Tutorial – How to make watercolor pencil bookmarks!!

Hello everyone!! I hope you are well and enjoying the very first days of a new decade!! I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year as I think every day should be a opportunity for newness! Can you imagine how good it feels to wake up in the morning and step into a new…

New Painting – Girl Riding a Lion

Hello!! How are things? I am good and really enjoying having some time off!! Whooo! Ive hardly had any time off in the past 2 years so am looking forward to being able to focus on some personal projects and going on some trips. I managed to finish my ‘Girl Riding a Lion’ painting! This…

I’m still here…

Hi all, things have been a bit quiet here of late, but I am still here! :) I basically had to ban myself from painting during most of February so that I could work on other projects. Painting is so addictive, once I’ve set up all my gorgeous colours and surrounded myself with tubes, pots,…

Using a Paperchase scrapbook as an art journal?

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…

Ancient Hittite Script

Hi all, I had a semi-restful weekend, I had work-men in to make a few changes to my home, plus I’m managing to rescue the back of the garden from weeds. I decided to try painting ancient Hittite script after watching a documentary on the ancient Anatolians. I then added the script to a 3/4 face…

Some books I have enjoyed recently

Hi, here are a list of books and book series that I’ve really enjoyed. Some of them are in the young adult fantasy genre which I find has some fresh and imaginative writing. I also listen to them on Audible as a well trained narrator can really bring a book alive with different voices for characters and give a…

Tutorial – Make a Midori planner with paper and gesso

The internet seems to have gone Midori crazy! It’s beautiful yet simple design as well as it’s flexibility as a journal, planner or notebook has inspired many people to get creative. I decided to try to make my own using paper and gesso after seeing how my paper stencils became more supple and durable after a coating of…

Morning walk and catch-up

It was a glorious morning today, I routed my walk via St Paul’s Cathedral and managed to capture it bathed in the early morning spring sunshine. The warmer weather has given me a boost in energy and I spent the weekend rescuing my garden path which had been choked by weeds and grass. The crazy…

New Life book 2015 painting – Whimsical Beacon of light

I’ve made a start on Life book 2015 with this delightful lesson by Tamara Laporte, A beacon of light! We also had to set our word for the year.. on this warm up page. I’ve been slowly refining my website gallery here and thinking about making some more hand-made books and fabric projects. The lovely…