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23 Feb 2018
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Darkness Within – new mixed media painting

I recently finished this painting titled Darkness Within and I thought I’d show you some pictures and tell you about the painting, its themes and what it means to me. Inspiration It started with a small thought, that I wanted to study master/famous painters more, especially those whose work speaks to me. The first person who came to mind was Egon Schiele. His work has a depth of feeling that I haven’t experienced with any other paintings. It is something […]

18 Jan 2018

Ickle Wickle Cute Mini Journals!

I’m a huge admirer of ByBun (Roxanne Coble)’s work, in particular her mini journals and matchbook journals. They look like such complete works of art, but in tiny cute form. Always up for a challenge I decided to try and make one myself. Thinking back to a bookbinding course I took a decade ago which was absolutely vague in my memory…. Anyway, a lot of hours and 10 mini journals later….. They’re mega addictive to make! And even more fun […]

29 Apr 2016

‘Let Go’ New Inspirational Art Video

I’ve been so busy this past month creating my new course Abstract Watercolour Flowers. Now that most of the work is done I can come back to making some different art again. I’m rediscovering my love for mixed media art journaling and journaling for expression and to work through some feels. Sometimes I feel guilty for having so many art supplies that I don’t really use… A big one of these is Dylusions ink sprays. I have about 10 different […]

07 Apr 2016

GIVEAWAY! ArtistCellar stencil set & new art video

UPDATED UPDATED UPDATED THE WINNER IS: Miriam Gault Congratulations Miriam!!! You have been contacted to claim your prize of this set of awesome stencils. Thank you to everyone for entering, your wonderful ideas on how to use these stencils (I’m feeling super inspired, I hope you are too!) and your enthousiastic response to my video. You rock! The winner was randomly picked from all qualifying entries It’s time for a giveaway!!! WOOHOO! Have you heard of ArtistCellar? They make awesome […]

28 Jan 2016

Instagram Mashup – December 2015 & January 2016

I’ve not made as much art recently as usual, which I think is partly to do with being completely exhausted after creating daily for NaNoJouMo and is also to do with me picking up playing World of Warcraft again. Playing/not playing is a bit of a complex issue for me, but in any case I’ve noticed that I’m feeling much happier generally. When I do sit down (or stand up really, as I create at my easel more and more […]

24 Dec 2015

Sharing More Emotional Art

Lately I’ve been doing something that my friend Marieke calls ‘raw art journaling’. So now you’ll probably ask: What Is Raw Journaling? To me raw journaling is where you journal with the intention of feeling, processing and expressing your emotions. You avoid trying to decide up front what you’re going to make (i.e. you don’t plan out a composition or particular subject), but instead you let yourself be led by your inner voice and intuition. For me an important aspect […]

01 Dec 2015

Day 16-30 from NaNoJouMo #15minsnanojoumo

So, confession time: I am so done with NaNoJouMo The 15 Mins Edition! I don’t mean just literally, I mean I’m tired of it, glad it’s over. When I started it was mindblowing, I learned so much, felt completely freed up and discovered lots of things. Then as time went on I felt more and more held back and blocked. I can’t say for sure whether it was the act of doing this challenge, or whether it was for other […]

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 […]