Category: Travel

1440 Multiversity Workshops Announcement!

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a good day so far. This is just a little ‘save the date’ announcement for those who expressed interest in my teaching over at 1440 Multiversity in California, USA. You can read my previous announcement on the blog here. The dates have been confirmed & I’ll be part of […]

#NationalGardeningWeek

Happy #NationalGardeningWeek! This is the UK’s biggest celebration of gardening & runs from Monday 29th April to Sunday 5th May 2019. The tag was started by the wonderful RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) & this year they’re calling all gardeners to share their love of home-grown produce with the theme ‘Edible Britain’.  Rachael has recently been volunteering at Arley […]

California Dreaming

Rachael recently announced that she’ll be joining the 1440 Multiversity faculty as a guest tutor and workshop host & we would love a little help! The programme will run across 5 days at a stunning location in California, in early 2020 (check out the 1440 Multiversity website for some stunning images). Think epic woodlands, hot tubs, delicious food, […]

Cuban Design Adventures!

I’ve just been lucky enough to get to go on my second visit to Colour Heaven aka Havana, Cuba! For this trip I avoided the main routes around the city & went off the beaten track a little more to capture an array of colour palettes & to purposely see many different sights to last time, […]

Wabi Sabi by Beth Kempton

I’m so excited for my friend & business partner Beth Kempton who has just released her second book ‘Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life’. Beth’s first book ‘Freedom Seeker’ was truly immense & this new one is just as much of a gem! I wanted to wait for the right moment to […]

Plant Girl Iris on Instagram

Hello lovely people, for those of you that know me well or have followed me for a while will know I’m a creative soul who juggles a lot of things & I always love to learn. At the moment I’m furthering my knowledge in the botanical world to compliment my design studio work & I […]

Plant Girl IRIS

I’m up to all sorts of randomness as per usual. Story of my life & career! If it’s to do with creativity or learning then I have a thing with a lot of serendipitous occurrences following me around. To cut a long story short, I’ve been drawing plants & nature for my job for over […]

Summer colour inspiration

My summer has been so full of colourful inspiration from trips around flower shows to gigs in London, I’ve spotted so much around me. This pretty rainbow flowered R I spotted at the RHS Tatton Park flower show. Gorgeous tropical flowers from a gift given for my birthday. Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to […]

Beautiful Drawing Retreat

I was fortunate enough to stay at the stunning Offa’s Pitch fairly recently & call it work whilst I locked myself away in the beautiful Shropshire countryside for a few days as a part of a little drawing retreat. I was in desperate need of some sketching time for a new design collection & the setting […]

Havana Design Work Trip

I’ve decided to go another design adventure in November & H A V A N A is the next destination for me! I love travel & I feel very lucky to have visited many countries & in recent years, there’s been a fair amount of overseas travel for work too which I know is a […]