The Little Book of Bees // Book Illustration

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I am super excited to share The Little Book of Bees expertly written by the absolutely lovely Hilary Kearney (aka Girl Next Door Honey) and illustrated throughout by yours truly. It will be available in all major bookstores - and of course available for pre-order now!

"Bees continue to fascinate and charm us all – from novice gardeners and nature-lovers to dedicated environmentalists – and today, bees need our help more than ever. Discover the story of these incredible creatures, with The Little Book of Bees.

Bees first appeared on Earth an incredible 130 million years ago. Since the time of the dinosaurs, evolution has taken our beloved bees on an incredible journey – and today, there are 20,000 species on the planet. 

The Little Book of Bees is a lovely, informative book of all things bee - from evolution and communication, to honey, beekeeping, and saving the bees - all in a beautifully illustrated gift book. Perfect for apiarists, Queen Bees, nature-lovers and bee enthusiasts everywhere."

UK preorder from Waterstones 

US preorder direct from Girl Next Door Honey

Pattern Design // Honey Bees & Bumble Bees

As a little side project I've been working towards perfecting the art of "repeat patterns", which I hope will help me create a variety of decorative fabrics and products with my illustrations. Some of the first I've put together are based on this small series of pollen-dusted bee paintings. Let me know if you like them.

Fluffy Bumble Bees

And I couldn't create a bee pattern without an iconic Honey Bee. I wanted this one to be quite symmetrical to form a more uniform pattern. 

And just for fun, a FAT bumble bee!

Artwork (C) Amy Holliday 2016