The Big Relaunch!

So, it’s finally time for an exciting change I’ve been considering for quite a while…

Goodbye old routine, hello fresh start!
From now on, everything creative I share online, and all my business/art commission type things, will be part of ‘Espy Art’ – finally it will all be neat and organised!
This includes my Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, website and of course this blog.
As much as I loved ‘’, I realise it was quite a mouthful and restricted the content I could share with you.
I will continue to create artwork, accept commissions, take photographs and share stories/thoughts just as before, hopefully more frequently as I have fewer sites/profiles to manage.
Please feel free to have a nose around my new site and let me know what you think – thank you 🙂

A new start!

So, as you may know, I’ve been running two blogs, one for each of my websites, for quite a while now. Recently though, I had a brain wave – why not combine them into one and bring everything together? Ok, it wasn’t exactly an earth-shattering idea, but it just felt right. After all, no matter how different my styles may seem, they are part of who I am and that’s exactly why I want to share it all with you.
Now here we are, the first post of a new venture, and I’d like to welcome you to what I hope will be a nice place filled with my photos, rambly thoughts, advice and other such things ^_^
Here’s to bringing Espy Art and ‘Hannah Taylor Pet Portraits’ together, cheers!
*raises a jar of water filled with painty brushes, as its the closest thing to a ‘glass’ in the studio*
Take care,

Time to stop and think

My daily photo project went well, better than I could have hoped really. OK, so I didn’t quite manage a whole year of daily photos…*but* I did learn a lot and this little break has helped me refocus.

The photos I did take, one for every day of this year until May 5th, can be found here

I was foolishly staying up until around midnight most evenings, just to edit and upload a new photo before the day officially ended. Now that I stop and think about it, there really was no need to ‘rush’ at all, its supposed to be a positive challenge, not a punishment!

Also, with my creative work I seem to be having more ‘blank canvas’ moments than ever before, where the bright white of a page/monitor causes me to shut down and stare blankly for a while until I snap out of it and just chuck some colour down to fill the empty space.

As I’m sure you’ll have noticed, I’ve not been showing you my art recently and that is just not good enough – for anyone, including myself. Believe me, I have been doodling, sketching & drawing almost every day, its just the actual sharing part I’m struggling with. I did update my little self portrait, to match my current hairstyle (or lack of it haha), which you can find here, so that’s progress I guess?

What I think I’m trying to say with this post, is that I’ve finally taken a moment to stop and think. Art, creativity, photography etc should be positive things. Its time to stop forcing schedules on myself and just enjoy what I do. A little mistake in a drawing isn’t the end of the world, don’t give up and throw it away – learn from it!

Now I feel I can continue to share my creations, whatever they may be, without feeling like everything has to be perfect – time to have fun! 🙂

Thanks ever so much for reading this post, I feel much better now that I’ve typed it all out ^_^

Take care


Possible new project, maybe, probably…

I just re-discovered my Flickr account, it has been sat there for 4 years, all empty and lonely – poor thing!

So, I guess I’d better learn how to use the site and put some photos up eh?

Thinking of starting a year-long project, where I can post new things I discover, create and capture.

I’m pretty excited, been needing a personal project to work on for a while now, perhaps I’ll get going on January 1st, if I learn everything by then

Makeover time

Hello there

After hours of editing, I can finally share Espy Art’s new look, I do hope you like it:

New Website!

I’ve chosen to keep everything clean and simple, with a little artistic touch here and there – with more exciting things on their way soon!

The old design was a little fiddly to work with, although I hope to bring back a few of its features as I develop the site

With each new makeover I try to link everything together so you never get lost in a sea of colour schemes, menus and templates

I’m pretty pleased with the brand new logo, it all feels nice and official now

Right, now I really must get back to doodling and continue to fill my gallery with critters

Have a great weekend


Peace and quiet

As my life is pretty hectic at the moment, I enjoyed drawing this moment of silence and serenity.
This design is based on my lurcher, such a lazy girl but I love her ^_^
Here she has stopped to take in the fresh air and sunshine, before sprinting off again to explore.
As you can see, I tweaked the idea a little to give the image a more relaxed feel.
I love that this could be a still from an animation – with this style I imagine it would be a lovely film to work on….