It was one of those viral things, someone likes a page on facebook, and being nosy you go over to have a look and discover someone who tickles your funny bone. That’s how I found Angela Smythe who is based in Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. Whether she is illustrating an inspirational thought or a silly thought, her characters are endearing and her style unique.
Just looking at her work you can see that she sees the world sideways
As we get closer to Christmas, I have a feeling I am the epitome of the picture above left 🙂 and my new years resolution will be along the lines of the picture on the right.
Just to make you all jealous, I signed up for Angela’s newsletter and as a result went into the draw for this opera singing goldfish and won! So chuffed, especially since La Boheme is on my Christmas wish list. I shall be singing along with the fishes if I get it, trying not to break the glass.
Map maniac like me?
Check out the online version of a huge map Angela painted of the South Pennines. Amazing quirky details and relevant poetry quotes from Simon Armitage. I am thoroughly enjoying finding all the lovely little bits and pieces. NB The map did not work at all in Explorer, works great in Firefox, though