Friday, 29 April 2016

Cactus again?

I made this reduction Lino print recently but kind of stuffed it up. I didn't plan it out properly and I rushed it. I'm thinking about re doing it....

Monday, 25 April 2016


'Dave', Lino cut, Lino block measures 30 X 30cm. I made this portrait of Dave a few years ago. The Lino block was painted with an acrylic textured  paint prior to carving and the result is these textured marks in the print.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Mother's Day Discount!

Hello lovelies, I'm running a special Mother's Day offer....15% off all purchases until midnight 8/5/2016! Use the code: ARTFORMUM at my Etsy shop:

It's just over two weeks until Mother's Day - plenty of time to order and receive your gift in the post! All orders come wrapped and custom messages can be arranged! x x

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Instagram competition!

This is a little giveaway competition that I am part of on Instagram right now!

I am so excited to share this fabulous giveaway with three friends of mine Kate from Beton & Teal, and Felicia and Celia From Us To You Sisters. We have teamed up to make this gorgeous little Mother’s Day gift pack, worth a whopping $135! I met these three ladies via our gorgeous mother’s group, so it is a very appropriate and lovely opportunity to pool our creative talents for this special giveaway.

What can you win?! 1 framed ‘Spring Flower (Dark Grey) limited edition lino print from @pigeongillian  1 Small Concrete Planter (excluding succulent), 1 Mini pot and 1 100% Soy Wax Large candle (Black Raspberry and Vanilla) from @betonandteal 1 geometric bead necklace and 1 round bead necklace from @fromustoyou_sisters 
Here are the details on how to enter:
- Follow all 3 accounts involved in the competition
- Like the competition photo on each page
- Re-post the competition photo (ie take a screen shot) on your instagram account with the completion hashtag: #mummasdaygiveaway
- Tag at least one mum/friend who you know and love!

Two cheeky faces!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Mum & Dad circa 1970s

I love this photo of my parents taken sometime in the 70s. For their Christmas present this year I turned it into a wee lino and was lucky enough to be able to give it to them in person, in Scotland! 

Curly Fish for sale!

'Curly Fish (Light Grey)' for sale in my Etsy store now 😀

Sunday, 17 April 2016

'Spring Flower' Framed

Here is my 'Spring Flower (Dark Grey)' print all framed up and ready for a forthcoming giveaway that I'm involved in! It's a wee Kmart frame, 8 X 20", $15 and looking great! X

Saturday, 16 April 2016

'Curly Fish' Printing

Today I got a chance to print a small edition of my 'Curly Fish' lino. I used a pale grey/blue ink, and am rather happy with it!

It will be for sale on my Etsy store soon!

Pigeon Gillian 
Inking up...

I always use a sheet of paper to help me centre the image...

It's always a nice surprise when you make your first print. I'm loving this grey colour...

This is the paper that I used for this print. It's super lovely and a traditional Japanese relief printing paper...

My drying rack....I love it!

Friday, 15 April 2016

Only Boring People Get Bored Print For Sale!

I am excited to share that my limited edition print 'Only Boring People Get Bored (Dark Grey)' is now for sale on my Etsy Store here.

These words were spoken to me when I was a child. I was often exclaiming “I’m bored!”, and to my annoyance at the time, I would get this response from parents, family and teachers! Nowadays, I am constantly keeping busy with projects and perhaps these words made a difference after all! This print took me about 3 years to finish, from start end. It was one of those projects that I would pick up when I had a spare half an hour in-between other projects – so it actually prevented me from becoming bored many times!

This is a limited edition of 12 prints in dark grey ink. Each print has the edition number (ie 1/12), the title and my signature.

Paper size is approximately 35 x 50cm, and the printed image is approximately 30 x 30cm.

Spring Flower Print For Sale!

My limited edition print, 'Spring Flower' is now for sale on my Etsy Store hereThis single print evolved from a series of ink drawings that I made of fresh flowers. I had gone on a walk that morning and picked some beautiful wild spring flowers from our neighborhood and took them home to draw. I made about 5 observation drawings in about half an hour as my daughter was napping and I had a very small window of time! I love that the quick, gestural qualities of the ink drawing have remained in the lino cut. I think ink drawings translate really beautifully into a lino print; with each medium offering different and unique properties.

This is a limited edition of 11 prints in dark grey ink. Each print has the edition number (ie 1/11), the title and my signature.

Paper size is approximately 25 x 70cm (very long and skinny!), and the printed image is approximately 17.5 x 45cm.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Sunday Inspiration

How lovely are these cast iron gates?! We spotted them in Richmond today on a little stroll! 

Friday, 8 April 2016

Vegemite Lino

I have just finished carving this vegemite jar in Lino for a project at school! Can't wait to make a test print!

Thursday, 7 April 2016


I did another couple of hours of cutting today and managed to make a few test prints of my latest project tonight. I'm not sure what I'll do next to this print, but definitely a multi block print of some kind! 

Tonight's printing....

I've been doing some printing tonight....the first layer of a multi block print, and I am experimenting with blending colours! 

First customer

My first customer sent me this photo of them unwrapping their print! 

Two New Editions

I've been signing two new editions this afternoon, which will be for sale on my Etsy shop very soon! 

Garden Heart Print All Framed Up!

I got the chance to help a friend frame up one of my prints today in an IKEA Ribba frame. How nice does it look in a black frame!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Friday, 1 April 2016

My Etsy Shop is Open

Hello everyone, 

My Etsy store is open! Whoop whoop! Yes, I am just a wee bit excited and I am feeling a bit proud of myself and super excited to be putting my artworks out in the world!

To celebrate the opening of my Etsy store there is 15% off all prints until midnight, 5th April 2016, Just enter the promo code: HELLOPIGEON15 at the checkout.