I DON’T LIKE BORING BEIGE! But I do love colour! Would you like to come on a journey with me exploring colour? I love putting colours together to see how they play with each other and i love sharing my passion with you. Every piece of work I make is a journey into what different colours do to each other. It is the most magical way to live, I get to live it every day and I would love for you to live it with me.

How to pick the right art materials

How do I chose the best art materials for me? If you have decided to take up art during this pandemic and have now concluded that the cheap set of … Continue reading How to pick the right art materials

Planning, habit forming and reaching your goals

This week we are back to looking at planning, forming good habits and keeping your goals in mind as well as recording them. So, 2021 is still shaping up to … Continue reading Planning, habit forming and reaching your goals

How to make monoprints using gel plates

Mono-printing with gel plates Printmaking is probably my favourite artform, although there are a couple of very close seconds. As I embark on a 12 month-long printmaking course, I plan … Continue reading How to make monoprints using gel plates

How to make faux leather out of paper for vegan friendly journals

Making a vegan-friendly journal As some of you will know, last year I took a refresher course in journal making and was suddenly hooked. After many years of knowing how … Continue reading How to make faux leather out of paper for vegan friendly journals

Goal Setting and Journaling Catch-up

So, as promised I am checking in on you to see how you are getting along with setting up and using your system of goal setting and, of course, sticking … Continue reading Goal Setting and Journaling Catch-up

Goal setting and journaling in 2021

Blog 110 Goal setting (continued from 2020) Planning out what your “big ticket” goals are and how you can fit normal life around achieving them is not as daunting as … Continue reading Goal setting and journaling in 2021

Featured Artist – Heather Tobias

Your nameHeather Tobias Where do you live?Watford, Hertfordshire What is your background?I left school and went to Drama College; I had the opportunity of Art School but went the drama … Continue reading Featured Artist – Heather Tobias

Book binding and hand made journals

My adventure into this fabulous craft. Earlier this year, when some kind of normality was allowed and ‘real’ classes were running, I took the opportunity to spend the day with … Continue reading Book binding and hand made journals

Making a Christmas art list.

Christmas is coming I have really battled this week to come up with a topic to write about which a) you will find interesting to read and b) could be … Continue reading Making a Christmas art list.

Featured Artist – Tracey Elizabeth Downing

Your name?Tracey Elizabeth Downing Where do you live?Carshalton, Surrey (nowadays part of the London Borough of Sutton) What is your background?I was always good at art at school and it … Continue reading Featured Artist – Tracey Elizabeth Downing

Getting started with making video lessons

What I have learned making my first few videos of my art demos and classes Whilst Covid-19 has caused huge problems and great sadness there are always good things which … Continue reading Getting started with making video lessons

How to display your children’s artwork

During the lockdown many of you will have spent time filling your days with your children or grandchildren making art. And now you have tons of it and don’t know … Continue reading How to display your children’s artwork

Certificates of authenticity: What they are and why you need them.

I was asked to write this blog post by a very dear Hungarian friend. She wanted to know more about them and how best to go about getting them for … Continue reading Certificates of authenticity: What they are and why you need them.

How safe is it to be taking part in art exhibitions in 2020?

I am sure many of you are wondering the same thing: Should I take part in that exhibition or should I just walk away? Currently, there is no definitive answer … Continue reading How safe is it to be taking part in art exhibitions in 2020?

Why you should show your artwork to the world.

I was listening today to a podcast called Art Juice which, if you haven’t listened to it, you really should. The fabulous Alice Sheridan and the equally fabulous Louise Fletcher … Continue reading Why you should show your artwork to the world.

August Featured Artist – Gill Edwards

I do hope you enjoy reading about this months featured artist and please do send feedback to me for her. Your name?    Gill Edwards Where do you live?  Southwell, Nottinghamshire … Continue reading August Featured Artist – Gill Edwards

Art Education and the Funding Argument

Or trying to understand the anti-art education movement This week, I am sounding off on a topic I feel very strongly about: the anti-art education movement. What do I mean … Continue reading Art Education and the Funding Argument

Featured Artist – Zoe Ashbrook

This months featured artist is the lovely Zoe Ashbrook. Your name: Zoe Ashbrook Where do you live? Gloucestershire, UK. What is your background? I have always been creative and had … Continue reading Featured Artist – Zoe Ashbrook

Finding inspiration in Covid times through trying collage.

Collage adventures. Someone sent me this photo and I just had to share it with you all. It is beginning to get tough now but this is the most crucial … Continue reading Finding inspiration in Covid times through trying collage.

Tips for working at home during covid 19

I am sharing my tips for coping with working at home during the Covid 19 crisis. There are plenty of other tips and tricks out there if you just want … Continue reading Tips for working at home during covid 19

Online courses during Covid 19

Thinking about taking an online course during the lock down? It might be worth reading this first. In these unsettled times, one thing I have noticed is the huge increase … Continue reading Online courses during Covid 19

How to learn how to start sketching

  As I’m sure you are all aware, here in the UK we are now on hard lock-down. Don’t let this frighten you. This is the perfect time to try … Continue reading How to learn how to start sketching

Covid – 19 How will you let it affect you?

How to make to most of the time Coronavirus Covid-19 will give us. I know; you are being inundated with emails from a plethora of companies telling you how they … Continue reading Covid – 19 How will you let it affect you?