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Autumn Illustrations

 

Oct
03
2018

 

Autumn is here and I’m loving the change of colours – browns, oranges, yellows, rusts and warm greens. I’ve seen yellow and orange leaves but not red ones just yet!  What I have mainly seen whilst going for walks are mushrooms. I saw a beautiful red capped mushroom, the Fly Amanita, the other day and it stood out against the green leaves. I’ve not seen this type before, only on Pinterest and in fairytale books! In this blog post I want to share with you a few autumn illustrations, inspired by my country walk in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.

Autumn is the time when you know the summer has come to an end. The days begin to shorten and the climate is a tad cooler. My daughter dislikes the autumn and winter months mainly because of the long nights and cold temperatures. I’ve tried to get her to look at the beauty of (starting with) autumn, when you see the scattering of crunchy leaves on the ground, the display of green trees, conkers, as well as the array of mushrooms and tiny insects. It’s the time of year when you can also find an excuse not to go out at the weekends and snuggle up on the sofa, watching a movie and snacking on freshly cooked popcorn and drinking hot chocolate. Mmmmmm…..

I’m actually feeling relieved that the summer is over after our heatwave back in May and June. I know it’s been a while but the heat was so intense and I remember not being able to cool down for days. To know that the climate will be steady (I hope!) will be comforting.

Here are a few photos I took whilst walking round Marbury Country Park, Cheshire. It was a source of inspiration for my autumn illustrations.

 

 

Here are my autumn illustrations inspired by my country walk.

Autumn Illustrations

 

Autumn isn’t over yet and I have plenty more ideas and you can see more of my autumnal ideas on instagram.

 

Emma Jayne x

*Please refrain from using the above photographs and illustrations. If you’d like to share my images, please credit myself Emma Jayne. 🙂

 

 

Bright Agency’s 15th birthday picnic

 

Sep
03
2018

 

I normally post my recent work and haven’t shared any photos for a while. Well I thought I’d show you something different, this time!

At the weekend, my husband and I were very excited to travel down to London for a picnic. We didn’t just drive all the way from Cheshire to south London to sit on a blanket, eat cake and sip lemonade, even though we did eat a couple slices of homemade cake, drink and sit on blankets!  The Bright Agency were celebrating their fifteenth year as a creative agency and we joined them in their celebrations.

I’ve been with Bright Agency for about eight months and I had never met any of the agency team and their represented illustrators, in person. It was lovely to meet them finally and to be able to put faces to the names of those with whom I have been communicating by email.

Many of the illustrators live around the UK, and it was an absolute pleasure to meet those who were able to get to the picnic. We got chatting about what inspires us and the various techniques we use in our illustrations etc.

It’s been a bit grey over the past couple of days but we were very fortunate that the sun was shining and the temperature was perfect for a day on the common. You’ll be able to see in the photos how gorgeous the weather was! Besides eating, drinking, chatting, sitting on blankets and soaking up the sun, we played rounders. I think the last time I took part in rounders was at school!

Here are a few snapshots from Bright Agency’s 15th picnic event.

Bright Agency’s 15th birthday picnic

People mingling and the balloons that mark the occasion.

Just a few of the scrummy cakes.

Owner of Bright Agency, Vicki, giving her speech.

Bunting decoration really added a splash of colour at the picnic.

Me relaxing and taking in the sun rays.

Ah ha, caught in action. Neil per usual either eyeing up the food or alcoholic beverages!

More pretty decorations hanging from the trees.

Some of the illustrators that attended and who also took part in rounders, minus the little ones. By the way, we won the rounders match!

Neil and I take a quick selfie whilst no one was looking!

 

Emma Jayne x