Author Archive: Kayleigh

Easter egg

I had a little time yesterday to create my Easter cards. After a trip to Chester zoo last week, I just had to use one of the animals on a card. The elephant took the leading role.

Louis Lion

When entering my room to grab my camera, Louis woke from his cat nap on his favourite blanket and insisted he had his photograph taken. This is his ‘I am Siamese’ look. His brother Simon could pull off a better Siamese look! Nice try Louis.

Easter prep.

Easter is on its way and there’s one member of the Radcliffe household who’s already in the Easter spirit…Billy. What a wally he is.

After seeing the bunny eared dog on the current Aldi advert, he wanted to get in on the action too!

Maybe the other ginger and white critter of this household, Louis lion, would like a pair of these too. Watch out Louis!


This was my mothers day card for Mama Radcliffe. Need to get cracking on the Easter cards!


When walking the house dog Billy near home, I stumbled upon a not so pretty sight of murdered foxes and a lone deer foot thrown over a pile of rotten tree trunks outside of the woods. It’s sad that I only ever see these animals dead and never alive. I’ve grown up thinking this countryside was a peaceful and dreamy place, but the past few years have proved me wrong. It’s like a blood bath!

The farmers kill day and night, which means my cat has a daily curfew. Poor Louis.

One good thing comes out of this though, it means I can get some first hand references for my illustration work. I’d rather the animals were living though. Maybe expect to see some fox work from me soon.

Sea shell collecting

Last weekend the tide was high at Southport beach. Me and mama took Billy the dog for a beach walk and I came home with a couple of bags of shells! I couldn’t stop picking them up, they all looked too good. It’s like I had an obsessive compulsive disorder.

I’m not too sure what I’m going to do with them all but I have one creative idea for them. I might just polish some up too and use them as decorations in the house. I washed all of them tediously in a bucket of water and upon leaving some shells in there for a few days I stuck my hand in to carry on with the cleaning task and found this!!!

Disgusting. My fear of water has just increased.