Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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About My Art

I’m new to you/your site, where do I start?

Welcome! If you want to read a bit more about me, my ethos and my art please check my About Me page.

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What are your favourite art supplies?

ALL.THE.SUPPLIES!!! Lol. Total art supply junkie, so this changes all the time! Right now I love my Cadmium Red Deep acrylic paint by Ara, cheap brushes from the hardware store, Prismacolor pencils and my Stabilo All pencil.

What is your favourite art journal?

I’m enjoying my handmade junk journal and Seawhite of Brighton sketchbooks for mixed media art journaling. For sketching and experimenting I like my soft cover Moleskine (the one with the thin paper). The Daler Rowney Ebony sketchbook is a great all-rounder. Read more about the art journals I love here.

Who inspires you?

The two people who totally got me into mixed media & art journaling are Tamara Laporte and Suzi Blu. Back in around 2008 they made the most awesome and inspiring YouTube videos that got me really into wanting to create art and share it with the world.

How long have you been making art?

I discovered mixed media and art journaling around 2008. I had a lot of trouble facing my inner critic around that time and didn’t do nearly as much art as I would’ve liked, especially because I was never able to really enjoy the things I created. Months would go by without creating anything. Around August 2013 I took some online classes and started doing art much more regularly (several times a week) and I haven’t stopped since!

Do you teach?

Yes, I love teaching! For free material sign up to my newsletter to receive my art & inspiration guide. My YouTube channel has lots of inspiring videos. I tend to have a balance between teaching practical skills and addressing the emotional side of art in which we can express and discover our true selves.

For in-depth art courses, please check my dedicated course site. You can sign up for an account and most courses are instant access.

I live in London, UK. If you’d like me to teach in person at your venue in the UK, please contact me to discuss rates & availability.

About Business / Technical Aspects

What camera do you use?

For my vlogs and art videos I use a Nikon Coolpix P7800 and my iPhone 7. In the past I have used a webcam, a Toshiba Camileo and a Canon Ixus (don’t let your equipment hold you back!).

What do you use to edit your videos?

I use Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows. It’s an amazingly powerful programme that can pretty much do anything you can think of. It’s a very very steep learning curve, but nothing that can’t be achieved with determined Googling and watching YouTube editing tutorials. Previously I used Adobe Premiere Elements and Windows Movie Maker.

What music do you use in your videos?

I use EpidemicSound which is a subscription based audio library with thousands of tracks.

What to you use to host your art courses?

I use course software called Zippy Courses which I use in conjunction with Vimeo PRO.

How do you make your prints?

I start with a high quality photo or scan. Click here for a tutorial on how to capture great images for printing. I print using an OKI C511dn laser printer (used to use OKI C330dn) onto HP professional matt laser photo paper. Then I mount the prints so they are ready for framing.

About Me Personally

Do you speak Dutch? / Are you Dutch?

Yes and yes! I have lived in the UK since I was 18. I feel more comfortable speaking English these days, but my Dutch is still fine too. If your preferred language is Dutch please feel free to use it when communicating with me.