“Worstest day of my life!” announces 7 year old taken on ‘adventure’ by parents

“Worstest day of my life!” announces 7 year old taken on ‘adventure’ by parents

Easter Sunday dawned grey, cold and wet - the sort of weather for staying at the fireside, playing board games in your velour lounge suit . But where I come from, you just can't enjoy that level of comfort unless you've really earned it. Preferably in the fresh air. Cue a quick consultation of the Child Friendly Cycle Ride Handbook. A grueling 9 mile stretch of Dual Carriageway and open country was selected as the obvious choice. As we were unloading the bikes from the car, the youngest member of the party was violently sick…continue reading →
I say “Anyone for tennis?” They say “I’d rather eat my own head!”

I say “Anyone for tennis?” They say “I’d rather eat my own head!”

The sun came out for three minutes this week and the nation's thoughts turned immediately to: those 80s ankle socks with the little pom pom on the back, jolly afternoons whacking a green ball directly into (rather than over) the net and chimpanzees scratching their bottoms on court. Yep, it's tennis season! To butter up the opposition, Sweeting's Greetings salutes these two sporting stoics: Kazmeister Woolland - who's always happy to turn up and thrash me 6 games to nil, whatever the weather - and Emilio Whiteheadster who joined me on court for…continue reading →
Pop the corks! It’s Mother’s Day!

Pop the corks! It’s Mother’s Day!

Super seasonal discount from one Mum to another: £59 for a framed personalised portrait of your Mum shooting out of a bottle of Mumm champagne. Choose from Glamourpuss, Superfit or Multi-tasking  - or simply specify your own matriarchal stereotype. Will work round the clock to have these ready for Sunday 6th March.        continue reading →

Children should be seen and not heard

...as my Great Uncle Everard used to say.  If you agree with him you'll love SG's new range of portraits for the younger generation.  They look splendid on the living room wall - and they don't answer back.  continue reading →
If life gives you lemons…

If life gives you lemons…

...don't bother using them as paperweights in an impromptu photo shoot on your neighbour's front stoop. They roll about on purpose, just to get in the way - and they cast surprisingly large shadows all over the money shot. I'll use bananas next time.continue reading →
Penning a plug.

Penning a plug.

I wanted to bring to life the experts behind my website (see ABOUT for their deets). These 4 sketches show the process from first scribble to capturing a likeness - with some major wrong turns along the way. For the record, this is Anton, the brains behind Apraze. And that's designer stubble, not pimples...  continue reading →
You have an occasion – and I have cards!

You have an occasion – and I have cards!

So Alice is feeling poorly and it's Will's driving test on Friday, Henry starts his new job next week, not to mention all those Birthdays on the horizon ... Sounds like you need to check out the Sweeting's Greetings Shop and stock up on cards!continue reading →
Sweeting’s Greetings for Prime Minister!

Sweeting’s Greetings for Prime Minister!

Lauded as “Whittingdale’s darling” at The Dept. of Culture, Media and Sport, Britain’s favourite artist reveals her plans to take over the world, one cabinet minister at a time. Hot off the press are pictures of our very own Home Secretary, the Hon. Theresa May, unwrapping her commission at a recent parliamentary shindig in the Thames Valley.  Our CEO and founder, ever the bohemian, is inexplicably dressed in full Native American Indian regalia. So where next for Sweeting’s Greetings? Widely regarded as the nation’s greatest asset and with artistic triumphs rarely out of…continue reading →