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26 Nov 2015
Start To Finish Blog Series

Start To Finish – Let Me Hold You – Mixed Media Painting Walkthrough

Start To Finish is an ongoing series in which I share the progress on a painting from start to finish and I tell you what I did in each step. Please drop me a line or a comment if you decide to follow along and don’t mind sharing, as I’d love to see! Click here to view all posts in this series. I’ve joined a group of artists who challenge each other to incorporate certain subjects in their paintings. A […]

24 Nov 2015

Will you make 2016 your most CREATIVE year yet? [+ free printable!]

I want to share with you two things that have been on my mind lately: Picking a word for the year 2016 Understanding creativity and how to find inspiration (and keep it!) Word Of The Year Have you ever done this? You pick a word that you are going to focus on for the whole year. It’s an alternative to having a New Years resolution (because I’m not a fan of having unrealistic expectations and setting myself up to fail. […]

20 Nov 2015

Do It For Fun, Do It For You

I’ve made 13 short art journal videos in the last 20 days. That’s a reason in itself to celebrate! But what it also gives me the opportunity to do is examine my ways of working, my habits and my reasons. And then to share these insights with you in the hope that you find it useful too! The thing I’ve noticed most of all from doing a challenge in which I only spend 15 minutes on a page and from […]

17 Nov 2015

Day 1-15 from NaNoJouMo #15minsnanojoumo

NaNoJouMo is in full swing and I’ve been LOVING my own challenge: 15 minutes of speed journaling a day. Lots of people have joined me and are doing this challenge too! You can join in here. I knew I needed a challenge, but I had no idea how good this challenge was going to be for me and my art. It’s pushing me to work quickly, let go of perfection and trust myself. I expected those things. What I didn’t […]

12 Nov 2015

Strathmore Softcover Mixed Media Journal – Art Journal Reviews

It is not a secret that I love art journals and can never have enough. So in this series I am reviewing all the art journals that I have used over the years. Some are firm favourites that I buy again and again, some have their quirks and some are straight up don’t-buys. Keep reading to find out more about: Strathmore Softcover Mixed Media Journal I heard about Strathmore journals a lot in the mixed media scene (I think I […]

05 Nov 2015
Start To Finish Blog Series

Start To Finish – Blood Elf Mage Fan Art – Art Journal Page Walkthrough

Start To Finish is an ongoing series in which I share the progress on a painting from start to finish and I tell you what I did in each step. Please drop me a line or a comment if you decide to follow along and don’t mind sharing, as I’d love to see! Click here to view all posts in this series. You might not know this about me but for years I was an avid World of Warcraft player […]

29 Oct 2015

Stillman & Birn Zeta Series – Art Journal Reviews

It is not a secret that I love art journals and can never have enough. So in this series I am reviewing all the art journals that I have used over the years. Some are firm favourites that I buy again and again, some have their quirks and some are straight up don’t-buys. Keep reading to find out more about: Stillman & Birn Premium Sketchbooks & Journals – Zeta Series A while back in my search for ‘the perfect art […]

22 Oct 2015

NaNoJouMo – The 15 Mins Edition

You’ve all heard of NaNoWriMo right? It’s where you challenge yourself to write a certain amount of words every day for the month of November with the objective of having a rough draft of a novel written. Doneski. In the bag. Some people grow a moustache for November, but I thought it’d be much more fun to grow a journal! Cue NaNoJouMo! Journaling every day for 30 days during November. I’ve been wanting to set myself an art challenge recently. […]

19 Oct 2015
Start To Finish Blog Series

Start To Finish – Rabbit Wants To Be A Cat – Art Journal Page Walkthrough

Start To Finish is an ongoing series in which I share the progress on a painting from start to finish and I tell you what I did in each step. Please drop me a line or a comment if you decide to follow along and don’t mind sharing, as I’d love to see! Click here to view all posts in this series. I haven’t done one of these in a while, as usually I forget to take pictures while I’m […]

15 Oct 2015

I Fell Into The Moon – Art Journal Video

I made a new art tutorial video for you! Watch me create an art journal spread from start to finish including building up the background, sketching & painting a face and finishing it all up with interesting elements and doodles. Scroll down for a full supply list. If you enjoyed this video please feel free to share it with your creative friends! Supplies Used Craft paints (various pinks, blue, turquoise & black) Ranger Archival stamp pad in black Music stamp […]