Monthly Archives: May 2015

Thames Riverside Cycle Ride

Hi all :) I’m super busy this weekend but managed to upload a video shot last weekend of my cycle ride along the river Thames.

I hope you enjoy it, it was shot on my iPhone so a bit shaky. Till next time. x

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New painting :)

Hi, I’ve finally finished another painting after taking some time out to work on a new paper cutting template (details to be released soon).

This painting was based on a life book lesson by the lovely Jane Davenport, that I took in another direction.

fire kristine cashore clary cassandra clare painting joanne seale

I used Viva Decor champagne modelling crème and a stencil to create the cloak/wings

viva decor modeling creme

I love the shimmery mother of pearl look that this product has, it comes in various other colours all with a pearlescent quality and I can’t wait to try them.

I tried to replicate this iridescence using acrylic paint in the dress inspired by the wings of a Morpho butterfly, which was somewhat successful.

The runes were inspired by Shadow Hunter ‘marks’ from Cassandra Clare’s ‘Mortal Instruments’. I painted them, then scanned them and cut them on my Cameo, I painted them again before adding to my picture using matt medium.


I think my lady looks like a grown up version of Clary Fray, or even Kristin Cashore’s Fire. :)

I concentrated on using black in this painting and feel I should have used more white highlights, as the picture looks a bit flat…

But all in all it was a good learning curve in terms of using new techniques and practicing painting hair etc etc.


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#TBT Impressions of Ghent

Here is a new Throwback Thursday!! In 2010 I visited the beautiful city of Ghent in Belgium during the celebrations of at least 3 festivals! It was the Belgium National Day, the Ten Days Off clubbing festival as well as the Festival of Street Theatre.

I had a fantastic time, the city was alive with very friendly people, stages in each city square, a river side music festival, lots of really interesting street performances and mass tango dancing etc etc. I really felt I could stay for much longer and am looking forward to returning soon.


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Handmade Green Party Poster :)

Hi all :) I’ve been working on a new paper cutting file whilst trying not to get distracted by my paints.. however I did allow myself painting on Earth Day (April 22nd) and painted a Green Party poster for the general elections which take place here in the UK on May 7th..

Hand made green party poster painting joanne seale

I used lots of different art supplies including matt medium, chalk paint, acrylics, watercolours, pencils, water-soluble crayon and acrylic ink. It now hangs in my window..

This weekend I attended a geology and electronics workshop where we created circuit boards which pick up changes in the earths geomagnetic fields and then tested them at a wooded archaeological site in London.

Here are some photos

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photo 1



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