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Free Art Print Giveaway!

If you can't wait, scroll to the end of the post to enter the giveaway!!! You guys, I'm so excited! I recently realised that I wanted to offer my own fine art prints. Previously I had them printed off-site and although I was happy with the quality, I really wanted to have more control and quicker turnaround times. When you buy something online, … [Read More...]

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King | www.iris-impressions.com

Stop Calling Me Talented

Let’s stop thinking of ‘talented’ as a rigid concept that is inherent (you are born with it), and let’s start thinking about it as something more fluid. Talent can be built on and it isn’t required in order to have fun or do something really well. When people like my art they often tell me ‘Oh you’re so talented!’. It’s a lovely compliment to … [Read More...]

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Working With Your Inner Critic & Free Printables!

This post was originally sent as a newsletter to my subscribers. I send out a newsletter at the beginning of each month with things such as links to interesting blog articles, tutorial videos, inspirational writing, freebies and much more! To sign up and get the next one straight to your inbox, pop your details in the form below. First Name … [Read More...]

New Beginnings | mixed media in A5 art journal | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Art Journal & Tutorial Videos

It feels like when I do a lot of one thing, something else gets left behind! My focus these days has been on creating videos, which means I haven't been blogging a lot. A few weeks ago I blogged a lot, which meant I wasn't doing as much art. It's hard to fit in all the things I want to do, because I want to do so much! I absolutely love being on … [Read More...]

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Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King | www.iris-impressions.com

Stop Calling Me Talented

Let’s stop thinking of ‘talented’ as a rigid concept that is inherent (you are born with it), and let’s start thinking about it as something more fluid. Talent can be built on and it isn’t required in order to have fun or do something really well. When people like my art they often tell me ‘Oh you’re so talented!’. It’s a lovely compliment to … [Read More...]

Trust It Will Come | Art Journal Video by www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Trust {it will come} – Art Journal Video

I'm so excited to share a new art video with you all! I really want to create at least one art video a month, but I've been struggling to do it because it's just so time consuming. But hey, tell you a secret, I've noticed that I'm getting faster at doing them. Who knew, practice makes me perfect speedy! Watch me create a happy cheerful art … [Read More...]

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Connections & An Exciting New Project Art101 Challenge

Making meaningful connections has been high on my priority list since diving head first into my artistic journey last year. I've always felt so isolated, like I have to do everything by myself and that sharing is somehow giving something away, something you can't get back. I've come to realise how important it is to find people you connect with, … [Read More...]

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Nine Worlds Convention – How It Helped Me Be Myself

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have noticed a plethora of updates this weekend just gone tagged with #nineworlds. Last year I went to Nine Worlds, a completely new geeky convention … [Read More...]

Around The World Blog Hop | image courtesy of Minverva Levinston http://minerva-levinston.blogspot.co.uk

Artsy Blog Hop – part 2

image by Minerva Levinston There is more, you ask?? Last Monday I posted about the blog hop and answered four questions about my art. This Monday it is the turn of my three lovely friends … [Read More...]

Play Your Joy | mixed media on 8x8" canvas board | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

My First Commission & A Photo Walkthrough

A few weeks ago I got the nicest surprise, my cousin Victoria asked me if she could commission a painting from me! I was a bit nervous but also really excited and once I'd spoken to her about the … [Read More...]

Around The World Blog Hop | image courtesy of Minverva Levinston http://minerva-levinston.blogspot.co.uk

Around The World Artsy Blog Hop

Happy Monday to you all! Yes I said happy Monday. Certainly I am one of those people who at the end of the week thinks 'TGIF', but I don't hate Mondays. There's always plenty of work to be done after … [Read More...]

Now | mixed media in A5 journal | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Now – Art Journal Tutorial Video

In my free art & inspiration guide there are several sections with art supply ideas, colour schemes and tutorials so I thought I'd create a video series in which I basically follow my own guide … [Read More...]

Just Breathe | mixed media in A4 art journal | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Life Book 2014 Round Up – The Year So Far

This year I'm participating in Life Book 2014, a year long art course run by my dear friend Tamara Laporte over at Willowing. It's a fantastic course that has new content every week throughout the … [Read More...]

Don't Need Anything Else | mixed media in A5 journal | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

I’m Still Fighting – Dealing With Artist Block

Do you have feelings of self-doubt, or do you feel blocked in relation to creating? I do. When we moved house in 2009 I finally had the space for a dedicated art desk. I was so excited!! But I … [Read More...]

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.Howard Thurman | www.iris-impressions.com

What Makes You Come Alive? Go Do It!!

I've been having some major learning experiences lately with regards to listening to my inner voice. However, it's funny, I tend to reach certain conclusions about things, like major lightbulb AHA! … [Read More...]

Green Abstract Intuitive WIP | acrylics on canvas board | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

WIPs And An Interview

I've been doing a lot of behind the scenes work the past week. Tweaking my website, social networks and most excitingly: working on an awesome PDF project which I will be releasing within the next … [Read More...]

Sit With The Quiet | Blog Post About Intuitive Painting | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Sit With The Quiet

You guys, I just had a bit of an epiphany! I've been diving into intuitive painting this past week. As a perfectionist control-freak this is HARD and super scary. But I'm doing it, because I feel … [Read More...]