Friday, 30 May 2008

Cornwall collage

Pictures from Cornwall - soooo blue!

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

worry beads

This was a hard subject for me on IF this week - worry - as I try not to do it & I am getting much better at not worrying. It is such a waste of time - nothing ever happens as I think it will! So I've used one of my bead illustrations for worry beads.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Too much fun

We've just spent a week in Cornwall and had a great time - hot sun, blue skies, sparkling sea, too many magners, coastal paths, exhausted jack russell, frozen gooseberry yoghurt, mooching in mooch, kazi bread, fresh mackerel, wild flowers, butterflies, walking, photographing, drawing, carrot cake, danish pastries, fish pie, a good book, chilled rosé - I want to go back!

Tuesday, 20 May 2008


I'm definitely at my best in a landscape of wide open spaces.
This illustration for IF is a view from the village of Boisset in the Cantal region of France.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Welcome Jack

Went to my sister's last night & here's a picture of the latest addition to the family - Jacksy. He's had a hard life, in and out of different homes, been run over and had his leg bitten badly by another dog, so it's no wonder he was so nervous when my sister got him. He's been with them for a month now & is settling in really well, infact he's a different dog.
Not a particularly good photo of him but he was desperate for sausages from the barbeque and wouldn't sit still.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

More tulip beauty

Isn't this parrot tulip just gorgeous?

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

At his best too

Gray played live the other Friday, he's been working with jojo only a few weeks and this was their first performance playing songs he's written.


Dreams are done and the daylight comes
You know the morning’s here
As we rise and open eyes
I feel that you are near

If this is all about devotion
Then it’s all about you and then me
If love is deeper than the ocean
Then it’s wild and wide and wonderful
As waves that roll across the sea

Bellissimo I told you so
And know you just can’t let me go
Bellissimo is how it is
When there is nothing left to miss
When everything is in your kiss
The day is great when it starts
When it starts like this

Dreams are done and daylight come
And show me what you bring
may not be so very much
but to me it's everything

© 2007 Gray Wilkins

Sunday, 4 May 2008


The other day I planted my runner bean seeds which I collected from last years plants. I love the patterns on the seeds & the glossiness and feel of the shiny cold beans clinking together in my hand as I plant them. They've already started to come up, the green leaves pushing through the compost, almost ready to plant out.

I've drawn them for IF this week and given them a psychedelic feel.

© Nicky Linzey 2008

At his best

My Jack Russell beaching it on Friday night.

Thursday, 1 May 2008


We've just got a new camera after spending months trying to decide what we wanted. Should it be an SLR, a tiny digital we can easily take everywhere or what? In the end a friend recommended a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18 - it had really good reviews so we took the plunge. I'm not a person who will spend ages working out settings, I'll have it on auto almost all of the time and the 18x zoom appealed to me.
We were like children when it arrived - excited! Gray always reads the manual from cover to cover but I just get on with it and it's very much trial & error. Here's one of my first pics - the pier with coloured rope caught up on the struts. This sight always fascinates me as it's forever changing and yet has taken years to build up all the colours and textures.