Tag Archives: garden birds

Featured in LandScape magazine

Hello friends,

I hope you are all well today?  I’m really feeling the joys of spring today, I’ve been on the allotment this morning, digging weeds up and planning out where I might plant different veggies and flowers (pure bliss).

Landscape magazine Beetroot Press Sarah Papworth low res

I also got a feature in the Spring issue of LandScape magazine!  Very exciting to see indeed, so I thought I’d share here. It’s the Garden Birds tea-towel in turquoise in my Beetroot Press range I sell on Etsy and Folksy.

Landscape magazine spring 2016 Sarah Papworth Beetroot Press


I’m thinking of printing some more soon in a new colour way…hmmm what to choose, I might post on the Facebook page to see which colours everyone would prefer.  Here’s the link if you’re not already following me on there: Beetroot press FB page.

Flower seeds beetroot Press blog

I’m now off to choose some seeds to buy – yay!  Have a great week everyone.


Original British bird paintings

Hello everyone,

It’s almost time you can bag yourself some original birdie art to hang in your home (or give as a Christmas pressie).

The 8, mixed media watercolour and pen, bird paintings will be posted and ready to go on Sunday 1st November 2015, at 7pm GMT in my Folksy shop.  Here’s the link:  Beetroot Press Folksy shop.

As this is my first time selling my actual paintings, I’m going to sell them for £25.00!  (wow I hear you say)



I’ve scanned the paintings in, so will be adding them all on here later on so you can have a good look before they are added to the online Folksy shop on Sunday.

Birdie warm-up sketches [part: 2]

Hello folks, I’ve been sketching away again this week, doing more little bird warm-up sketches.

I wanted to try a few different ways of drawing the birdies and get a feel for the direction I wanted to take when painting/drawing in neat – which I will make a start on this following week (exciting).  As some of you will know, I love little birdies, and I’ve really enjoyed drawing the sketches so far.  I’m a little scared about starting the final drawings – but in a good way!

Bearded tit illustration by Sarah Papworth

This is a Bearded-tit, I drew him at the beginning of the week.  I like his friendly face and little smile.  Although I liked the sketches from the week before, I wanted to try using the fine-liner pens to add more colour and texture through their mark making – and perhaps to be a bit more stylised.

Sparrow illustration by Sarah Papworth

Here’s a little Sparrow, here I’ve used the watercolours but then used the pen on top.  I don’t have much to say about him, I like him, but prefer others more, (sorry Mr Sparrow)!

Blue tit illustration by Sarah Papworth

I knew I would be drawing a Blue-tit in this series, so I thought I’d do a practice run.  I like the brighter colours, using brush pens and fine-liner pens.  There is a subtle layer of watercolour paint underneath, but perhaps too subtle, as you can’t really see it – not in the photo anyway.

Great tit illustration by Sarah Papworth

And this little chap is a Great-tit.  He’s the last one I drew and I like the contrast with the black and the softer and brighter yellow, which has the texture/mark making that I like too.  I think it’s time to start drawing some birdies in best now!

I’ll show you how I get on, and I’ll be posting more frequently on Instagram, and Facebook.  But will try to update on here as often as possible.

I’m aiming to get the final original drawings finished by the 16th October ’15 and in the shop that weekend (17th/18th Oct), but I will give you more specific times nearer the time.

Thanks for reading and see you again soon!  Thanks, Sarah.

Country Homes and Interiors June Issue 2015

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this yet….I was so excited to get my work in Country Homes and Interiors magazine this June ’15 issue.  And not only a few bits inside, but one peeking in on the front cover no less!

Front cover_flower market cushion by Beetroot Press

On the June front cover, my Columbia Road Flower Market hand-printed cushion on white linen.

Vintage Vibe feature_Flower Market napkin by Beetroot Press on Etsy

In the ‘Vintage Vibe’ feature – Columbia Road Flower Market napkin on the left.

Vintage vibe feature_Robin greeting card by Beetroot Press on Etsy

This one is a bit harder to spot in this gorgeous photo – The emerald green Robin card under the ball of string on the left.

Vintage vibe feature_Garden birds tea towel as blind by Beeetroot Press

As part of the blind in the background – Garden Birds organic cotton tea-towel in red on the right of the window.

Vintage Vibe feature_Flower Market cushion by Beetroot Press on Etsy

And the cushion shot again which was used on the front cover!

The well crafted kitchen feature_Bees and butterflies tea towel by Beetroot Press on Etsy

This was part of a new feature called ‘The crafted kitchen’  – Bees and butterflies organic cotton tea-towel peeping in behind the draw.

The well crafted kitchen feature_x3 blue tea towels by Beetroot Press on Etsy

Top left photo of my three organic cotton tea-towels; Bees and butterflies, Garden Birds in turquoise and Blackberry Jam designs.

Country homes and interiors feature_x3 blue tea towels by Beetroot Press on Etsy

And here’s a close up of the one above.

All these equal a very chuffed lady (that’s me)!  Thanks for reading 🙂

Press – Fabulous magazine.

The Beetroot Press Garden Birds tea towel was in Fabulous magazine the Sunday before last (October 20th 2013)  Very exciting to see.  I was able to walk to my local shop and pick up a copy of the Sun (Fabulous magazine is the Sunday supplement mag) to have a peek.

Fabulous magazine front page

I was then so happy to find that the Garden Birds tea-towel had got ‘Editor loves’ badge pinned on.  How lovely!

Fabulous magazine homes and travel feature

Flight of fancy page – all things birdy.  So chuffed I’m on the same page as Toast (one of my fav shops).

Fabulous magazine Beetroot Press Editor loves