FEBRUARY 2020

This is what the Frida prints look like…

Now in the dark of February rains, 
Poor lovers of the sunshine, spring is born, 
The earthy fields are full of hidden corn, 
And March’s violets bud along the lanes; 

Therefore with joy believe in what remains. 
And thou who dost not feel them, do not scorn 
Our early songs for winter overworn, 
And faith in God’s handwriting on the plains. 

‘Hope’ writes he, ‘Love’ in the first violet,
‘Joy,’ even from Heaven, in songs and winds and trees;
And having caught the happy words in these
While Nature labours with the letters yet,
Spring cannot cheat us, though her
hopes
be broken,
Nor leave us, for we know what God hath spoken.

– George MacDonald

A Little Book of Things

A Little Book of Things is a zine created by Yours Truly (Rochelle Asquith). It’s 12 pages long, A6 in size, and filled to the brim with drawings and illustrations. Each one is unique and made to order. Available to buy here.

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Title page of A Little Book of Things by Rochelle Asquith

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Eye from A Little Book of Things by Rochelle Asquith

Rochelle Asquith, zine

Flowers from A Little Book of Things by Rochelle Asquith

Rochelle Asquith, zine

100% Waterproof from A Little Book of Things by Rochelle Asquith

DECEMBER 2019

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Mary by Rochelle Asquith, ink on paper, 2019

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A Part of Me by Rochelle Asquith, ink on paper, 2019

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New Year’s Resolution by Rochelle Asquith, ink on paper, 2019

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Thinking of You by Rochelle Asquith, ink on paper, 2019

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Mr Ghost by Rochelle Asquith, ink on paper, 2019

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Why do people keep telling me I don’t exist? by Rochelle Asquith, ink on paper, 2019

NOVEMBER 19

How to Be Magic – it’s here!

After many long hours of drawing and pouring every inch of detail and good stuff I could into this mini zine, it’s here and available (to buy, that is). And you can buy it here!

Here’s the cover, and a preview of two of the pages…

Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. Anyway, I’m off to make more stuff and drink milkshake. See you soon!

How to be Magic | COMING SOON

A mini-zine handcrafted by Yours Truly. A scientifically factual statement of precisely how to be magic* accompanied by illustrations.

*that isn’t true at all, please don’t sue.

Kirkstall Art Trail 2019

Kirkstall Abbey’s 2019 art trail was a success! I was situated in a little pub, a 10 minute walk away from the historic Abbey, and I shared a corner with a very talented illustrator called Sophie (from Cat and Pencil). The weather was warm, the drinks were poured, and inspiration was passed around like it’ll never run out. A massive thank you to everyone who came along and took interest in what I do… You’re a part of my big surrealist dream now. Don’t worry, it’s nice and there’s loads of room.