Wednesday 17 April 2024

Exciting news!


You may have noticed I have been a little quiet lately, but I have in fact been a very busy bee behind the scenes. Here is a little sneak peek of what I have been up to ... watch this space! 

More news coming NEXT week but in the meantime I will be sharing more little snippets ;-)

Oh, but if you're coming to the shop at Port Sunlight this coming Saturday all will be revealed,  and you can find me with Stampers Grove :-)





Woooohooooooooooooo! :-)


 

Thursday 22 February 2024

New Grafix video!


My latest video for Grafix is on YouTube now! Using inks on DuraLar Wet Media (love that stuff!), and then turning them into delicious little collages. 

Free to view ... lasts about 5 mins ... I hope you'll visit! 🙂 





Click on the link **here**

 

Monday 5 February 2024

More TN love


Another little colourful collage page in the accordion insert in my Midori Traveler’s Journal. You can see a sneaky peek at my next page in there too. I love my TN - the inserts make it so diverse - I’ve got everything from shopping lists to urban sketching to collage all in one place! 

This page has ledger, alcohol ink on Grafix DuraLar wet media (I’m using up scraps from demoing recently) and a gorgeous butterfly sticker (did I tell you how much I love stickers?!) I’m teaching a class on this at Art from the Heart (UK) but I think it’s now full, so I will be seeing some of you soon for some TN shenanigans 😉

You can just see a little peek at the beginnings of my next journal page ....

The sticker is a FABULOUS PET tape from London Gifties

 

Tuesday 30 January 2024

The joy of ink. And scribble.


I always did love a bit of scribble. I think it's a rebellion against educational standards of 'write on the lines', 'colour within the lines'. These loose and scribblyoages are done on a small scale in my much loved Midori Travelers Notebook - passport size.


This first one is coloured with a combination of watercolour and fountain pen ink.


And this page in coloured purely with fountain pen inks. It has some gorgeous shimmer which just doesn't show in the photo.


I have some classes coming up at Art from the Heart (Harrogate UK) and you can check them out *here* or on this page on my blog *here*. So, maybe I'll see you there?!






 

Friday 12 January 2024

Drawing and painting on the go!


Happy new year everyone! Hope you are all managing to wade your way through January. I think it probably depends where in the world you live but the gloomy dark days here in the UK can be a bit of a challenge in January. Roll on spring!

Anyway, thought it was time I shared some of the contents of my Travellers Notebook. I have worked in a TN on and off for many years bur recently I got hold of the passport size. Game changer! This fits easily into my bag wherever I am going so I am never without a book and a pen. As a self confessed natural born fidget I don't like sitting still even for just two minutes, I always need something to do so, ta-dah! Sketchbook always on hand ;-)

Here are some mandalas on my watercolour insert - in progress and then with watercolour added in my usual scruffy style:

     


Oh, and if a mandala technically doesn not fit on a page I don't let that stop me! Nothing wrong with half a mandala.




And here's peek inside at a few other pages, also in my watercolour insert .... 



But of course there is more than the watercolour insert (and oh yes, I do have several inserts, of course I do!) The accordion fold is fabulous and great for collage and messy stuff ... like this:







Oh, and one more thing. If you always carry it with you and fancy a bit of urban sketching on your travels you won't be short of somewhere to draw!


Er .... another scruffy watercolour lol!

As I said, this TN goes everywhere with me. It feels so intensely personal. Of course, I also have several other inserts full of scrawling and scribblings and STUFF :-) 

Keep en eye out for new classes being released very soon for 2024 .... there may just be a TN based one ... maybe .... just saying ;-)