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June 16, 2017

“It’s OK Mum, but really you need to get out more and draw real life.”   These were son’s words (age12) the other day in response to me proudly showing him a drawing I had spent some time on (from my head).

Initially the step of getting out my sketchbook ‘in public...

February 28, 2017

I am excited to be sending out 20 of my handmade books to strategic people. Some are personal and some are larger organisations/charities who will be sharing and using it in group settings, then giving me some feedback on how it works. So far the response has been very...

December 15, 2016

Moo D. Cow's Little Book of Hope is a project I am working on at the moment. It is a simple book about the power of the spoken word. Hopefully this will be will be a conversation opener and an encouragement to anyone who is feeling down. Most of the spreads are simply...

November 22, 2016

I love to drop Moo D. Cow into different situations and see how she would respond. How would she decorate a Christmas tree? Overcomplicating things again she balances on a pile of baubles, which of course all come crashing down. GASP! DISASTER! While I am drawing I oft...

November 8, 2016

Tanya Farrugia shares her creative process in the character development of Moo D. Cow

October 17, 2016

Every Monday Moo D. Cow pops up on social media to brighten your day! Today was #NationalDictionaryDay. Moo D. Cow couldn't manage a whole dictionary so she swallowed the alphabet instead. I have been busy recently creating some Nursery Art and also Christmas cards, wh...

September 26, 2016

I am planning to spend more time doing some very quick sketches of people and animals. Since they will not stay still I have to discipline myself to really 'see' and then draw what I see as quickly and accurately as possible and then as much as possible from memory. Ap...

September 26, 2016

I love the freedom of going somewhere on my own and drawing but it's also a great excuse to catch up with my friend, Emily (15) to practise our skills and have a chat. Yesterday we went to draw in Hainault (top). Some drawing and lots of laughter (not apparent in the i...

September 6, 2016

I have hours of fun doing this - when I am trying to paint something 'proper' I often find the dabs of colour on the page (put there to clean the brush) a lot more interesting. I often use the dabs or splat watercolour paint then look at what the shapes suggest. From t...

September 6, 2016

 A lovely time to draw - when the children are asleep! And still!

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