Thursday, 15 July 2010


A week ago today on July 8th my Mum and Dad's dog Ellie had to be put to sleep. She was the sweetest dog and My Jack Russell's best friend.
Ellie was found by a lorry driver, wandering on a motorway in Liverpool, never claimed, she was eventually shipped down to Brighton RSPCA where they thought she would stand more chance of getting a home.
We went there looking for a dog and she chose my Mum as her new owner. It took her a long time to settle in, she didn't bark for over a year - in fact we thought she couldn't. (She made up for this later in life though!) She sat on her bed in the kitchen huddled in the corner, scared of her own shadow, eventually realising what a lovely, safe, new home she had - filled with love and she responded accordingly. She was nearly 14 when she died and we all miss her so much.
© 2010 nicky linzey for Illustration Friday

Thursday, 8 July 2010

I'm surrounded

It seems I'm surrounded by giants this week. I went for an evening walk up to Goodwood and came across this amazing sculpture by Nic Fiddian-Green. My photos don't do this justice as it was a murky evening, but the colours and textures and pure size of this piece were astounding. 

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

More giants

Had a lovely afternoon on Sunday walking around this dreamy garden, amongst these giant wire animals by Julian Broad. (I can't find a link to him unfortunately).

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


I picked over 12 lbs of gooseberries from just one bush on my allotment - some of them were giants!
© 2010 nicky linzey for illustration friday

Thursday, 1 July 2010


Visually I tend to look for natural organic structures but the other day I noticed these.
Are my patterns changing?