March Favourites 2018


In the same vein as beauty bloggers, and inspired by Frannerd, I thought I’d start sharing some of my favourite things each month, starting with a handful of the things I enjoyed during March.

  1. Winsor and Newton Flesh tint gouache paint
  2. The Making Obama podcast (and before this the Making Oprah podcast)
  3. Quinoa porridge
  4. The new Seawhite of Brighton Watercolour Travel Journal
  5. Season 1 of This is Us on Amazon Prime

Breakfast Recipe

Illustrated recipe for apple porridge

I’d been thinking how it might be nice to try cooking porridge in the slow cooker overnight but I was worried that it might just weld itself to the pot so I haven’t been brave enough to try yet.

Usually I like to have plenty of protein at breakfast time to keep me full but I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather over the past week and fancied something a bit more like pudding for breakfast. Sort of comfort food.

So this was my solution. Roasted apple mixed with butter, sugar and cinnamon on top of a bowl of creamy porridge.

This is a double page spread in my Leuchtturm sketchbook. I think I need to start using it more for coloured pencil drawings (which would also mean that I can practice drawing with coloured pencils a bit more) because the paper in this book, although it’s thick, doesn’t seem to like watercolour all that much.

I used Copic multiliners 0.05, 0.3 and 0.8 and watercolour pencils for this drawing. You can click on the drawing to see a bigger, higher-res version on Flickr.