by Freya Laughton on March 25, 2015

Who saw the eclipse on Friday 20th? I had fun projecting it with a pair of binoculars onto shadows …when I wasn’t looking at it through the clouds.

Eclipse 20th March 2015 hand projection. © FL Eclipse 20th March 2015 face projection. © FLIf you pop over to Jo Kehyaian’s blog too, you can see more Cornish eclipse experience.

And while you’re in a website-hopping mood, why not spend a little time enjoying Cristofa’s photos too. He pressed the button while I arranged shadows and sun on Friday.


Big wave

by Freya Laughton on June 1, 2014

Acrylic ink on watercolour paper 28cm square, for Cornwall Design Fair 2014.

Big wave © Freya Laughton


February Storms (a taste)

February 16, 2014

We’ve been having some wild weather over here, I’ve been grabbing every opportunity to go out and look at the big waves, and feel small next to their awesome power. Our prom, footpath and the Jubilee Pool on the days between. Clean up begins. ‘Who me!?’ said the sea… Share

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Hope’s bread calendar

February 12, 2014

This year sees the return of our wonderful baker Hope, to local Cornish markets. I was asked to come up with a simple calendar for her customers, to ensure they never miss a loaf. You can pick up one of these calendars from Hope’s stall, pop it up on your fridge, and be sure to […]

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Nativity Advent Calendar

October 16, 2013

Christmas has crept into our home a little early this year. At the end of a balmy summer I started illustrating the Christmas nativity for a new advent calendar. September was all about dozing camels, jolly shepherds, kings in all their finery and, of course, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. The nativity advent calendar is […]

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Cornwall Open Studio Tour and Kernowfest

May 27, 2013

Every year artists all over Cornwall throw open their studio doors and let us all in to admire their work. This year there are over 200 artists in the open studios scheme, organised by Creative Skills. I never have time to see them all, but I’ve made a good start this weekend. First stop St. […]

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Cornish Feasts and Festivals — a little taste.

April 11, 2013

I spent a large part of last year illustrating a new Pocket Cornwall book, Cornish Feasts and Festivals, written by the excellent food blogger Liz Woods. While it works its way into all the bookshops here’s a little tongue-tingling taste of the thirty illustrations. You’ll have to get your hands on a copy of the […]

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10 New Designs

February 27, 2013

My new greetings card designs are now real live cards, the first print run arrived yesterday, and they look great! I will pop them into shops and have them available on-line very soon. Share

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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

February 11, 2013

After weeks of small-detail ink drawing my eyes needed a change, so when the rain cleared I made my way to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, near Gulval. Tremenheere is my new favourite place to go, the garden is full of exotic plants, and is home to contemporary art installations by various artists, including David Nash and […]

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Saturday Puffin.

January 26, 2013

Weekend mornings are a good quiet time to lock myself away in the studio. So this morning I bundled up, stepped over the mud and got drawing, eager to get these new greetings cards out asap! Share

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