In April by Kate England

 Illustration of Sara Danius. Swedish professor of literature, essayist and writer. Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy 2015-2018.

Illustration of Sara Danius. Swedish professor of literature, essayist and writer. Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy 2015-2018.

On My Mind Just Now

  • The Ebb & Flow of Creativity: 2017 was a year of ebb. I hope 2018 will have flow! 
  • Film:  The House by the Sea (French: La villa) with June. 
  • TV: The Big Painting Challenge and Countryfile. BBC One
  • In my Kitchen: Pomegranates, dill, cannellini beans, radishes, walnuts and salmon.  
  • Sketching: Dancers. Motion. Swing, modern, ballet and an elite gymnast. 
  • On my Palette: Rebel Red. 
  • On my Mind: The public scandal in the Swedish Academy. Sara Danius. Feminism. 
  • On my Balcony: Daffodils. Sage. Classic garden lights: solar powered string of bulbs. 

Free Printable Colouring Book - Thanks a Bunch by Kate England

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I turned this illustration into a free printable colouring book. I think of this image as Blooms Between, or Thanks a Bunch, and it would be lovely to colour and keep. Just as perfect as giving it away as a birthday card or thank-you note.

A hand holds a bunch of flowers and leaves. There are roses, clematis, and bluebells. A butterfly lands on the tip of a finger. Perhaps the butterfly is a messenger? 

I'd love to see what you create! I hope you have fun making this colouring page your own!

 Free printable colouring page by Kate England. Roses, bluebells, clematis joined into a bunch. 

Free printable colouring page by Kate England. Roses, bluebells, clematis joined into a bunch. 

My First Font: Sweet Peas by Kate England

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I've always dreamed of making my own font and this summer when I was on holiday I got the chance to dig into the project. On rainy days and sometimes during the evenings, I'd sit down with a cup of tea, turning my calligraphy handwriting into a font that has multilingual support. The font's name, Sweet Peas Font, is inspired by the garden. 

Sweet Peas Font is a bohemian, modern calligraphy font. A hand written artistic typeface, full of energy and playful elegance. It's a free spirit.