I’ve just added some new stickers to my Etsy store – Happy Mail Day – and they were made with teachers in mind. I’m lucky enough to have quite a few teachers in my life and they are all so passionate about what they do – they sure are an inspiring bunch. Oh and a lot of them share my love for stickers too so I feel a special kinship!

If you’re a teacher, or if you know one, make sure you sign up for my weekly newsletter. I’ll be sharing a few discount codes later in the month so make sure you don’t miss out!


These gorgeous creations of London-based artist Abigail Brown are the only kind of animals that should be ever be stuffed or mounted on a wall. Abigail is most widely known for her bird sculptures, which have been sold and exhibited across the globe and featured in magazines such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Elle Decoration.

Abigail Brown
Bear – paper mâché sculpture

Abigail Brown
G-Squizz – Animal God sculpture

Abigail Brown
Tiger – paper mâché head

Abigail Brown
Ulli – animal God sculpture

Abigail Brown
Indian Jackal – paper mâché head

Abigail Brown
Rose Crowned Fruit Dove

An Ashley Percival Giveaway!

Two years ago I featured the gorgeous animal art of the super talented illustrator Ashley Percival. His animal illustrations have a kind of laid back, magical quality that would work so well in a nursery or kid’s room (or grown-ups room too – I’m a big fan of this one!).

I was so happy that Ashley got in touch last week to let me know that he had a bunch of limited edition prints available on his Etsy store. They are, of course, so lovely and would make a great inclusion in anyone’s art collection. Oh and they are perfect Christmas pressies too. Want to win one? Keep reading!

This one has been exhibited on the London Tube!
Owl of the Night.

Christmas cards too!

Ashley has also designed a range of Christmas cards featuring his animals that will be sold online and off (the range will be hitting Paperchase very soon).

Win! Win! Win!

Ashley has graciously offered to send 4 limited edition prints (of your choice) to one of you very lucky readers! There are a few ways to enter so get cracking! (Ashley will send the prints anywhere in the world too. Thanks Ashley!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway


I’ve never really understood the whole animal-head-on-a-wall thing. To me, it’s a little creepy. I’m thinking Wolfram Kampffmeyer from Paperwolf agrees.

Wolfram studied computer animation at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany and was a pro at creating virtual 3D models. He decided to take things one step further and Paperwolf was born. I think they look a billion times better than the real thing.

So say no to sad little animal heads. Say yes to Paperwolf!

a – Lion
b – Stag
c – Unicorn
d – Bear

For the love of pets

I am a bona fide animal lover. I love them all; cats, dogs, lizards, birds. It doesn’t matter what they are, I love them. I’ve been lucky enough to have shared my life with some wonderful pets – a neighbour’s cat that we adopted and named Pickle O’Brien, a Rottweiler that my brother named after his then favourite band – Jovi, my beautiful dog Benny who passed away three years ago (he was 10) and our cat Jasper who also passed at the ripe old age of 14. We have two cats now, Lai and Ruby, and even though it hurts like hell when you lose them, I know that the time I spend loving them will far outweigh any sadness I may feel later.

We love our pets with all of our heart. Want a way to commemorate your darling pet? Why not commission a pet portrait!

1. Under the Num Num Tree
2. Pet Zoiup.
3. Danica Novgorodoff.
4. Katie Grove.
5. Peggy Ferguson.
6. Lili Di Prima