Last post for 2020

St Leonards-on-sea


The last post for 2020. So much to say about this year and I don’t really know where to start and where to end.

The pandemic has found us all at odds with the norm and I had to seriously look into whether I should carry on with Obiko. I founded the design studio in January 2010 and ten years on it is still with me. Over the years and due to running this business I’ve met and worked with so many wonderful people which means so much and I really can’t give that up, so I’ve  decided Obiko will remain with me as it still has a lot to give and I’ll carry on building my new venture which I set up this summer called  ‘A Table Place For Art’.

I am looking forward to the new year, primarily as it brings with it the largest collaborative project I’ve ever embarked on. The project will start in January, but I am unable to say anything about it at present.

The sketchbook pages exhibition, which unfortunately had to be postponed earlier this month with will also be going ahead, no date set as yet, but please sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of the page to find out all the latest news.

Until January 2021, it  just leaves me to say a big thank you for all your support, it never goes unnoticed and I wish everyone the best of health, hugs and joy for the coming year.

Changing times



I sit here writing this post on the 2nd day of the 2nd lock down in the UK and listening to the radio to hear who will become the next president of the United States.

it’s a strange feeling , but one I’ve become accustomed to this year. Everything shifting and life how we knew it has disappeared. I’m trying to change with the changes and have made more of an effort to be online more, which surprisingly I’m enjoying .

The online shop is filling up and I currently have a framed print to giveaway over on my instagram account @obikodesign the competition will run until Friday 4th December. If you would like to enter, the post was on the 4th November the one with me in the video!

New to the shop are 2 contemporary hand painted Christmas cards, they come in a pack of 6 and both the card and envelope are recycled, so after the festive season is over you can put them onto the compost or put them back into the recycling chain.

Also, I can now offer  custom painted keepsakes. This idea came to me as I was asked to paint a friend’s favourite cup and saucer which her grandma gave to her.  It’s a lovely way of keeping a permanent record of an object which evokes great memories and is often kept in a draw or attic, so is never seen. It’s a thoughtful and unique gift which can be given to a family member, friends or yourself. To find out more about the keepsakes please click the link here

Lastly, I would like to say thank you for joining me here, until next month keep well.