TBT** Ostara carrying the springtime in her hair :)

I made this painting several years ago when I had just starting painting, it was part of a Life Book 2014 lesson taught by Tamara Laporte, I made my version into the goddess Ostara and she is carrying the springtime in her hair!! I love this painting so much, I might even turn it into…

Life book 2014 final lessons

Hi all, I’ve finally finished all my Life Book 2014 lessons.. YAY! Here is one of my favorites, it was a Serena Bridgeman lesson that I used as a prompt, it looks nothing like the original lesson as I want to start developing my own ideas using Life Book as a spring board :) I…

New painting – Brave courageous

This was a life book lesson where we had to show the passage of time by painting a young face with white hair. It was also a celebration of everything we have learnt during our year long course, which is now coming to a close.. However I have also signed up for Life Book 2015…

Life book week 40: Goddess

Hi all, hope you had a fantastic xmas and got some lovely arty presents :) I’ve been catching up with my Life Book lessons in preparation for starting Life book 2015 in January, YAY!! This lesson was given by the lovely Kate Thompson who is known for her Fractured Angelics paintings. It involved using a…

Lifebook Lesson Week 41

Hello, hope you are all looking forward to the weekend and have lots of arting planned :) Here is my latest lifebook lesson artwork. It is supposed to represent inner strength etc etc. The moon was made using a gorgeous mother of pearl modelling paste, inktense and acrylic. The background is water-soluble crayon and acrylic….

Lifebook catch up

Hi all, I’ve been busy catching up with my Lifebook 2014 lessons as I’d fallen behind quite a bit, I’ve also signed up for 2 new online classes, Fabulous Faces by Tamara Laporte and Express Yourself by Jane Davenporte, which should keep me busy until Lifebook 2015 starts!! Hurray! If you follow me on Instagram…

Lifebook week 34 – painting a whimsical girl

I’ve finally managed to get on with more Lifebook lessons, I’m not really doing them in order at the moment as quite a few weeks involved collage and image transfers, and that isn’t really my thing, but I have prepared some imagery to do the lessons later on in the week. In this lesson we…

Lifebook week 29 with Marieke Blokland

This lesson with the lovely Marieke Blokland allowed us to become a diva using hand made patterned paper and a photo of ourselves, I also used washi tape and paper cuts. Playing with all the bright colours made me feel like a child again, however the lesson’s message was supposed to be ‘Today is today,…