Sunday 7 December 2014


The cockatiel and the gramophone

the young cockatiel was a curious thing
he'd cock his tuft ear at the slightest soft ping
the gramophone sang
he looked on a-pang
for the opera he knew he could never quite sing

Limerician ventures - first up, blue tit

there was a young tit of the brightest of blue
with yellows and greens, of beauty he knew
the envy of peers
he laughed at their tears
and wiggled his rear as he flew

Saturday 24 May 2014

Portobello Rocks

Betty's Revenge will be at the June launch of Portobello Rocks. Alongside purses and bags there will be new handpainted jewellery and ceramic coasters (with accompanying limericks). Other stalls will include clothing, vintage & collectables, arts and crafts.
Portobello Rocks, summer 2014

Living Library 2014

Living Library poster 2014
"Ever wondered what would happen if your books came to life? Find out at LSHTM's Living Library event on the 10th of June".

I've updated my poster from last year for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 'Living Library' event, part of Universities Week 2014, where you can borrow researchers with your library card!

The living books will open discussions to explore your views on UK and international health research including:
  • the fight against super bugs
  • the first Ebola epidemic
  • a wonder drug that halts bleeding 
  • the data debate
  • violence prevention
  • mosquito repellent myth-busting.
It's free but booking is required. You can also listen to a podcast from a previous event.

Tuesday 15 April 2014


Am now on Twitter if you'd like to follow updates, general art/exhibition info for myself and many others!

Betty at Goldsmiths continues

The exhibition continues through April. If you'd like to see my sketchbooks, design development and research they are an 'archive' item in Special Collections, just ask at the gallery!

Monday 3 March 2014

Wearable technology

Venturing into new territory in a potential collaboration with Oumi, an innovative new emotive wearable technology brand. The creator Bushra Kelsey Burge (lecturer at London College of Fashion) has her finger firmly on the pulse! Meanwhile I'm enjoying the work of talented Alice Tams, I love birds and birds in hats are impossible to resist, already ordered a calendar for my office!

Budgie in a Trilby with Novelty Sunglasses by Alice Tams

Sunday 2 March 2014

Private View at Goldsmiths College

Contrasting Betty's Revenge contemporary bags and purses with beautiful purses from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection archive, the ensemble is exhibiting at the Special Collections Gallery at Goldsmiths College until Easter. Curated by myself and Lizzie Cannon.

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Beermat/Coaster - Goldsmiths University of London

Had great fun designing this coffee/beer mat for Welcome Week! The Library was now open 24/7, had a 60s style refurb and a new cafe. The 'night' side became the Twitter and Facebook icon for Goldsmiths Library.
Coffee mat, day

Coffee mat, night