12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide by Gem Blastock
I am so grateful for all your purchases and support this Christmas, not to just me personally, but also seeing the support being echoed around the creative industry. Supporting and...Read more
You must of worked out by now...
You all must have worked out by now, I love drawing sea inspired illustrations, they just simply make me happy. Second to none is creating a sustainable business that I...Read more
What are the best pens for dot drawing?
What are the best pens for dot drawing, better known as pointillism? Any pen will work, to be honest, but the best are fine tip pens with free-flowing ink. Consistent...Read more
How I created Ollie the Octopus.
Ollie has a fan base already before I have even got him into print production. Thank you!! So I have dedicated this blog purely about Ollie and how I created...Read more
From paper to print.
I thought I write a blog to answer a particular question I get asked a lot.... How do I get my illustrations from paper to print? So here is my...Read more
The Blastock Sisters, a pair of creatives who are part of the regeneration of Thanet's up and coming coastal creative community.
On the 13th of December 1983, little did I know at just over 14 months old, that my life would change forever, I had a little sister, Ami. So our...Read more
Getting out of a sticky situation.
My Ink Journal - Colour Palette of Broadstairs March There have been lots of trials and errors in my ink making journey so far this month. Having more failures than...Read more