Etsy Christmas Postage Update

Christmas is literally round the corner, and with that in mind, I’ll be closing my shop over the Christmas period from 22nd December until 2nd January 2018. I need to put my feet up and take a well deserved break! So now is the time to make any last minute purchases! I would like to say a massive thank you to all my customers who have supported me this year; by buying from me you are supporting a tiny, independent business who’s passion for producing beautiful artwork for all is... Read The Rest →

Etsy Shop Update

I say this every year but this year seems to have whizzed by so quickly I’m not even sure where to begin. Over the summer we bought our very first house and, if I’m being very honest here, it was bloody stressful (I almost got teary at some point in the process) but it was definitely worth it.  I have to say, putting up our first Christmas tree was pretty special and I made a Mario angel decoration for the top of the tree: In terms of how the house is... Read The Rest →

Home Improvement: House Update

Hello folks! Hope you’re all well. Apologies for the lack of updates lately as I’m still slowly sorting the house out- mostly decorating- what with less than a week and a bit to go before I go back to work. This post isn’t going to be illustration related as I still don’t have anywhere to do my work, or at least set up a work area. So far, I’ve spent most of the summer holidays indoors and being a busy bee painting/swearing away at spilt paint (and stepping on it).... Read The Rest →

Hong Kong Update

I decided to set up an English educational blog called ‘Ho Yan in Hong Kong’ in the hope that it might drive potential clients my way. I am going to try and do some private tutoring, if possible, as it’d give me more control over who I work with. Not too sure if I can hack 10-7pm every day plus one weekend… I don’t know. I feel like working for such a long peroid of time in the week it’s not much time to explore Hong Kong since I’m only... Read The Rest →


Here’s what I’ve been up to over the past two months. I’ve watched a few films, done some more illustrations, been to a couple of exhibitions, started to take photos again…. All images are my own apart from the film stills and the V&A Power of Making image.    

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