Monday, 22 August 2016

Tallinn Walls

Today I'm sharing an illustration of one of my favourite places from our holiday to the Baltics: Tallinn, Estonia. The whole place felt like we were in the middle of a medieval fairytale, so I of course absolutely loved the entire day!
As you can probably imagine I took hundreds of pictures of these while we were there and they've given me lots of inspiration for new illustration! Starting with these old walls with fairytale turrets that surrounded the old town. 

I'll be working on some more illustrations inspire by Tallinn in the next few weeks :)

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Custom Travel Maps

A new product has landed in my Etsy shop:

Pick a selection of your favourite places you've travelled to (or would like to visit in the future) and the landmarks/objects that you associate with them and I'll create you your very own custom travel map! Head to the shop listing for more information on pricing, lead times etc. and get in touch if you have any questions!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Snap snap: 11/08/16

Its been a while since I wrote a 'Snap snap" post, so I thought I'd stop in and share a few updates of what I've been up to lately...

Of course an update of life lately wouldn't be complete without a picture of Beabea. Lots of cuddles have been happening as always.

Picnics in Greenwich Park. We made the most of that really warm week and I met Jamie in the park after work for a picnic dinner.

A lovely, long overdue catch up with one of my wonderful bridesmaids.

My wedding scrapbook is filling up with lots of ideas, sketches and quotes!

We've made lots of progress on actually planning the wedding too, including picking our cars! There's much more about our wedding plans over on the Bea & Bloom blog too.

I've been working on some designs for  my upcoming wedding stationery business, Bea & Bloom.

Last weekend we took Beabea out for the day to Danson Park. She had lots of fun running around, making friends, chasing birds and sharing our lunch!

Hopefully I'll get back to sharing these more often! In the mean time you can follow me on Instagram and Snapchat (emillustration) for snippets of daily life.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Russian Dolls

In all the drawings I'd been doing of our trip around the Baltics, I realised last week that I hadn't yet illustrated one of my favourite things from the whole trip: Matryoshka Dolls (or Russian/nesting dolls)
Of course that had to change immediately, so I've designed a set of 5 dolls inspired by this pattern based on mosaics on the ceilings of the Church of the Savior on Blood.
Here they all are in more detail:

Monday, 8 August 2016

Introducing Bea & Bloom

You may have seen on my various social media profiles that I'm in the process of starting up a brand new business. Bea & Bloom will be launching soon selling a range of illustrated wedding stationery, all designed by me.
A temporary homepage is now set up at, and I've shared a few wedding related posts on the new blog (this is where I'll be sharing my own wedding planning updates from now on so if you're interested in reading about that head over there and give the new blog follow).

To be the first to know when the website launches fully, sign up to the mailing list here.

You can also follow along on Bea & Bloom's own social media pages:
Facebook   |   Twitter   |   Instagram

There I'll be sharing lots of updates on the site, designs in progress and details on our launch date.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Over & Over: From Russia part III

Today I've got the third and final instalment of patterns inspired by the Church of the Savior on Blood. These two are inspired by the impressive mosaics that cover the interior walls of the church. 

Monday, 1 August 2016

Over & Over: From Russia part II

Today I have the second set of patterns inspired mosaics and tiles in the Church of the Savior on Blood in St Petersburg. This pair are based on the floor tiles in the church, as well as some of the patterned borders around the wall mosaics.