Welcome to my fourth newsletter! Welcome to my new subscribers who entered my giveaway, the winner is Jennifer Moore - congratulations!
This newsletter is houses and hills, some quite nice monsters and a touch of Disney. 
As always, I'd love to hear your feedback!

From my Sketchbook
This is from my sketchbook, clearly I currently have houses on the brain! This image was made using printed textures I had previously made and cutting and collaging them and drawing into it. It's something I'd like to play with more, I think it would make lovely fabric too.
In promoting my shop on Instagram, I was struggling to think up a new way to show pictures of my houses. In a moment of inspiration I remembered this roll of 'road' tape I'd brought ages ago from Tiger and I got the idea for making a street. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out - what do you think?
From my Store
There are lots of quite nice monsters up to no good in this Monster Colouring In Poster from my etsy store. If you need present ideas for creative kids (or adults!) who like to colour, there's also two other designs featuring some mischievous birds. The posters come in a sturdy cardboard tube (perfect for making periscopes with afterwards!) with a set of lovely wooden colouring pencils. It's also a handy activity all neatly packaged up to take wherever you are.

The idea for the quite nice monsters came from a doodle of a monster and then another and another... I then composed the colouring in poster around the smallest monster making the biggest noise. Some of my favourites have been turned into a badge set too.  

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Interesting stuff
My dose of inspiration this week is a beautiful book on the work of Eyvind Earle. The book shows much of his work as a background artist for Disney in particular for his work on ' Sleeping Beauty'.

The stunning backgrounds are very stylised with long panels being broken up by his very straight tall thin trees that Earle has come to be known for. The look of the film was quite revolutionary for Disney and I think it remains one of Disney's most beautiful and stylish films. Although my style of illustration is very different, I've been influenced by the sense of scale he uses in his work.
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