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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 […]

23 Jun 2015

The Duality of Life – Mixed Media Workshop & Giveaway!

Read full course description and register for instant access Scroll down to enter the giveaway. Exploring Our Feelings I’ve been on this journey lately (maybe all my life, but I just didn’t know it yet?! Lol) to incorporate ALL the feelings into my life, not just the ‘nice’ or socially approved ones. I really need that, and from looking at my kids and wanting the best for them: I think the whole world needs that. We have these feelings whether […]

26 Apr 2015

Live Like It’s Your Last Day

Welcome to episode 4 of Art Play Relay. This month I’m finishing the painting that Juna started last month! The Videos My video: Juna’s video: You can read Juna’s blogpost about her process here. People are posting amazing work in response to this project and doing collaborative artwork. If you’d like to be involved, you still can! Join the Facebook group here to see the artwork, find a buddy and post your work. The quote for this artwork is: Live […]

29 Mar 2015

Hope Is The Little Voice That Whispers ‘Maybe’

It’s a new episode of Art Play Relay! March marks the start of a new cycle in this project, meaning Juna and I have each picked a new quote and started a new painting! The Videos My video: Juna’s video: You can read Juna’s blogpost about her process here. If you’d like to be involved, you still can! Join the Facebook group here to connect with the other lovely people, find a buddy and post your work. The quote for […]

22 Feb 2015

Art Play Relay – Finishing Each Other’s Artworks

I’ve finished Juna’s awesome artwork! You can watch the video here: And Juna finished my artwork! You can watch her video here: Supply list: china marker / grease pencil gesso Stabilo All pencil (black) oil pastels (brown, turquoise, yellow, pink, flesh, red) oil bar (white) fluid acrylics (brown) glazing liquid high flow acrylics (fluorescent pink) It was such an honour to work on Juna’s painting! Nerve wracking too! I had quite a few ideas going around in my head ever […]

25 Jan 2015

Art Play Relay – January Launch!!

The first two official Art Play Relay videos are here!!! Watch my video below: Watch Juna‘s video below: What an awesome start to the project it has been! A lot of you have already joined our Facebook group to keep up to date, engage with the project and prepare to take part yourselves. Thank you for your enthusiasm!! My supply list for the artwork I started is: dip pen India ink heat tool (optional) matte medium (or glue) collage & […]

09 Dec 2014

Technique Tuesday – Quick & Simple Background With Distress Ink

I love alliteration, so when I was creating this video on a Tuesday, Technique Tuesday was born! If you’d like me to cover a specific technique in my next video, please drop me a line or leave a comment below! You can watch the step-by-step process with voiceover explanation in the video below or alternatively scroll down for a walkthrough with pictures & text. Supply list: Watersoluble crayons (Neocolor II) Gesso Stamps Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spray mister bottle with […]

28 Oct 2014

Halloween Whimsy Art Tutorial

Hello my lovelies! I love letting seasonal events inspire my art and I really wanted to create a cute Halloween witchy girl. I recorded the process and you can view the video tutorial below: If you prefer a photo tutorial instead of video, fear not and keep scrolling! Supply list: -water spray -ink spray (Dylusions) -high flow acrylics  (Golden) -fluid acrylics (Golden) -gesso -charcoal pencil -black and white pens (Uniball Signo) -watersoluble crayon (Caran d’Ache) -stamp pad (black) Preparing the […]

26 Jul 2014
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My First Commission & A Photo Walkthrough

A few weeks ago I got the nicest surprise, my cousin Victoria asked me if she could commission a painting from me! I was a bit nervous but also really excited and once I’d spoken to her about the subject matter and colour preferences I got straight to work. I documented the process with my iPhone as I was working, because I thought you might like to see how I create a painting from start to finish! Victoria is a […]

15 Jul 2014

Now – Art Journal Tutorial Video

In my free art & inspiration guide there are several sections with art supply ideas, colour schemes and tutorials so I thought I’d create a video series in which I basically follow my own guide and show you the process! The other week I went on a bit of an art supply binge at Atlantis (big art supply store in East London). I got a good haul! I got some black gesso which I’ve been experimenting with a bit in […]