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Guess who went to ‘Scaramanga Marketing’ Marketing Workshop Yesterday??

Well, this lucky guy for a start.….… Get­ting on for 3 hours of fact find­ing, inspir­a­tion­al Mar­ket­ing on a Budget! Giv­en by Claire Scara­manga and Ruby Plen­der­leith, respect­ively Man­aging Dir­ect­or and Mar­ket­ing Exec­ut­ive of Scara­manga Mar­ket­ing. A mena­ger­ie of 20 or so … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Map Reading for Beginners

One of many magazine illus­tra­tions. Just give me your text and size of illo and KERPOW!!! BOING!!! There it is!!

Caption: Rather carelessly, Vincent van Gogh had forgotten that ears aren't only for hearing!

You know that opticians now offer hearing aids as well as glasses.….…

.…..Well.….Vincent van Gogh wished they’d offered that ser­vice back in the day, when he nicked him­self shav­ing!   This is yet anoth­er of Miko’s cre­ations for his Greet­ing Card Range ‘Artist­ic License’. Maybe its a while since you have vis­ited … Con­tin­ue read­ing

You planting some seeds? Oh Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!!

Hey! Lookout you lovely gardeners out there!!!! For the ‘Not so Slow Snail!’ is.……

.….…BEHIND YOU!!!!!!!

I get 10 ‘Buzzes’ Creating an Illustration!

  I was inspired to post this after hav­ing received an email from an Art Dir­ect­or about my latest illus­tra­tion. The email read: ‘Great illus­tra­tion Miko!’ What a Buzz! That’s Buzz #8. Here’s the whole list: Buzz 1: Get­ting the phone call for the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

I am so happy we are linked peeps

You ‘Lovely Linkedin Linker’ Peeps

I was just about to just click the auto thanks reply to those lovely Peeps, when I was inter­rup­ted by a herd of Gnu crash­ing through the stu­dio. On their way, I guess, to green­er pas­tures. Mind you that’s the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

The Contented Scarecrow Concerto

Any Birthdays coming up, or a bare wall that would benefit from a smile?

Well, just click around the corner and you can take a stroll around Miko’s gal­ler­ies and buy his wall art and greet­ings cards. Miko-Greetings.com It’s worth the walk.

I’ve been working on some new styles. Which do you prefer?

Any­one who knows me knows I love to exper­i­ment. For me try­ing new things is very much a part of my cre­at­ive life. Learn­ing some­thing new, try­ing and test­ing is pro­gress.     I don’t stand still for long. Is that good … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Just take it one step at a time. Sensible advice for all of us.

No rush! No pan­ic! Do what you can, sit back and enjoy and when you are ready, do a little bit more. Rory Mack­en­zies’ advice for garden­ers, dis­abled or not, makes a lot of sense.

A Selection from the ‘Lifestyle’ Archive

I always enjoy the del­ic­ate chal­lenge of illus­trat­ing Rory Mackenzie’s art­icles for Life­style magazine. It is extremely dif­fi­cult to illus­trate top­ics about the dif­fer­ently abled without being offens­ive or pat­ron­ising. Well, thank good­ness, Life­style keeps on ask­ing for more… and … Con­tin­ue read­ing

I take my humourous illustrations as seriously as I do my serious illustrations

It’s very odd,creating an idea and an image which make people laugh, is actu­ally taken very ser­i­ously. Not a smile comes to my little face, while I’m work­ing on what will make my audi­ence smile. This is one of my vari­ous … Con­tin­ue read­ing

Get to know your audience.….

When you work with a magazine for a while you get to know what illus­tra­tion con­tent will be accept­able to the edit­or, art dir­ect­or and read­ers. In oth­er words you get to know your audi­ence. So Rory Mackenzie’s art­icle is … Con­tin­ue read­ing