Saturday, 18 December 2021


Joy to the World

Proclaims the Bishop of Oxford’s Card, above a Christmas version of an illustration I did earlier in the year, on a visit to Church of the Holy Family Blackbird Leys, Cowley, Oxford.



Dearest cousin Wendy and I sought this church out. I’d made a drawing at the time. The vicar of the church had it made into greetings cards. Full story: >>


The Bishop’s Executive Assistant approached me about their office using my illustration for the official Bishop’s diocesan Christmas card and wondering if I could make it more Christmassy?


Being up to my eyes in preparations for the first semester assessment at Carmarthen School of art (yr.1) I suggested that they might use local resources available to their office. This they proceeded to do, local graphic design elves were deployed, and the outcome was joyous. Literally. 


800 were popped in the post by m' Lord Bishop


And I received a handful complimentary cards (with posh envelopes) and the feeling that I have in some way contributed to Oxfordshire’s Christmas.

The original sans the festive cheer 

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