Thursday, 26 November 2009

Sunshine amongst greyness

It has been continually grey and dull here recently but there have been rays of sunshine in the form of Art Exchange envelopes coming through my letterbox. Thanks for making my day to Mandy, Flora and Buel. Not only have I received these wonderful illustrations but I now have their blogs to inspire me too. So go and have a peek, you'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Another doodle to the track that always inspires me by India Arie - strength, courage and wisdom. When I listen to this I feel that anything is possible - it lifts my heart. I've actually had my first music doodle published this month in Uppercase magazine - I'm so proud (as you can see!). I received my copy yesterday - what a great publication - chock a block full of creativity - check it out here.

© 2009 nicky linzey design for Illustration Friday

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Roasting Chestnuts

While walking on Sunday we came across loads of gigantic chestnuts, obviously brought down by the wild weather, so we had to have a fire that night to roast them. Unfortunately the prongs on my toasting fork had broken so Gra rigged up a makeshift brazier from an empty beer can. (We certainly know how to live in our house!) They were yummy, sweet and fat, a great accompanyment to 'come dine with me'.

Sunday, 15 November 2009


The weather this weekend has been very unbalanced - gale force winds, torrential rain, sunshine, hail storms, thunder . . .
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Monday, 2 November 2009


I was stuck for an idea this week - Illustration Friday's word is 'skinny'. That is until I went to see The September Issue last night. It was fascinating, Grace Coddington stole the show in my opinion. If you love fashion go and see it!
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