Pooh Sticks in the Alberta Gallery

I’m a featured artist in Alberta Gallery, an online art gallery curated by Russian photographer Serge Kireev. When he accepted my submission and published my page I laughed so hard when I saw the phrase he’d chosen from my “about me” for the huge white header: “I am always up for a game of Pooh Sticks!” Most of the other artists had much more serious sounding headers and bios, I realised as I clicked through. However, upon reflection I decided it was actually perfect and really sums me and my art up pretty well! Excellent choice, Serge!

Pooh Sticks

For those of you who don’t know what Pooh Sticks are, first of all I find it extremely sad that you haven’t had the pleasure of reading Winnie the Pooh and experiencing A.A.Milne’s fantastic world and E.H.Shepherd’s beautifully charming and endearing illustrations. You must go out and get yourself a copy right now! It doesn’t matter how old you are or where you’re from, these books’ innocent little pearls of wisdom will come in handy at some point, guaranteed. Who knows when you might meet a heffalump, set out to discover the North pole or get stuck in a rabbit hole after visiting a friend for tea?

Pooh Sticks I read these books all the time as a child, together with my Mum doing the voices, or just me! I still have all my copies and get one out every now and again if I need a laugh or want to escape the world for a little while. Perhaps the greatest gift of all was learning about Pooh Sticks and the hours and days of fun spent outside playing on various bridges dotted around the countryside where I lived.

In fact, just the other day I went on a family walk around Padul, a town a little outside of Granada on the way to the coast, and what did we happen upon but a marsh and some sticks! A great time was had by all and I also managed to pick myself up a classy new extra-tall walking stick perfect for marshland and high jumping. Bonus!

Tag, you’re it! If you don’t know how to play Pooh Sticks, click here to find out. Now the weekend is upon us, get some friends together, go find yourself a bridge with running water, gather a few sticks and let the fun commence! Happy weekend everyone! Natasha x


Deluxe Prints!


Today I am so excited to tell you about my new deluxe prints. All the prints in this range are high quality prints of my original artwork exactly like those available in my Etsy shop. However, these ones have a little extra spice!Puerta de Elvira A4 Deluxe Print

All of the deluxe prints have been drawn on top of by yours truly to make them even more amazing! I use a metallic pen to pick out details in the print and add an extra dimension to the image. I absolutely love the finish! As the light hits the print, the metallic detailing shines so wherever you are in the room you can see it sparkle!

La Alcaicería A4 deluxe print

It’s the perfect balance between the affordability of a print and the uniqueness of an original. I sign all of the deluxe prints on the front. Please note that every deluxe print is unique and so the metallic detailing may vary from print to print. I can however guarantee that they are all equally fabulous! Just click on the pictures to find out more!

Original Artwork Now Available!

A quick heads-up that I’ve added three of my original artworks inspired by the beautiful city of Granada to my Etsy shop! In case you’re wondering why the prices vary, this is because I take into account factors such as labour intensity and time taken, amongst other things. So now you know! If it’s just a little too much for your pocket at the moment, do not fear! High quality prints are available for all three so you can have a lovely new picture and afford to go down the pub 😉 Here they are folks!

Placeta Cruz Verde

ImageLa Alhambra -Front Cover Illustration for The Cats of the River Darro


Puerta de Elvira