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Using my doodle

Living aboard a boat certainly has its ups and downs, but I absolutely adore it. I’ve also started to findthat it is changing the way that I work.¬†Without internet or a computer on the boat, I have turned to a lost art – the sketch book. And I’ve been loving it!

Weaning yourself off computers can be tough. We rely on them so much these days and they do speed things up when working, but I also think something is lost when using a computer.

Kate and Andy’s wedding was quite inspirational for me, as I really wanted to create something unique and lovely for them and I have spent lots of time doodling and coming up with ideas and new styles with only the aid of a pencil and a good pen. I’ve been absolutely loving getting back to basics and I’m really excited by some of the things that have come out of it. I’ve started creating more handwritten typography, which has given me a new lease of life with my work. I enjoy nothing more than a little peaceand quiet, the cat sleeping by my feet, the gentle rocking of the boat and my sketchbook and pens.