Hello I'm Ginette, I do graphic design, art, illustration and surface pattern design.
Here on my blog you can see the pictures i've been making, stuff I've been up to and the inspiration I found in fun places like Whistler, Canada and Oxfordshire, England.
You can also view my portfolio for more of my design work, find out about bespoke wedding stationary and take a look at the cards and prints for sale in my shop.
By Ginette, Jun 12 2019 01:00AM
This repeat pattern in for the June page of my 2019 calendar of places and patterns. Inspired by the wonderful summer fruits in our garden right now and also Peter Gabriel:
Show me round your fruit cage
Cause I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruit cage
Where the fruit is as sweet as can be
I wanna be your sledgehammer
Why don't you call my name?
By Ginette, May 9 2019 10:00AM
The moorhens are busy bringing up babies on our pond and here they are running on the lilypads in my 2019 calendar.
By Ginette, Apr 29 2019 12:00AM
Happy St George's day! Here's the April page of my 2019 calendar, featuring a pattern I designed last year for the Make it in Design summer school 2018 'fiesta folk' brief. I got inspired by English folk iconography from Pearly Kings and Queens, Morris dancers, countryside traditions and the mysterious three hares symbol.
Although most people in England probably don't celebrate St George's day - and often associate the English flag with football hooligans or small-minded nationalism - he is actually a well-travelled, international patron saint and hopefully sometime we can reclaim St George as a welcoming symbol of tolerance and multiculturalism in England✌ "We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than the things that divide us"- Jo Cox
By Ginette, Mar 12 2019 01:00AM
This is my islands pattern on the March page of my 2019 calendar. Inspired by the highlands and islands of western Scotland.
By Ginette, Feb 5 2019 09:01PM
Houses by the sea on the February page of my 2019 calendar, still a few available in my shop if you need to know when pancake day is. (hint: it's not until March boo!)
By Ginette, Jan 2 2019 04:04PM
Wishing you lots of luck for 2019, here is January in my 2019 calendar of places and patterns.Some lovely seaside houses and harbour bits and bobs: buoys, lobster pots and piles of rope.
By Ginette, Nov 29 2018 11:48AM
Here is October and November in my calendar of the British Isles. Still finding lovely views and colours even in some very autumnal weather.
October sees some canada geese and boats at Days Lock on the River Thames, with local landmark the Wittenham Clumps in the background. Such a pleasant place for a ramble with Bronza age history and views of South Oxfordshire up on the clumps and a game of Pooh Sticks on the the river.
The November page features Portmeirion in North Wales. It is a glorious, colourful riviera style village in an unexpected place. Built by slightly wacky architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in the early 20th Century as a tourist desination and a whole lot of fun. I visited a few years ago and it was great, and so much fun to illustrate for my calendar.
By Ginette, Sep 15 2018 11:03PM
Here is the September page of my calendar of the British Isles, the leaves are just about to turn and the apples nearly ready for picking.
By Ginette, Jul 31 2018 06:37AM
Here's some more British summertime in the July and August pages of my calendar. The joy of the ice cream van at Glastonbury Tor and a cliff top walk on the Isle of Wight towards Sandown. Time to get reading about ley lines and Avalon and sacred geometry at Glastonbury Tor. I went on a really wonderful family trip to the Isle of Wight last summer so here's some holiday snaps of beach huts and fancy hotels and the like.
By Ginette, Jun 5 2018 09:54AM
Here is the June page from my 2018 calendar exploring the British Isles. June is all about picnics and tennis and maybe some Pimms.