Its nearly Christmas!

Every Year I produce hampers for our friends at X-Press Legal Services in Witney. They are a local business who pride themselves in supporting the local business community and offering a personalised service. With this in mind we always try and reflect a little bit of Witney in the design we produce.  So I thought I would share with you how this years design evolved. One saturday back in July I was enjoying  the sun on Church Green in Witney with my 5 year old son. Mummy can I draw in your sketch book said Hugh, and he set about drawing St Mary's Church at the top of the green. As we talked about what we could see I noticed the rather lovely tree to the right of the church and I had that 'i can do something with that' feeling. I was seeing owls and bird boxes and little hanging signs. There was no way I was getting my sketch book back for more than a minute so I hastily sketched a quick rough before the pencil was wrestled from my hand! And there that little sketch sat for a couple of months, I kept thinking about it and in the back of my mind it was going to be a family tree picture with little named bird boxes.  Then when I started to research for Christmas it came in a flash - what could be better for a business on the edge of Church Green than that lovely tree I sketched in the summer.

I am still thinking about it as a family tree picture… so watch this space!

The Tree by the Church

The Tree by the Church

My hastily produced scribble!

My hastily produced scribble!

The finished design

The finished design