo - © Sim Kay seng

Monday, 17 March 2008


My illustration for IF this week is my doodle to Foo Fighters, One by One. The subject is heavy so I found the heaviest CD in our collection to doodle to! It is quite unlike my usual stuff and I'm not sure that I like it but that's not the point really - I'm experimenting and doing drawings I wouldn't normally do.
© 2008 Nicky Linzey

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Illustration Friday

I've submitted this illustration to Illustration Friday, the theme is garden.
It's my doodle inspired by listening to Zero 7's The Garden.
© 2007 Nicky Linzey

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Doesn't time fly by . . .

I knew it was coming up but I can't believe I've missed it by a day. My blog was one year old yesterday - I started on 5th March 2007! I do sometimes wonder why I'm doing this but the actual task of it has inspired me and I'm definitely becoming more creative.
I read the following daily and do so respect the amount of work and the generosity of spirit that it takes to produce blogs of this standard.
All Things Considered
Cool People I Know
Crust Station
dear ada
print & pattern
The Sartorialist
wish jar
Here's to another year!