Wednesday, 9 September 2015


I am still here!

Although the blog is having a long rest
you can still catch up and follow Obiko
on twitter, Facebook and Instagram

I hope you all have had a good summer.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

O'h my, time is passing me by.
No post last Wednesday due to me forgetting!
I think from now on it's best if I post when I can,
then I won't feel so guilty when I'm not able to
post on time.

I hope you had a good Easter break .
Mine was spent working, walking, with lots of eating

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

I've just made it for the last March Wednesday's post.
I hope you've all been having a fun time.
I am now the proud owner of a virus free computrer!
Above are a few sketches from the past few weeks.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Still no computer! I will be back soon with some
updates, promise. In the meantime you can always
find Obiko on twitter and Facebook.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

A small note to say hello and I'll be back next Week
with hopefully a restored computer after it crashed today...

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

New card ranges

Follow the seagulls and view the New Obiko card ranges
Pen and ink and Holiday Swift on the website

I've been taking long walks and enjoying the recent
sunny days we've had in Hastings. It's been bliss.

All's well in the Obiko studio with some exciting news
to come in a few months...

Friday, 13 February 2015

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Although Christmas has long gone in terms of greeting cards
and we're quickly heading for Valentines day, I have been
working on the 2015 Christmas range.

Above are a few paintings which will feature on the new 

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Jennifer Orken Lewis

Good morning.

For this weeks post I'm sharing a few of my favourite
paintings by Artist Jennifer Orkin Lewis.

She paints mainly with gouache paints and fills up many
art journals. I'm favouring watercolour at present, but
having been influenced by Jennifer's work, I just might
buy some more gouache for my next project.

To see more of her work  you can go to her pinterest
page here.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Hello, is as much as I have for this mid-week post.

I haven't prepared anything and that's just how it
is sometimes when it's just you at the helm.

I am busy finishing off my 2015 Christmas card range
for Sunday's deadline. Quite enjoying it...

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Here is a little peak of some sketches for the new card range
called 'Pen and Ink.' The new range will be ready to order
from the 10th February.

I hope you are all having a good week, despite the dreary
weather. "Spring is just around the corner," my morning
mantra at the moment...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Screen printing in a box


Just before Christmas I went into one of my
favourite shops in Hastings called
'Robert's Rummage' a great second hand shop.

I was looking for a Christmas present and was
shown this box which I immediately fell in love
with. Then I opened it up and fell in love the contents.
A working portable screen printer.

I felt very lucky that day.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

New Obiko products

Good morning.

The New Year is upon us and I'm working hard
to bring you two new card ranges and two
notecard packs which will be launched at the
beginning of February.

I will also be producing prints. At this point in
time I'm not sure when these will be ready,
but I'll keep you updated.

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Hello from Obiko on Christmas Eve.

My last message on my blog for this year, is for you all
to have a great holiday and a fun and inspiring 2015.

It's been a wonderful year for Obiko and as always
A big Thank You to all who have been involved.

I will be back on the 7th January.

Linda x

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Glasgow & Edinburgh

 Wallpaper by Timorous Beasties

 Train ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh

 Bright lights of Edinburgh 

Last Wednesday I went to Glasgow for the first time.
A great city with lots going on and very friendly people.
I managed to see quite a lot in the two days I was there.
One of the highlights for me was visiting the Hunterian

I then made my annual Christmas trip to Edinburgh to see 
'Edinburgh's Got Soul'. A great performance from the choir 
with guest artist Sharlene Hector. My this choir has really 
grown in three years!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Q & A with Angela Maynard of Botany


I first met Angela-the owner of Hackney lifestyle store Botany in February.

Angela has been a keen collector of flowers since her early teens and having
always wanted a creative space for designers and makers, she opened Botany
this year on Mother's day.

Along with flowers and cacti the shop sells many beautiful gifts and greeting cards-
mine included.

If you're along the Chatsworth Road pop in and have a look around-Botany is well
worth the visit.

Chatsworth Road,
London E5.

                                                        Q&A with Angela

Q What is your favourite place?
A I love Clapton, the neighbourhood and the marshes near by.

Q If you were to interview anyone who would that be?
A Kevin McCloud, because I would love to build my own house

Q What is your favourite hot drink?
A Tea

Q What was the last greeting card you wrote?
A It was to a friend-a belated birthday card

Q If you could learn anything what would it be?
A Pottery

Q If you had the last stamp in the world who would you send a letter to?
A My mum

Q When was the last time you wrote a letter?
A I can't remember, 7 or 8 years ago I think, to a university friend

Q Who or what would you like to see on your doorstep?
A A really attractive man or someone who would clean my flat

Q What would be your perfect day?
A Going to the seaside to an isolated spot and eating
fish and chips with no rush to go home

Q What is for dinner tonight?
A Not much, 2 donuts

Thank you to Angela


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

All the above greeting cards are from the
'Christmas cheer' range. I'll be back next
week with my last interview of the year
with Angela from the gorgeous Botany
Shop in Hackney.

Have a great December,

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Hello to you all I hope the week has been good to you.
so far. The Obiko studio has been full of new greeting
cards for 2015. No looking just yet, I will show you soon.

In the meantime here are a few paintings from the
wonderful artist Tim Parry. He currently has a local
exhibition until 6th December called 'In the moment'
at the Lucy Bell/ Fine Art in St leonards 46 Norman Road.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Had a great little break in London this weekend.
Passed these gorgeous tiles on the outside of the
Shiso restaurant in Hornsey

Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Today I have posted a few furnishing photos 
of our apartment from our Budapaest visit in 
September. I wanted to sketch these while I 
was over there, but didn't find the time. 
I am looking into designing a card range using
found objects around the home. I'll let you 
know on my progress...