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05 Jul 2014

I’m Still Fighting – Dealing With Artist Block

Do you have feelings of self-doubt, or do you feel blocked in relation to creating? I do. When we moved house in 2009 I finally had the space for a dedicated art desk. I was so excited!! But I ended up spending very little time there. I went through quite a few years of feeling too scared to create. The inner negative voices were just too strong. Until one day I just felt like I couldn’t continue this life of […]

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, […]

30 May 2014
Trust It Will Come | Art Journal Video by www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Trust {it will come} – Art Journal Video

I’m so excited to share a new art video with you all! I really want to create at least one art video a month, but I’ve been struggling to do it because it’s just so time consuming. But hey, tell you a secret, I’ve noticed that I’m getting faster at doing them. Who knew, practice makes me perfect speedy! Watch me create a happy cheerful art journal page! There are two specific reasons I’m so excited about this journal page. […]

29 May 2014
Connections and Art 101 www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Connections & An Exciting New Project Art101 Challenge

Making meaningful connections has been high on my priority list since diving head first into my artistic journey last year. I’ve always felt so isolated, like I have to do everything by myself and that sharing is somehow giving something away, something you can’t get back. I’ve come to realise how important it is to find people you connect with, people you can chat to about your hopes, fears, dreams, business plans, crazy-ass wild ideas! I recently bought Kelly Rae […]

27 May 2014
Practising Self Care | iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Practising Self Care

I want it all and I want it now! For years I was an extremely demotivated individual. Then I had a kid (and then another one) and I had some therapy and those things seemed to light something up in me. All of a sudden I wanted to DO stuff. And I have been doing stuff. Piling it on. I love having a busy life, being accomplished in all the things I decide to pursue, feeling alive and energetic! I […]

19 May 2014
How To Photograph/Scan Your Art And Prepare It For High Quality Art Prints. © www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow #artprints #scanningart #photographingart #photoshop

How To Photograph/Scan Your Art And Prepare It For High Quality Art Prints

I wanted to share some tips with you all about how I create scans/pictures of my art and edit them in Photoshop. Below I walk you through the entire process I use to prepare my images to make high quality prints. Don’t forget to Share, Tweet or Pin this article if you find it helpful! Photographing Your Art Most of my art is too big or awkward for my A4 scanner, so I photograph it with my Nikon Coolpix P7800. […]