Monday, 10 June 2019

found drawing: jet trail

One fine evening.....a jet trail directly overhead, illuminated pink by the sinking sun. It was remarkable to see this pink line dominating the sky centre stage, and to see it float diagonally rightward, and in a short time, fade to blue and bluer...then nothing. 

More found drawings at drawdrawdraw on Pinterest

photos: Helen Birch

Friday, 7 June 2019

a North Devon visit

Researching and writing my newest botanial drawing, painting and illustration book has meant a new interest in garden and wild plants.
various language versions
UK/US English version should be out January 2020*

The focus of a recent north Devon holiday meant visits to gardens and artists' studios + lots of photo opportunities. 

Edited list and pics:

Hartland Abbey
Tapeley Park

photos: Helen Birch


The delightful Ann and Bill Jarvis at Clovelly Silk.
My own surface pattern deign beginnings meant it was a treat to chat to Ann about her years as head of studio at Liberty London, and to Bill about devoré print techniques...and all manner of non-related things. 


...and more print talk with Lydia Jane Duncan at Candyland Studios just down the hill in Clovelly where her studio shop is located in a beautiful fisherman's cottage.

photos from Candyland Studio's Instagram