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07 Jan 2015

Have You Picked Your Word Of The Year?

Do you make resolutions? I used to, but never kept up with them. Then I stopped making them altogether. But last year I decided to do something different. Maybe you’ve come across the concept of picking a word for the year? It’s kind of like picking a concept that you’d like to infuse your life with more of in the coming year. At the start of 2014 I picked the word ‘journey’. Having realized that I always put the emphasis […]

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 […]

12 Aug 2014

Nine Worlds Convention – How It Helped Me Be Myself

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have noticed a plethora of updates this weekend just gone tagged with #nineworlds. Last year I went to Nine Worlds, a completely new geeky convention launched through a Kickstarter, together with 2-month-old Zephyr in tow. Maybe I was a bit crazy! It was awesome though, so awesome that I decided to go again this year, sans kids, for the full three days and with a room at the con hotel. […]

26 Jul 2014
Play Your Joy | mixed media on 8x8" canvas board | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

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 […]

12 Jul 2014

Life Book 2014 Round Up – The Year So Far

This year I’m participating in Life Book 2014, a year long art course run by my dear friend Tamara Laporte over at Willowing. It’s a fantastic course that has new content every week throughout the year with both lessons by Tam herself and quite a few guest teachers. It’s basically a fun filled art party with plenty to learn, experiment and get inspired by. You can still sign up! As we’re now halfway through the year I thought I’d show […]

26 Jun 2014

What Makes You Come Alive? Go Do It!!

I’ve been having some major learning experiences lately with regards to listening to my inner voice. However, it’s funny, I tend to reach certain conclusions about things, like major lightbulb AHA! moments, and then as life goes on I completely forget them and start making the same mistakes again! So then I have to become conscious of what I’m doing again, to get more in line with my true self aaand the circle continues. Hopefully at some point something will […]

15 Jun 2014

WIPs And An Interview

I’ve been doing a lot of behind the scenes work the past week. Tweaking my website, social networks and most excitingly: working on an awesome PDF project which I will be releasing within the next month or so. I’m super excited to share it with you, but I want it to be the best I can make it, so I’m not rushing it. I have this tendency to always want to do things quickly and yesterday NOW, so this is […]

05 Jun 2014

Sit With The Quiet

You guys, I just had a bit of an epiphany! I’ve been diving into intuitive painting this past week. As a perfectionist control-freak this is HARD and super scary. But I’m doing it, because I feel ready and I want to push myself out of my comfort zone. I noticed whenever I did art I’d find it difficult to deal with that feeling of ‘not knowing what to do next’. This would lead to a lot of negative feelings, so […]

03 Jun 2014
Find Your Way | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Art101 Challenge – Find Your Way

So we’re 3 days into the Art101 Challenge! My dear artist friends have been creating up a storm and so have I! As you may be aware, my goal is to do 30 paintings and I am well on my way by having completed 6 (SIX!!) pieces already. I guess I should set myself goals more often, it obviously works for me! To see all pieces I’ve completed recently (not just as part of the challenge) have a look at […]

01 Jun 2014
London Love | www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

A Glimpse of Where I Live – London Love

While I was walking around my neighbourhood the other day I thought you guys might like to catch a glimpse of where I live! It never fails to excite me that I live in Central London. For the longest time it was my dream and the reality of living in this awesome city is every bit as good as I always thought it would be. It’s great being able to enjoy the richness of the city, the culture, the sounds, […]