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04 Oct 2015

Let’s Face It Giveaway!

Hello my lovely blog readers! Do you want to draw and paint faces? (But maybe feel a bit intimidated??)….. keep reading! I am so excited to announce that I am going to be a part of a brand new, awesome online course titled “Let’s Face It”. LET’S FACE IT is a course created and hosted by Kara Bullock from Kara Bullock Art. This course is for anyone that wants to practice creating faces and portraits, but is especially designed for […]

01 Oct 2015

Seawhite of Brighton Journals – 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: Seawhite of Brighton Sketchbooks & Journals Seawhite of Brighton is a brand that encapsulates a range of art supplies. They […]

28 Sep 2015

Radiant Lesson Sneak Peek

T minus 3 days until we start with Radiant Art Journals! I’m joining a team of such amazing artists (seriously, I’m pinching myself!) to bring you an online course that will help you explore the yumminess that is art journaling. You’re going to learn tons of techniques, be inspired by a host of different teachers and styles and get oodles of encouragement! I’ve put together a short video in which you can see what to expect from my lesson: I’m […]

24 Sep 2015
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5 Reasons You’re Not Happy With Your Art Journal Pages

photo credit: Broken Flowers via photopin (license) I know very well what it’s like to want to do art, but every time you sit down and do it, you’re feeling crappy about the result. It’s really inhibiting and it might even stop you from creating next time. I don’t want that for you (or for myself)! So here are some insights that might help you understand why this happens and what you can do to change it. 1. You need […]

21 Sep 2015

Interview with Effy Wild – Radiant Art Journals Teacher Interviews

This blog post concludes the series of Radiant Interviews and what an awesome interview to end on: with Effy Wild the organiser and host of Radiant Art Journals! Tell us in one sentence what it is you do? I champion the Inner Artist. What is your favourite colour palette? Cobalt Teal, Green Gold, Quinacrodone Magenta. What is your (current) favourite art supply? Acrylics paint! When I think of you, the word authentic immediately comes to mind. What does authenticity mean […]

14 Sep 2015

Interview with Jeanette Montero – Radiant Art Journals Teacher Interviews

Let me present to you an interview with the wonderful Jeanette Montero! Tell us in one sentence what it is you do? I am a mixed media artist and art supply junkie. What is your favourite colour palette? Warm colors – red-orange-yellow What is your (current) favourite art supply? That’s a tough question for an art supply junkie but overall I’d have to say the one art supply I can’t give up is gesso. It’s a base coat, a glue, […]

10 Sep 2015

The Dylusions Journal By Ranger – 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: The Dylusions Journal by Ranger This is the journal developed by Dyan Reaveley from Dylusions and is said to be […]

07 Sep 2015

Interview with Wyanne – Radiant Art Journals Teacher Interviews

Let me present to you an interview with the wonderful Wyanne Thompson! Tell us in one sentence what it is you do? I am a bad ass survivor of the “Big C”, who creates imaginative art to warm hearts and create smiles. What is your favourite colour palette? I don’t have a favorite….I tend to change it all the time. I’m a Pisces, after all. What is your (current) favourite art supply? Coffee…but that’s not a traditional art supply. I’d […]

31 Aug 2015

Interview (+ a giveaway!) with Kelly Hoernig – Radiant Art Journals Teacher Interviews

Let me present to you an interview with the wonderful Kelly Hoernig! Be sure to read all the way to the end so you can enter Kelly’s awesome GIVEAWAY! Tell us in one sentence what it is you do? I am a full time artist who finds creativity in art, writing, photography and living. What is your favourite colour palette? I love earth tones with a touch of green added in. Think of a woodland floor full of fall leaves, […]

27 Aug 2015

Radiant Art Journals eCourse Giveaway!

I love giving stuff away! It’s such an awesome perk of teaching art online! On 1 October Radiant II: Art Journals launches. This course will give you a mixed media buffet of lessons by 15 awesome teachers plus Effy Wild’s take on each lesson. This course is for you if: you want to learn more about art journaling you are ready to dig deeper you want to develop yourself and your art in a safe place you’re looking for a […]