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Birthmark

Birthmark   Rose and Heart by Carole Day. Felt tip pens and brushes. When I was born I had a bright red birthmark on my upper left arm. I don’t really remember it much, but my mother said that other […]

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Strange Objects

Trainers. Pencil. Carole Day   Geranium on the Windscreen. Felt tip and brush. Carole Day   Strange Objects Every so often in my life I have come across strange objects in unexpected places that cannot easily be explained. I find these encounters […]

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Mending the Coverlet

Mending the Coverlet. Coverlet Detail. by Phyllis Griffiths (my grandmother) and Carole Day. Textile and felt. Mending the Coverlet Some things cannot be mended. Some can. When my sister’s husband, Nick, died following a motorcycle accident, a kind of chaotic […]

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Shivery Dog

Shivery Dog Shivery Dog in the Garden by Carole Day. Sepia ink pen. When my brother Michael died, and we moved to Esher Road, I guess I must have been lonely. Although I don’t remember being with Michael, my mother […]

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Meditation

Mind Burst by Carole Day. Felt tip pens and brushes. Meditation  When I was working in Acton on the Mobile Libraries, one of my colleagues, Judith, introduced me to meditation. Judith didn’t practice meditation herself, she attended the sister School […]

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Orange Juice and Cod Liver Oil

Orange Juice and Cod Liver Oil. Felt tip pens. Orange Juice and Cod Liver Oil Being a child in the 1950s would probably seem very strange to those living today in the 21st century. However, there were some rather homely […]

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75 Cambridge Road

Chestnut Leaves by Carole Day. Ink and brush on paper. 75 Cambridge Road no longer exists, except in my memory. My Grandpa sold it in the 1960s; the lady next door also sold her house and now there is a […]

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A Path through Time: Preface

Snowflake by Carole Day. Ink and brush on paper. A Path through Time Preface I began writing these episodes when Edwin, my husband, was seriously ill in hospital with little prospect of improvement. He was in danger for a long time, […]

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A Path through Time

An illustrated series of anecdotes chronicling episodes in my life.

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Updating my Website

Last year, I made a website to showcase my artworks, as we weren’t able to have our own in person exhibition due to Covid. However, it is a very good resource for sharing my work and providing a professional portfolio […]

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Watercolour Illustration (starting out…)

It was always my plan to learn watercolour botanical illustration in addition to pen and ink illustration – as it has the advantage of conveying the living majesty and details of a plant – for example, it’s colours and small […]

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Plant Labels

I have become really fixed and excited on the idea of using the medium of the plant label in combination with my illustrations, as not only is it a link to the work of Alec Finlay, which I really enjoy, […]

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Falling apart

“The work is to keep doing the work.” When I read that in Estés’ Women Who Run With Wolves I felt some kind of relief. It makes it ok to never actually be ok, or more accurately to never reach […]

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Vive la Vole

A study from life of some very tiny creatures!

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Contract woes!

Back in 2013 I did a series of illustrations for a local author who was wanting to self publish her children’s book.  I drew up a contract for her license to use the images which was valid for five years.  […]

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