Here is my gorgeous Sausage now…8 years old just chillin in the sun, waiting patiently for someone to want to play…

This is another linocut for the 125 years celebration at @nttrelissick hand coloured… I am also working on an artists book for the exhibition which may include some of my preliminary oak hall ink sketches … 😊

This is my beautiful little Sausage … she is a collie cross and now 8 years old but was just 5 weeks when this was taken…she has a blue and a brown eye, someone once told me it means she is half year and half in heaven, oddly she is almost a carbon copy of a dog I had 12 years ago also a collie cross but tan and white… she was young when she died and I missed her terribly… I like to think a bit of her returned to me in Saus? However because I have had Saus from a puppy she has none of Sukies vices who was a troubled rescue dog..bless her. ❤❤❤ . . . #puppy #collie #colliecross #farmdog #myadroabledog

This is the oldest pigeon ever recorded (as far as I could find) I tell his interesting story in my bird of the month ebook do you have it yet? If you would like to read it you can receive it free of charge when you subscribe to studio insights via the link in my profile or using https://ift.tt/2OAUfYX. There are no catches just the newsletter and a 16 page ebooklet pdf download… enjoy! #freeebook #birdofthemonth #pigeonbook #pigeonzine

I have been moving these prints along a little today. Adding a little bit of light hand colouring to this linocut to celebrate 125 years of the @nationaltrust to be exhibited at @nttrelissick with @cornwall_crafts. . . . . . . #trelissickgardens #125yearsnationaltrust #linocut #printmaking #blockprinting #monoprint #reliefprinting #lino #sparrow #contemporaryart #narrative #cornwallart #wildlifeart #birdart #birdartist #wildbird #illustration #naturalworld #contemporaryprintmaking #humananimalrelationship #get_imprinted #ukprintmakers #printmaker #oneofforiginal #anthrozoology

Poor Desmond …not stuck but brambles all wrapped around his legs like manacles… he had to come in for a bit of a tidy up, he wasnt impressed bless him… but he did get a few extra nuts. . . . . . #desmondthesheep #lambs #countryside #countrylife #farmlife #countryliving #joyofsheep #animalassistedinterventions #mindfulness #sheep #shetlandsheep #animalassistedtherapy #sheepofinstagram #loveofsheep #naturetherapy #wellbeing #smallholding #sheep #onthefarm

Do you have your February the month. It possibly should have been called in love and war… Pigeons such interesting and surprising birds. If you would like to see what I have gathered together this bird of the month you can receive it free of charge if you subscribe to studio insights via the link in my profile or using https://ift.tt/2OAUfYX. There are no catches just the newsletter and a 16 page ebooklet pdf download… enjoy! #freeebook #birdofthemonth #pigeonbook #pigeonzine

I love to just play with bits and bobs in my studio and watch at the possibilities unfolding, it’s such a creative process for me…it allows me to play because I am not trying to make a good drawing 😂 which often inhibits my creativity and enjoyment. I find myself putting all sorts of things in my way so that I dont get wrapped up in the detail of making a good drawing 🤦‍♀️😊

I just love these bits of paper, accidental wonderfulness, it was a mask for a linocut that I did placed over the print so the background would not print onto the bird… I doubt k could make them on purpose though, it’s the lack of planning that created them that i like so much i think. 😊 #happyaccident

Out and about today, visited a local country park where there is one of the largest rockerys in cornwall… I love the call of Rooks… too many people for me and lots of over feeding but the rooks like it because they get fed…so do the mobs of squirrels, geese, ducks, swans, black headed gulls and lots of rats 😂 . . .. . . . . #linocut.#printmaking #blockprinting #monoprint #reliefprinting #lino #utbanbird #farmlandbirds #contemporaryart #narrative #cornwallart #wildlifeart #birdart #birdartist #wildbird #artiststudio #art #illustration #mixedmedia #wildlife #naturalworld #mixedmedia #contemporaryprintmaking #humananimalrelationship #get_imprinted #ukprintmakers .#rook #printmaker #oneofforiginal #anthrozoology

This is Desmond when I first met him…being transported home in a cardboard box bless him, just a few days old. . . . . . #lambs #enjoythemoment #countryside #countrylife #farmlife #countryliving #joyofsheep #animalassistedinterventions #mindfulness #natureassistedinterventions #sheep #shetlandsheep #animalassistedtherapy #sheepofinstagram #loveofsheep #naturetherapy #wellbeing #smallholding #sheep #onthefarm

I am delighted to hear that the first print run of #red67 has now sold out.. but still saddened that it has to exist, I must do a flick through of it for you all soon… I feel very honoured to have been asked to take part and submit artwork for the RED SIXTY SEVEN book and well done to everyone else involved ( @_BTO & @red67book @99_birds ) #bto #rspb #yolobirder #redlist You can still order here for the next print run…. https://ift.tt/2RpCayt for more ) The launch is on February 14th. . You can pre-order the book and purchase other merchandise from the website below now. Red Sixty Seven is a collaboration between 67 authors and 67 artists with a single goal: to raise funds to support conservation work aiming to reverse the declines of our most at-risk birds. Contributors include Chris Packham, Ann Cleeves, Samuel West, Natalie Bennett, David Lindo, Gill Lewis, Darren Woodhead, Carry Akroyd, Jane Smith and Patrick Barkham. ​ All of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to BTO and RSPB to further their work on Red-listed birds. Red Sixty Seven is 67 love letters to our most vulnerable species, each beautifully illustrated by some of the best wildlife artists around, showcasing a range of styles as varied as the birds in these pages. Our hope is that the book will bring the Red List to a wider audience whilst raising funds for the charities working to help the birds most at need. ​ My bird was the Balearic Shearwater, I have a particularly soft spot for Shearwaters (although Manx) having spent some time on Skoholm and Skomer Islands, we have them visiting our waters around Cornwall. To support 67 redlisted species, It is a collaboration in 67 beautiful illustrated love letters to our most threatened birds @Red67book #Red67 #bto #rspb #yolobirder #redlist #illustratedbook #illustration https://ift.tt/2RpCayt