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Yelena Bryksenkova


Yelena is one of my favourite illustrators at the moment, I really love the
colour palette and use of pattern with in her watercolours. Yelena also
has a collection with Red Cap Cards which is where I first spotted her
work! She was born in Russia and now lives in Ohio, America.

You can find more about her work here:

Etsy: ybryksenkova
Twitter: ybryksenkova

Quentin Blake : Inside Stories




My first visit to House of Illustration was to see the inaugural exhibition
'Quentin Blake : Inside Stories'. It was incredible! not only is the space
absolutely beautiful but it was a fascinating and intimate exhibition
which I thoroughly enjoyed.

There were story boards and early sketches and original painted
illustrations from five of the books he has worked on. I particularly
enjoyed seeing work from ‘The Twits’ and Michael Rosen’s ‘Sad Book’.

Highly recommended, go and see it before it ends on November 2nd.




I am really drawn to hand motifs at the moment, so here are a few of my favourites.
1. Hands Tote by Rosie Moss
2. Ceramic hand in white and black from Kaye Blegvad
3. Hand amulet necklace from Datter Industries (Kaye Blevgad)
4. Protective hand ring from Datter Industries (Kaye Blevgad)