May the road rise up to meet you (Hollow of His hand)
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/
Watercolour and ink
23.5 x 17 cm
In a private collection
We had a beautiful snowy winter, and I love the lacy outline of trees against the sky, so this made a wonderful combination. I used watercolour to put in the sky and snow, and then added the trees using ink.
I design and draw illustrations for use in publicity and books.
The picture of Martha (amongst others) was for a book called ‘Assembly Lines’, written by Andrew Smith, with ideas for school assemblies.
The Gaelic Blessing
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!’
20 x 30 cm
I wanted to combine the fish, drawn with detail in pen, with the background weed painted in ink on wet paper.