“Here are some who like to run. They run for fun in the hot hot sun” – Dr Seuss
Well, it might not have been in the hot hot sun (although it was still very warm!)\ but March welcomed tens of thousands of runners to Cardiff to take part in the Cardiff Half Marathon.
Sponsored by Cardiff University, the half marathon takes place twice every year. Although I’ve actually taken part in the run before and wasn’t taking part this time, this year was a significant one for me – I collaborated with the race organisers Run 4 Wales, to produce this commemorative drawing.
My special edition print celebrates the iconic Cardiff landmarks found along the route, including Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay, Roath Park Lake, Cardiff University and Cardiff City Hall.
It was an absolute pleasure to create this special drawing and it’s been given to many as celebratory gifts, and bought my others as mementos of the effort and preparation required to take part in this kind of race.
Well done to all who took part!
View more of my drawings of the great sights of Cardiff here.
“Your story is what you have, what you will always have. It is something to own”
– Michelle Obama
Over the years, I’ve had the absolute pleasure and honour to celebrate the lives, careers and adventures of so many special women.
These memory boxes represent a cross section of mothers, daughters, grandmothers, wives and sisters.
Each tells a story about a person, many of whom are no longer with us. For each box, I work closely with family members to help bring treasured items together so they can be seen and enjoyed, and so memories of lost loved ones can be remembered and cherished. You can see all my memory boxes here.
I work respectfully and sensitively to curate boxes that perfectly capture the essence of the precious stories customers want to share.
If you’d like to hear more about how I create these boxes, read about when I was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 here.
To find out more about how to work with me to create a memory box, get in touch here.
I’m an artist who creates beautiful memory boxes and intricate ink drawings to help you connect with the people and places you love.