The Spirit Of The Moor

“The longer one stays here the more does the spirit of the moor sink into one’s soul, it’s vastness and also charm.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle When visiting Dartmoor there is a sudden feel of mystery and eeriness. Along the beautiful but daunting lanes we travelled through the moors absorbing the scarred hillsides lingering with…

First Day of Spring

It’s the first day of spring here in the UK and wow what a change we have had in weather. Only yesterday we had snow on the ground and I found myself ice skating to work (without the skates). In a hopeful attempt to bring spring our way I bought myself a little greenhouse and…

A week in Gardenstown

 Last year I spent one of the most calming holidays away in such a beautiful part of Scotland. I spent this week with no phone signal or internet connection and spent it just soaking in every moment with my boyfriend and his family and our cute little nephew. Our first day was the last day…

2018 Fresh Start

Hello again! It feels like ages since I wrote on this blog, I can’t tell you how strange it feels to be sat here typing. First I want to apologise for my absence. 2017 was a strange year for me, I can’t fully explain why but with 2018 already a few months in I can…

#GirlBoss

Whilst enjoying one of my lazy days (because we all need to kick off those shoes put on our pjs and spend the day eating junk food and binge-watching Netflix), I stumbled across the new ‘GirlBoss’ series on Netflix. I’d already heard some great reviews from Sophia Amoruso’s award winning book #Girlboss and decided to…

I want change!

It’s been a struggle lately to believe in myself and my artwork. I love creating imagery for you all to see but even though the artist has this ‘I’m only doing art for myself’ idea in their head. It’s sometimes hard to block out that feeling off failing or not being appreciated for the amount…

KINGS E.P

I’ve recently had the chance to work with P.O.P.E and Capasso Records on their debut E.P. artwork. You may have seen glimpses of the artwork on my social media accounts but here is the full preview before the digital release tomorrow. I had so much fun doing this and can’t stress how good these songs…

Drawlloween

This past week has been a strange one and I’m feeling a little bit zombie-fied. As some of you who know me well I recently said goodbye to the shop I’ve spent many interesting years in and with some amazing people. Last week was pack up week as we shut the doors for the final…

Living on the streets

Repost from an earlier blog….. Copyright of Don Mccullin Recently I’ve been watching some awesome documentaries and find myself constantly flicking through youtube, BBC Iplayer and Netflix. One of the documentaries that really stood out to me was ‘Mcullin‘. This film is about a War/ Homeless Photographer called ‘Don Mccullin’, spoken by Mcculin himself, we…

Aldred’s Artists 8-Sarah Goodreau

I’m happy to announce that I have another artist to show you as part of my ‘Aldred’s Artists’ blog posts. Since joining wordpress I found a lovely artist called Sarah Goodreau. I instantly fell in love with her dark sense of illustration and flowing shapes. Each image has a screen print quality to it and…

Iron Mouse

I’ve been recently going through bit of a decluttering stage (which is still in progress) and stumbled across an old piece of artwork that I gave my boyfriend. The artwork was a character I’d designed called Iron Mouse. A tall psychotic man who wore a tiny crop top from his younger years and underpants. He…

Aldred’s Artists 6- Jade Wylde

So it’s ‘Aldred’s Artist’s‘ day over on my blog today and I have a new artist to show you. I’ve been following this lovely lady for a few months now after reading her amazing journey through mental health and her inspiring coping methods and routines I decided to comment on one of her posts. It…