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Tag : art journaling

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 […]

16 May 2016

GIVEAWAY! Art Journal Summer School 2016

The most colourful & creative summer course is BACK! Art Journal Summer School is running for another year and I’m so happy to be part of the teacher lineup again! You can register your spot at the super Early Bird Price right now (price reverts to normal after 31 May). Go to: www.artjournalsummerschool.com The course starts on 1 July and I’ve been working hard on my lesson which is going to be all about Expressive & Raw Art Journaling There […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]