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I was determined to do something creative today, and here it is. It could make a nice wrapping paper for Mothers’ Day.

I drew it in pen and ink in my Moleskine which I am mostly not brave enough to use, it being rather nice and all!

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TYC is a new project to showcase creative people under 25. It is run as a WordPress blog which is nice and accessible. This is a feature about me which can be seen here (notice the ‘recent’ photo!).

It’s really great to see work from people my age. These are Anna and Emma‘s blogs, friends from uni who are also on TYC.

If you fit the criteria and would like to be featured go here!

Let me know what you think please, it’s unfinished, any suggestions welcome. I will finish when I get time! Click the pic for full size.

I love magazines. Glossy ones especially, occasionally I do enjoy a quick peek at a celebrity trash mag but generally the glossier the better.

I stumbled across Hi-Fructose Magazine this week, it’s a contemporary art magazine much in the same vein as Juxtapoz, although it is a quarterly – so possibly more glossy. They have an evolution of James Jean special which looks fantastic (and also completely sold out). The inside of the magazine is beautifully designed too. Again an American magazine, it used to be sold in Borders. If anyone can suggest where I might find one in Bristol I’d be very grateful as it features a lot of my favourite artists and many who were at the ‘Art from the New World’ exhibition.

Candy Magazine is a free online magazine by an independent collective. It has a wide variety of styles which is really nice and all the back copies are also available on their website, also for free.

For glossy fashion mags, POP and iD reign supreme in my opinion, although LOVE is also, erm, lovely (aside from an irritating website). The perfection of airbrushed photoshoots and bright colours win me over every time, the content is lower down on the priority list.

Now if only someone could combine these styles of flawless beautiful colour, brand new artists with inspiring editorial we would have a magazine to rule them all!

I am endeavoring to write a blog every week and be part of the WordPress ‘BlogaWeek’ challenge so my posts will quite possibly be shorter but definitely more regular.

I have just started a two-day-a-week internship at Inspired Times Magazine and so far I’m really enjoying being able to do some design work again. This week I’ve been working on some bits for the 10th Anniversary issue of Backpax magazine, having InDesign open was a bit of a shock to the system but everything seems to be coming back to me fairly quickly! I’m really looking forward to doing some illustration and maybe even editorial for the publications as well so hopefully I’ll have more ‘inspiration’ to do my own work too.