Curious Creations for the Wonderfully Weird

Welcome to the curious world of ScribblyRoo!

Here's a bit about me…

Well you've probably guessed by now that I'm the one they call ScribblyRoo. I'm an artist and a jewellery maker living in the woods of rural Norfolk, where I was born one stormy night in 1990. Eversince I was little, I've found inspiration and escapism in stories of fantastical worlds laced with magic. I grew up with Harry Potter, Lyra Silvertongue and Frodo Baggins. Now I'm a 'grown up' myself, I use my artwork to create my own magical worlds and characters instead of just reading about them. I love to paint with acrylics, using rich and bright colours to depict fantasy scenes. It is important for me to create a sense of narrative or wonder in each of my works. I base some of my paintings and illustrations on children's fairytales, and others on mythology and folklore. In turn, these paintings go on to influence my jewellery designs.

Another constant source of inspiration, and the main diriving force in my career has been being raised surrounded by a family of artists: My lovely mum, Jayne Wurr, sometimes known as Smithereens, is a textile designer and mosaic artist. You might have heard of my eccentric dad, Barry Leith, who animated original children's series including The Wombles and Paddington Bear. And my yarn-bombing sister, Emma Leith, runs her own creative business in Box, near Bath, teaching mosaic, felt and crochet workshops, and designs patterns for Simply Crochet magazine.

As for me, you can see lots of my work right here! On a usual day you'll find me in my garden studio, snuggled up by the heater with my dog/daemon, Simm (the Border Collie- you might see him cropping up from time to time in my work) painting, sketching or making jewellery. To find out more about my work, have a look at my gallery pages. Most of the creations you see on this site are available to purchase. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch! Have fun exploring- you never know what you might find…