I have recently created 50 illustrations in my sketchbook under the theme of emotions… here are some of the positive emotions - happy, love, hopeful, excited, confident and joy - with cats, elephants, snails, hedgehogs and dogs involved too!
After watching My Octopus Teacher (a film about a filmmaker’s unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest, learning as the animal shares the mysteries of her world), and completely loving it, I saw an illustration challenge on instagram from Jehane Ltd, to be a guest artist in Caring Colouring 3. They publish a colouring book every Spring as a charity fundraiser, and artists around the world are invited to submit their art as a guest artist. 100% of all profits are donated to a different charity each year and 2021 is the Sea Change Project.
The campaign has been started by parents’ groups and children’s illustrators, who are worried about climate change and want to push for a brighter, safer future for our children. It is open to everyone. This is the illustration I created;
I love creating retirement gifts to encourage relaxation, and enjoyment of some hard-earned freedom! We have nice big cards (big enough for everyone to sign), sweet coffee mugs, storage sacks for fishing and golfing fans, shopping bags, and lovely prints for the home.