Thursday, 17 January 2013

Publication day!

'The Shape of my Heart' is finally released into the big wide world today! It's a book for  2 - 5 year olds, written by the amazingly talented Mark Sperring and published by Bloomsbury. Here are a couple of pages...

"This is the shape of our eyes. And these are the shapes we might see"

"Something  hot! Or something cold? Something savoury? Or sweet!"

Friday, 7 October 2011

Print & Pattern 2 - Bowie Style

This lovely new book was published this week and I am delighted to be in included! It features 100 amazing designers including some of my absolute favourites - Marimekko, Rob Ryan, Donna Wilson, Jane Foster and My Darling Clementine. ISBN: 978-1856697927

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Rob Ryan for Haiti

The most excellent Rob Ryan has designed a new limited edition print (200 copies)to raise money for Haiti. Each print is £200 and all the profit made after Etsy and Paypal charges will go to Haiti (£186 per print). The aim is to raise a massive £37,200!

Each print measures 54.3 cm wide by 39cm high, printed using water based inks onto Heritage Woodfree 315gsm paper which measures 68.5cm wide by 51cm high

Go to Rob's blog/shop/website for more details. Please spread the word...

Thanks!! Alys xx

Thursday, 27 January 2011


I'm doing a big clear out at the moment and I found this flyer I did years ago. I remember having too many of Bjorn and Lindsy's 'hott love waffles' - they were amazing!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Girls Who Draw

Roll up, roll up! This year's Girls Who Draw' postcard book is out now and the lovely ladies very kindly asked me to be involved in this year's 'Magic' issue. Apologies for the awful photos, they really don't do it justice.
Featuring work from Karoline Rerrie, Kate Hindley (who also designed the amazing front cover), Anke Weckmann, Gemma Correll, Currentstate, Mary Kilvert, Yee Ting Kuit, Sarah Ray, Beth Morrison, Ruth Green and myself.

A book of 22 postcards is £7, available from my esty shop and through all the other girls' shops too.

Look here for more details and much better photos:

Saturday, 25 September 2010


Well it's Autumn, officially the best season! After some severe Esty shop and blog neglect it is time to pull my socks up!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Alasdair Paterson - On the governing of empires

My Dad has a new collection of poetry out today! His poems are extraordinary and I find them endlessly inspiring. I have to admit I been shamelessly plundering Dad's poems for ideas for many years and I know they will keep me well stocked up for the rest of my days. One line that I always come back to in his poem 'Fishermen' spurs me on to keep on plugging away..."and everything that matters is just about to happen".