A very special inky gift …

A few weeks back I received a very special inky gift from a very dear friend in the mail ( I’ve finally gotten round to blogging about it and am still equally as excited!). At first I pondered “did I order something I’d forgotten about?” however upon peeling back the seal saw a particularly inky black and white doodle that I couldn’t have not recognised.


In that parcel wrapped with inky packaging was another little box wrapped up in a satin black ribbon, no doubt by now you have a little idea as to what may have been in the box.


An inky collaborative bracelet made by Jane Gowan and Johanna Basford ( my favourite illustrator :D ).


I think the only way to describe it is like way back when girls would que up for a signature from their favourite west life band member ( not exactly my cup of tea personally but closest comparison I could think of) only for me this is a fan girl moment in an inky illustratory sparkly way.

The bracelet is beautiful and  never did I think I would be lucky enough to own one but I know I will treasure it always :D.  If you haven’t had a sneak peek at Johanna’s collaboration with Jane you can find out more here and see their inky project unfold 

Kate x

Inky studio october sneak peek



Keeping things inky and simple I thought I’d pop up a sneak peek of my desk today and what I’m currently working on whilst I’m away from the blog. Now I’m not hiding but working on some collection work and portfolio pieces to really update my little inky business ( you might have noticed a slight blog design change? I’m a one girl inky band so I’m getting there slowly but surely :) ).


I’m also taking part in #inktober which many fellow talented illustrators and artists are also doing, you can see over at my inky instagram  what myself and many other creatives are up to ( why not even take part yourself ?)


So what’s on your inky desk today?

Kate x