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i feel the need to paint something pink!! or at least a colour of some sort as my walls are all cream/beige !!!! Lesley x


Oh - how I wish I had a studio to paint pink. The walls in our flat are 'ivory lace' - the 'lace' suggests a little 'ooh, la, la', but alas no - it's still cream. Loving the jug! Have a great weekend. Cat x


we just painted over the pink in our house to make it more "saleable"............. wish we hadn't , I shall just have to keep coming back and looking at yours.. xx


Lovely! I have one deep pink wall in the kitchen.


Beautiful colors, and beautiful photos! Love the pink!!!

A Thrifty Mrs

OOh lovely.


Stunning colour contrasts!
Tam x


What gorgeous photos - lovely notebook too. I so wish I had a studio to paint pink! Just lovely xx


Very pretty pictures. PINK always seems to make me happy too.


Need more pics Vanessa - very brave of you - not a lime green wall then!

love Emma xxxxx

kitschen pink

All the best folk have pink workrooms... ahem... did I mention what colour the walls are in my workroom? Can you guess? xxx


Gorgeous colours honey. I would have pink walls throughout given half the chance. Luckily the rest of the family reign me in ;-)


Wow, what a gorgeous color!


Its lovely to have a new 'look' in your studio isnt it? My sewing machine is due to come back out very soon once i have changed my sewing room around abit and re-decorated. It re-inspires you doesnt it?!


Gorgeous colour walls, and your pictures have a feel that is all very Spring-like. Lovely.
Cathy X

Sew Recycled!

Oh you have made me want PINK! In a house full of boys I rarely get a chance....... I need a studio!!!!!!
I shall just have to pretend I am in yours!
Lovely lovely pics as usual.


Love the wall colour.

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon