Tales of Chocolate and Human Rights

My final Chocolate Factory book cover design and illustration

Factory is a bittersweet assortment of short stories created by young
writers between the ages of 11 – 18. In response to a short story
competition delivered by the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the
University of York and Amnesty International UK, young authors wrote on
the theme of chocolate and human rights. Entries were received from
Ghana and the United Kingdom. Three winning stories and all the
shortlisted entries can be found in this delectable, thought-provoking

Book Editors
Juliana Mensah, Artist in Residence, Centre for Applied Human Rights
Rose Drew, Anthropologist and Publisher, Stairwell Books


When the Summer arrives here in the UK I start to crave the sea and adventure – I’ve put together a selection of videos which help inspire me and allow me to escape even if I’m still at the desk on hot days.

Please follow the links to these stunning videos

The Working Artisans’ Club – Daniela Garreton

David Carson – All For a Few Good Waves

A quick getaway to Hawaii’s North Shore with Stephanie Gilmore


I wanted to share a bit of my process when working on an assignment. I always start on paper with a pencil – as you can see in the photo I came up with 4 rough sketches, the theme was art meets science – The Spark of Life. Once a sketch / idea is approved I move onto the computer and draw up the shapes, first in monochrome then I’ll pick a colour palette and add that last.

My Four Favourite Films to Fall Asleep to

The nights are drawing in so I thought it would be the perfect time to share my Four Favourite Films to Fall Asleep to.
It’s not that I don’t like these films but I find them all quite slow
but also soothing, I have fallen asleep to all of them at some point.

I hope you get the chance to watch them all the way through or even enjoy a snooze half way them.

My Four Favourite Films to Fall Asleep to

1. Lost in Translation

2. I Am Love

3. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

4. My Winnipeg

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