Tuesday, 23 October 2012

St Ninian's Isle, Shetland

Hello lovely people, know it's been ages since I posted. I thought I'd share a painting with you which I did just for fun and to relax. It's of a photograph that my dad took of St Ninian's Isle in Shetland. When he showed me the photo my first thought was "I HAVE to paint that" - so I did and here it is. 

Cat Hill 2012©

Thursday, 29 March 2012

'The Perfect Match' Animation

Today my friend, Louise Hubbard and I finished an animation we have been working on for two weeks. It is for a YCN competition to advertise Triumphs' bra fitting service. I really enjoyed working with Louise and her illustrative style - thank you.

We decided to take the idea of women wearing the wrong size bra and turn it on its head. Which means instead of depicting women, we used bras as characters who wear the wrong size women. We adjusted Triumph bras’ tag line from, “7 out of 10 women wear the wrong size bra - are you one of them?” to “7 out of 10 bras wear the wrong size woman - are you one of them?”.  This transfers the blame from the woman to the bra and also provides a source of amusement. The aim of which is to encourage women to get a bra fitting.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Affinity Poem

Hellooo, not posted for a bit. Thought I'd post a poem today - you know, just because. It's actually an old one that I re-wrote this morning about the strong and important bonds of friendship during difficult times.


An affinity in meeting
unbroken chain, robust in the
face of reality.

When feelings comatose
know this;

That first meeting where the bond
of friendship was made,
is the crux that carries
us through the tribulation of

A connection that won't be maimed.

Even under the anaesthetic of

Cat Hill 2012©

Monday, 30 January 2012

Vintage Type Poster

© Cat Hill 2012

Disclaimer: This poster is intended for humorous purposes only and is not directed at any particular friend.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Wild / Double Trouble

After struggling with an animation project I decided to pause and write a poem about the way it has been making me feel. The creative people among you will probably recognise some of the feelings expressed. After I wrote it I showed it to my poetically gifted friend, Tony Maude. He then used my poem as fuel to write his own version of it, which you can see here. (I think it is very interesting that he made the unruly creativity female and I made mine male....)


Foe to my own creation,
he laughs as I
struggle to enforce
my will.

Refusing to be harnessed,
it is a lion captured from the wild.
His captor's remains hanging from his jaw.


fangs draw near as I flail.

Control is an illusion,
a mocking mirage through scorching heat.
Creativity bows to no-one.

©2012 Cat Hill

Don't forget to hop over to Tony's blog Rumours of Rhyme to see his version (his other stuff is worth a read too)