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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 the weekend which means the first day of the week is usually over in a flash and then it's Tuesday and that is my artsy play day! image by … [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 and show you the process! The other week I went on a bit of an art supply binge at Atlantis (big art supply store in East London). I got a good … [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 year with both lessons by Tam herself and quite a few guest teachers. It's basically a fun filled art party with plenty to learn, experiment and get … [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 ended up spending very little time there. I went through quite a few years of feeling too scared to create. The inner negative voices were just too … [Read More...]

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How To Photograph/Scan Your Art And Prepare It For High Quality Art Prints. © www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow #artprints #scanningart #photographingart #photoshop

How To Photograph/Scan Your Art And Prepare It For High Quality Art Prints

I wanted to share some tips with you all about how I create scans/pictures of my art and edit them in Photoshop. Below I walk you through the entire process I use to prepare my images to make high quality prints. Don't forget to Share, Tweet or Pin this article if you find it helpful! Photographing Your Art Most of my art is too big or … [Read More...]

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Am I An Artist?

Am I an artist just by virtue of calling myself one? When I create art, does that automatically make me an artist? Can I even call what I create 'art'? Why is this word 'artist' so important, and what power does it hold over me? These are questions that occupy my mind often and I think are important to pay some attention to in order for them not to … [Read More...]

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It’s Not Automatic – Deserving To Do Art

From a young age I feel I have always been given the message that if you're not good at something, you shouldn't do it.You are only 'allowed' to pursue something if you're already magically good at it. Kids who are good at drawing should keep drawing. Kids who are not good at drawing shouldn't bother. We say things like: "Oh I can't draw" or "I … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

Find Your Way | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Art101 Challenge – Find Your Way

So we're 3 days into the Art101 Challenge! My dear artist friends have been creating up a storm and so have I! As you may be aware, my goal is to do 30 paintings and I am well on my way by having … [Read More...]

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A Glimpse of Where I Live – London Love

While I was walking around my neighbourhood the other day I thought you guys might like to catch a glimpse of where I live! It never fails to excite me that I live in Central London. For the longest … [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 … [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 … [Read More...]

Practising Self Care | iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Practising Self Care

I want it all and I want it now! For years I was an extremely demotivated individual. Then I had a kid (and then another one) and I had some therapy and those things seemed to light something up in … [Read More...]

How To Photograph/Scan Your Art And Prepare It For High Quality Art Prints. © www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow #artprints #scanningart #photographingart #photoshop

How To Photograph/Scan Your Art And Prepare It For High Quality Art Prints

I wanted to share some tips with you all about how I create scans/pictures of my art and edit them in Photoshop. Below I walk you through the entire process I use to prepare my images to make high … [Read More...]

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This Week In The Studio – playing like a child

This Week In The Studio (TWITS, teehee!) is an ongoing series in which I share what I've been working on recently and give you a sneak peek into my process and works-in-progress. Click here to view … [Read More...]