Hey all! I have finally started Life Book 2018!! YAY it was a delayed start whilst I launched my greetings cards and my new paper hospitality products.. so pleased I completed this!!
This bear presents a very good message that ALL CHANGE IS GOOD.. change can be hard especially when it takes you out of your comfort zone, and initially we want to put out heads in the sand and avoid all discomfort. But its amazing how the act of change itself can be really nourishing and fortifying in the long-term, especially when it is done in consistent little steps :)
Hi, I feel I haven’t been here for ages! I put my painting on hold for a while as I moved jobs and am also in the middle of planning the refurbishment of my home ahead of a possible move.
A lot has happened over the last few weeks but I managed to do some painting over the weekend! whoo..
The job move (I just changed departments) has gone really well and I’m getting stuck into using After Effects again after a long break. It’s such an amazing program for making motion graphics and adding effects to video.
I’ve also found a new area to possibly move to, it has everything I like – history, nature and artiness. I’m trying to visit it as much as possible to see if I still like it after the novelty has worn off ;)
I did some sketching in my art journal and tested my new Dylusions paints, they are AMAZING! highly pigmented in bright colours and transparent, such a joy to use, I’ve been using them with my new Tombow watercolour markers and they seem to be made for each other.
I’m really happy to be working in my art journal again, its soo freeing!
I should have more paintings from my Ever After 2016 course to share soon too
Hello! :) it’s been a while since I’ve been here but I decided to take a break in order to focus on a few other things. I think balance is an important part of life, I tend to work all the time as I have loads of interests and am curious about pretty much everything, plus I have a million and one to-do lists on the go. It takes its toll and some things can be neglected such as health, relationships and domestic affairs so I’m trying to get more balance in my life.. Lets see how that works :P
Here is an art journal page I made in my gorgeous new art journal.. It was inspired by a visit to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London and an earlier visit to the Artists and Empire exhibition at Tate Britain.
I originally thought I wouldn’t share my art journal pages as I wanted to keep them as a private space but I think I’ll show a few now and then.
PS. due to an increase in Etsy fees I will be putting up the prices on my paper cutting templates in April, but you can still get them at the lower price by clicking here
Hi, here is February’s calendar art journal page. It’s a relatively quick one as I was still on my self imposed painting ban :)
It was inspired by the half light of February when the sun struggles to peep through grey skies, I also wanted to try to create a mosaic effect with pieces of paper.
A process video is below the image.
I recently bought a Paperchase scrapbook album to use as an art journal because I want to do more sketching and playing around with paint and ideas.
I also found that I was trying to complete a finished painting every week without spending much time sketching or having fun in my other journals.
So decided to start a new journal for 2016!!
I decided to get the Paperchase scrapbook album as the pages are quite thick and shouldn’t be prone to buckling with very wet mixed media, the square format is nice and will be interesting to use over a 2 page spread, plus the paper cut cover is very pretty.
I tested the pages with a variety of paints to see how well the paper stood up to different applications and made a video below.
I managed to complete my December calendar art journal page just in time yay! It has been a challenge to work on a page of this size and dimension, being long and thin, but that has made it really interesting and I will be continuing using the same calendar in 2016.
This month I decided to create a stag in the form of a silhouette and used many layers of paint to create the effect, The highlights were created using Sakura soufflé gel pens, which are lovely.
There is a fast forward process video below the picture.
(I wrote this post using the speech recognition software on my iPad, it’s fantastic and really quick!)