Unicorns, Teacups... Action

Unicorns, Teacups... Action

By April last year, I was making a start. Armed once again with a heavy dose of joyful naivety on my side, I set about making rough plans on napkins and wondering genuinely... how on Earth I was going to build a carousel!
March 24, 2022 — Lorna Gibson
The power of love

The power of love

The account was uncomfortable to listen to. Yet it was told with incredible positivity and endless gratitude for the new life which followed. Respect for the woman who had made that possible filled every sentence, and a desire to celebrate her bravery was at the heart of our meeting. 
March 17, 2022 — Lorna Gibson
Creating space for difficult words

Creating space for difficult words

Talking is so often beneficial for processing emotions, and those wonderful people holding space for these conversations are doing such a fabulous job.I have been sent some incredibly moving feedback from teachers who have been using Love Never Dies at their schools to help any children experiencing grief.I wanted to help this by creating a set of colouring-in sheets based on my illustrations in Love Never Dies.

February 17, 2022 — Lorna Gibson
Happy Valentines! With love, Lorna x

Happy Valentines! With love, Lorna x

Listening to this song on loop just fuelled my excitement to bring it to life as an animation and I hope that it makes you smile to watch! 🌸💕
February 12, 2022 — Lorna Gibson
Why shopping small is huge

Why shopping small is huge

I totally understand why small business are called 'small', in many ways we are tiny but it always sounds odd because on the inside... it feels huge. 

Since running my own business, I hold even more respect for small, independent businesses, and it gives me a lot of joy to support them wherever possible, especially for Christmas shopping and amongst the increasing pressures of Black Friday...

November 26, 2021 — Lorna Gibson
Just As You Are

Just As You Are

I just wanted to take this opportunity to remind you how wonderful you are. Just as you are. Because sometimes it's easy to forget. And it's especially easy to forget if you're being questioned through a lens of society's most common list of expectations.
November 16, 2021 — Lorna Gibson
Mr Bear is featured in Cheshire Life

Mr Bear is featured in Cheshire Life

I was absolutely delighted to be featured in Cheshire Life this month, especially so because the November issue is full of sparkle and festive treats. 

There were so many moments of doubt along the way making this film, so the moments of recognition like this are truly wonderful. 

November 16, 2021 — Lorna Gibson
Daylight Spendings

Daylight Spendings

I loved to think of the daylight saved being bottled up annually in a jar. An hour's worth of beautiful light from October 2013, waiting to be released when needed, or to be shared on a warm summers evening, a sparkly release of glowing sunbeams. Like an extra strong home brew spontaneously uncorked with a twinkly smile.
October 28, 2021 — Lorna Gibson
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I'm late...I'm late...

I'm late...I'm late...

While standing beside a clock, the tick seems so constant, yet time is so strangely inconsistent. From the bizarre time soup of a painful loss to the eternity of each second while holding a plank in the gym.

October 15, 2021 — Lorna Gibson
If Christmas Is Hard

If Christmas Is Hard

23rd December 2019 I sat beside my Christmas tree in my PJs with tears rolling down my face as I read so many heartbreaking comments of all the people who  had 'needed to read this today'. I replied with hugs and condolences to as many as I could, many people had lost loved ones that day. I vowed right there that I'd make sure to create a physical card the following Christmas. 
September 16, 2021 — Lorna Gibson
You ARE an artist!

You ARE an artist!

Along my creative journey, I've been given a few permission slips, and I can't tell you how much they've helped! Permission to embark upon a creative career, permission to call myself a creative, permission to call myself an illustrator, permission to call myself... gulp... an artist. Each one has been a delightful nudge of encouragement for which I've been truly grateful. 

August 19, 2021 — Lorna Gibson
Magic is the wonder

Magic is the wonder

A short poem I wrote for Lionheart magazine about my thoughts on what magic is, called Magic Is The Wonder
August 05, 2021 — Lorna Gibson