It's that time of year again in Brussels when people I know or friends of friends are leaving, so I've been drawing leaving presents for people. This one was for a friend of a friend, who wanted to fit in as many memories as she could for them of where they lived and all the … Continue reading Leaving Presents
Sadly some friends of ours have recently moved back to the UK, so I did them this cartoon as a goodbye present. We had some friends visiting a few weeks ago with their sons and the kids all held hands as we did a super fast tour of Brussels whilst the sun was out.
One of my new years resolutions was to only order vegetarian food in restaurants and to learn more vegetarian food recipes so I could cut down at home too. I lasted about 3 months ordering only vegetarian food at restaurants, then 3 months of ordering vegetarian/fish dishes and then after that I gave up and … Continue reading Trying (and failing) to cut down on meat
As our one return flight per year for our family (I've written numerous blog posts on flying less and how important it is to combat climate change) we booked a trip to Piedmont in Italy so we could go to a friends wedding. It was absolutely beautiful there and this is my cartoon of the … Continue reading Italian summer
I drew this for a friend of a friend who's leaving Brussels in a couple of months time.
Kerry, one of the local community group leaders for the Brussels Childbirth Trust is sadly moving abroad. As part of her leaving present I drew her a cartoon of her and her family in the Grand Place: This is how most of our local coffee morning group meetings go. Rice crackers are indispensable.
I've been experimenting a bit more with pen and ink drawings of cities, and this is my attempt at a Brussels City Map- if you are familiar with the EU buildings you will hopefully recognise a lot of them on there..
Another painting of my 'hood, the Etangs d'Ixelles (Ixelles ponds) . Should have painted some swans into it.
We're starting to get some of those really clear crisp winter days here in Brussels which is making me really appreciate and feel inspired by the area that I live in of the city. This is an acrylic version of my Ixelles Ponds postcard: