The cat's out of the bag!
Some of you might have noticed already . . . there's a feature about me and the inspirations for my block prints in this year's Christmas issue of Country Living Magazine. If you subscribe you probably received it last week, but it will be on the news stands very soon.
I'll tell you a few behind the scenes secrets . . .
I've had to keep this under my hat for 10 months.
I designed my "Christmas 2013" designs just before last Christmas (which was weird!)
The photos, were taken by Laura Edwards early last February when Suffolk was under a blanket of snow.
I pretended to draw non-existing birds in a hedge for one of the shots.
Cheep and his hens upstage me in another photo.
The studio assistants refused to co-operate.
Before writing the article, Louise Elliot spent a whole day with me in the summer, both in my studio and visiting some of my favourite local places.
I enjoyed meeting both Louise and Laura, hope you like the feature they put together.