I contribute to a website, ParishPump.co.uk, that provides articles and illustrations for people across the world who produce parish magazines (including England, Scotland and Ireland, the UK, Kentucky, Tenerife, Brazil, the Outer Hebrides, Ypres, Rome, Bern, Ankara, Kowloon, Gibraltar, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Borneo and China).
The editor of the website wrote ‘Our artist Francesca is outstanding, and her
front covers each month are incredibly popular’.
23 x 16 cm
When I read the words of this prayer, I loved the image of being held snugly in God’s hand and wanted to combine it with lines of Celtic patterns and colours to go with the lines of the prayer (yellow for sunshine, green for fields, blue for wind and rain and brown for the road).
This design is available as a greetings card from the Northumbria Community online shop: http://www.northumbriacommunity.org/product/hollow-hand-greetings-card/
20 x 20 cm
When I read the words of this prayer of blessing, I wanted to combine them with a celtic-style pattern. I finally settled for this, and used inks to give the glowing colours for the background. Then I was listening to a cd of friends’ daughters singing, and realised it had a tune as well!
This design is available as a greetings card from the Northumbria Community online shop: http://www.northumbriacommunity.org/product/deep-peace-greetings-card/
Rachel chose this picture as her favourite, and says ‘This is my choice because I remember it when it was a song on a cd…watched as it developed through line drawings, noted its corrections and finally viewed the finished item. Its beautiful simplicity hardly reflects the amount of effort spent on it. It will always be my favourite!’