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06 Dec 2018

Year-Long Online Art Retreat – Art Walk Alchemy 2019

In 2019 I’m super excited to be part of the team that will bring you Art Walk Alchemy! This course is a little bit different than you’re used to. There is a big range of different projects, styles and techniques that will be covered on the course. And everything will come under the theme of ‘Totems and Talismans’. Such a juicy and exciting topic! Below you’ll find some sneak peeks of my lesson and project for Art Walk Alchemy. I […]

29 Nov 2018

Nat Kalbach interviewed me for CJS – watch it here

The lovely Nat Kalbach interviewed me as part of the Creative JumpStart interview series. It was so much fun, I really enjoyed chatting to her. You can watch the interview below! A funny behind the scenes tidbit, before we started recording whilst Nat and I were having a preliminary chat, my husband came into the room, accidentally brushed against the my easel (you can see the corner of it in the right hand side of the video) and the painting […]

26 Nov 2018

Do you need a Creative Jump Start?

Have you heard of Creative Jump Start? It’s 31 inspirational tutorial videos released one by one, each day, from 1-31 January. It’s absolutely the BEST way to kickstart your creativity at the beginning of the year (hence the name, Creative Jump Start!). I’m excited to be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2019, run for the 8th year by Nathalie Kalbach. Through the videos you’ll be able to: learn techniques discover new materials feel super inspired create lots of […]

22 Nov 2018

Letting Go Of The Outcome

I often talk about how great it is if you can let go of the outcome when creating art, but what does that actually mean and how do you do it? Let’s start with the flipside of letting go: being attached to the outcome. With this comes a feeling of pressure. For example wanting to create pretty or aesthetically pleasing art, creating something that will make you feel good about yourself, or creating in order to get loads of likes […]

15 Nov 2018

Art For Self-Expression And Why It’s Different

I often talk about doing art for self-expression and I’m aware it can sound a bit intangible. What does that mean, art for self-expression? For me it is the crux of why I do art and what I want to put out into the world: to help people do art for self-expression rather than for result. In our education system you’re often learning by doing a project or mastering a technique. The media we see online is usually of an […]

08 Nov 2018
My Story and why I do what I do

My Story and Why I Do What I Do

You see my art as a finished thing but it comes from somewhere. It is part of my story, my past and my journey. My story with creativity goes back a long way, I’ve always been attracted to being creative, painting, writing stories. But in the past I felt held back, usually by fear of failure or due to a harsh inner critic. The seed of creativity was there all along, but it wasn’t a straight line to where I […]

01 Nov 2018
Book of Days 2019

Early Bird Book of Days 2019 Registration Open!

One of the reasons I love teaching on collaborative courses is I get to share my teaching with so many more of you that way! I’m super excited to be teaching on Book of Days 2019. Book Of Days 2019 is a year long e-course by Effy Wild which will feature 13 ‘all star’ journal art teachers and at least 12 ‘rising star’ bonus teachers. This course is designed to immerse you in art journaling with new content going live […]

25 Oct 2018

My Favourite Art Supplies – part 2

Ahhh it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for… I reveal more of my favourite art supplies! Keep reading to find out which art supplies I use on a daily basis. Don’t forget to check out part 1 over here. Acrylic Ink I love me some drippy drippy ink. These Liquitex ones are very nice and vibrant. I use them for drips, but also to add inky layers to my paintings. Inks to me are one of those really FUN […]

22 Oct 2018
Book Of Days Giveaway

Giveaway! Book of Days 2019 with Effy Wild

I’m super thrilled to have been asked back by Effy Wild to teach on one of her courses! Last time I taught on Radiant, this time I will be involved in Book of Days! For the whole of 2019 Effy will be working alongside 12 guest teachers (and I’m one of them, yay!) as we bind our own journals (optional), do a deep dive into art journaling, learn new techniques, explore all the ways we use the art journal, and […]

16 Oct 2018

Life Book 2019 open for registration & your discount code

I’m super excited to let you know that Life Book 2019 registration is open! When you sign up, remember to use the code below for 20% off! Use this discount code: LOVEBOMB2019 Life Book is joined by thousands of students each year who love: the sense of community learning new art techniques gaining more self-insight discovering new teachers experiencing increased physical & mental wellbeing feeling inspired all year long! I know many of you already know the ins and outs […]