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Leonie Shearing  Illustrator & Character designer. I turn memories into bespoke keepsakes. From children to grandparents, family table scenes to pets in jumpers!✒️❤️🖌

January. Brexit. Darkness. I’m hearing so many negative conversations about this month...The determination to change with New Years Resolutions. Then feeling rubbish because you’ve stuck your finger in the Nutella when you’ve quit sugar..
I’m very open to admitting I’m anxious and panic when things get on top of me. This month I’ve already got a string of jobs that I have to schedule properly to get everything on deadline. But this is also the year I stay calm. Reject that panicky self and focus. And the jar of chocolate spread is still firmly shut 💪🏻
#calm #mindfulness #peaceofmind #pigsofinstagram #pigs #meditation #childrensbookillustration #piggy #dippen #sepiadrawing #newyear #yearofthepig #yearofcalm #leonieshearing

I’ve just found out this is the year of the Pig!! My favourite animal! So excuse me if I decide to plaster my feed with my little trottered friends for a while! 🐷❤️
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#pigs #pigsofinstagram #piglet #piggy #ilovepigs #childrensbookillustration #dippen #watercolour #kidlitart #characterdesign #leonieshearing

Oh my goodness!! Look what I’ve just found in a charity shop! I have no idea what it’s actually for but hello new pencil holder!! 😍😁
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#vintage #vintagestyle #treasure #pencils #charityshop #thriftstorefinds

Heartbreaking news about John Burningham tonight. He was one of the illustrators, alongside the likes of Janet Ahlberg and Raymond Briggs, who really inspired me to create characters from a very early age. ‘Granpa’ is my favourite for so many reasons - most recently for trying to ease my two through losing their grandma..infact it helped me too. Thankyou Mr Burningham - your wonderful books will continue to charm us all. X
#johnburningham #childrensbooks #inspiration #childrensbookillustration #neverforget #nationaltreasure

Oooh my @makersbusinesstoolkit yearbook is here and I’ve been planning in my lunch break! Exciting times..❤️
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#makersyearbook2019 #makersbusinesstoolkit #smallbusiness #personalizedgifts #personalised #focus #thisismyyear #determination #leonieshearing

Well it’s the end of the year..and what a year..bit of a test I have to admit but also leaving me with an exciting outlook on 2019! Didn’t quite finish the Xmas advent as family stuff got a bit in the way but here’s me saying a huge “Thankyou” to everyone who has supported me both on here and in real life. Look out for the launch of The Inky Tales in the next month plus I’m starting an insta sketchbook journal too. I’m still getting the hang of this social networking thing..hopefully I’ll be able to do all the flashy stuff soon! Adios amigos!! Big new year smooches!! 😘❤️🤩🤗
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#happynewyear2019 #whatayear #newyearseve #dippen #dippenandink #childrensbookillustration #kidlitart #characterart #characterdesign #childrensbooks #personalizedgifts #selfportraitdrawing #selfportrait #childrenillustration #motivation #positivity #focus #leonieshearing

Back in time for Xmas eve and he’s still wearing his hospital ID bracelet! Best gift of Christmas = family xx Happy Xmas one and all ❤️

Advent sketchbook dec 21.. nothing to see here..just a chick in a beret and braces with winter solstice greetings for a dachshund in a tweed coat. Sometimes I do wonder about my poor little head! Happy Winter Solstice peeps!
#sepiadrawing #adventcalendar #advent #christmas #winter #wintersolstice #animalsinclothes #characterdesign #dachshund #dachshundsofinstagram #chicks #dippen #childrensbookillustration #sketch #sketchbook #leonieshearing

Advent sketchbook catchup dec 20. The best excuse I’ve ever heard for not coming carol singing..my son announced “but I’m wearing shorts..I’m freezing!!” as we were about to launch into Away In A Manger. Facepalm moment.. #adventcalendar #advent #christmas #kidlitillustration #sepiadrawing #childrensbookillustration #dippen #characterdesign #shortsinwinter #leonieshearing

Advent sketchbook dec 19
Well..honestly dad you couldn’t stay out of hospital could you?! After promising no more hospital visits before 2019 My lovely dad had a nasty fall and is currently poorly and bit broken in places. He’s got way more than nine lives, it’s quite amazing really but I’m hoping as per usual that he’ll be sitting up and drawing as he normally does in the next few days (that’s where I get it from!) just please come home for Xmas!! Enjoy your ginger biscuits @jerrycdshearing !!
#getwellsoon #healing #loveyoudad #sketchbook #childrensbookillustration #adventcalendar #leonieshearing

Early advent sketchbook day 18 as I’m on another late night trying to finish work that’s behind 😩.. decided to take a break and order the kids a beanbag each for part of their Xmas present. I remember getting one and diving straight into it on Christmas Day - best feeling ever!! .
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#beanbag #advent #adventcalendar #december2018 #christmas #christmaspresents #xmas #xmaspresent #dippen #kidlitart #childrensbookillustration #kidlitillustration #characterdesign #memories #sketch #sepiadrawing #inkdrawing #leonieshearing

Advent sketchbook day 17...special Xmas packaging for some very special customers! I love making address labels, stickers, little thank you cards.. without you lovely lot I wouldn’t be starting up my business!! Orders are now closed til January but then all guns ablazing as I focus on launching my Etsy shop and website! It’s been a great end to the year! Xx❤️
#kidlitillustration #adventcalendar #advent #christmas #christmasgifts #dippen #gift #illustration #personalizedgifts #smallbusiness #smallbusinessowner #childrensbookillustration #personalised #personalisedgifts #characterdesign #giftwrapping #leonieshearing

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