• 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… [Read More]

    Am I An Artist?
  • I’ve been excited about doing a new art video for a while now, so on Tuesday I sat down to create a new art journal spread and recorded the process to share with you. Voila, here it is, I hope you like it! By doing so I’ve realised something. I find it hard to create… [Read More]

    Butterfly Whispers – Permission to Grow and Learn
  • I wanted something different the other day. There was this little 8 x 8″ canvas I knew I had lying around with a painting on it that I did back in the early days of my art endeavours. I really didn’t like it (although I guess it has its place in my history), so I… [Read More]

    Breaking Free Out Of My Comfort Zone

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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...]

art-supply-shops-london

I love going into art shops and nosing around for new supplies (or stocking up on basics). I can't imagine how they must struggle against competitive online suppliers. Nothing beats actually going into an art shop though, I'm addicted! So I thought I would compile a list of shops I frequent that sell art supplies in London. Most of these ones are … [Read More...]

ill-just-wait-here-art-video

After many many years (2, pretty much) of not creating any art videos, I finally made one again! When I moved house (the first time, and the second time as well), I finally got an art desk. I'd wanted this for a long time: a dedicated space to do my art and leave all my supplies out rather than having to tidy everything away after doing art … [Read More...]

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am-i-an-artist

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 … [Read More...]

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Butterfly Whispers – Permission to Grow and Learn

I've been excited about doing a new art video for a while now, so on Tuesday I sat down to create a new art journal spread and recorded the process to share with you. Voila, here it is, I hope you … [Read More...]

breaking-free

Breaking Free Out Of My Comfort Zone

I wanted something different the other day. There was this little 8 x 8" canvas I knew I had lying around with a painting on it that I did back in the early days of my art endeavours. I really didn't … [Read More...]

little-tour-art-studio

Little Tour Of My Art Studio

I thought I'd do a quick video to share my art studio with you all. My art space is small but packed with all the things I use. My desk is usually a really big mess, just enough room for the … [Read More...]

it-can-be-simple

It Can Be Simple

I love art supplies. I have a LOT of art supplies. The choices are endless when I'm creating something, but I often have to remind myself: it can be simple. When you have a lot of tools available … [Read More...]

leeky-fish-pie

Upside Down Leeky Fish Pie

Information Serves approx 2¼ (2 adults & 1 toddler), prep time 5 mins, cooking time 30 mins Ingredients 2 frozen hake fillets (240g) 500g potatoes 2 medium leeks 2 tbsp capers 1 tbsp … [Read More...]

top-5-tips-for-doing-art

Top 5 Tips For Doing It – Motivation and Art

After my post the other day about having found motivation for doing art I thought I'd share these tips for getting down to business and doing it. Just in time for the weekend to put them into … [Read More...]

on-change-motivation

On Change – Motivation To Do Art

For years I have been in love with mixed media art and art journaling, but for the longest time I have suffered from some kind of creative paralysis. I would look at other people's art or read mixed … [Read More...]

10-favourite-art-supplies

My 10 Favourite Art Supplies

I looove art supplies (and have spent way too much money on them over the years, probably a lot on useless stuff) so I thought you might like to know my favourite supplies. As a consequence these are … [Read More...]

31-iris-facts

31 Random Iris Facts

My friend Tam posted 31 random facts about herself and asked if I would do the same. It sounded like fun, so here they are! 1. I am Dutch but have lived in the UK for over 10 years now 2. I … [Read More...]