Do you ever go into an art supply shop and always come out with something new to try!! Well that’s certainly me! Online shopping is particularly dangerous!
Recently I saw these gorgeous Art Graf water-soluble graphite supplies and just had to buy some! I haven’t used water soluble graphite before, so to get a handle on them I decided to set myself a challenge for the month of June! 30 Days of Graphite Girls to teach myself how they work and interact on different surfaces and with other mediums.Read More »
Since getting back into my art after a 10 year hiatus, I’ve been thinking about what has enabled me to do that and to nuture and grow my artistic skills. There are 6 things that I’ve included in my life that have had a huge impact on where I am today, so I thought I’d share them with you and perhaps they may inspire you too.Read More »
Do you ever find yourself doodling while talking on the phone? Or when listening to a boring speaker when you should be taking notes?
I often find myself doodling shapes, lines and circles that go on and on in those times and it takes me to a quiet place in my head where I’m not really concentrating! And yet, amazingly I found I have been listening and can recall much of the phone call! I’m not sure how that works, but it is one reason to doodle!Read More »
Why am I so drawn to drawing faces?? (please excuse the pun!)
This is a question I ask myself quite often, especially when I realise that I have a collection of over 100 faces drawn in the last 18 months and not much else!!
To me, every face tells a story. A story of a life lived and of being lived. And this makes me curious to discover what lies beneath the ‘masks’ that we all put on now an again. A portrait, either drawn or photographed captures a moment in time, an emotion conveyed and gives a glimpse of the heart.Read More »
My special Company of Women are leaving the Studio soon!
I love drawing faces and perhaps if the truth be known, I’m a bit obsessed with them! I just wanted to share with you that this weekend I’m holding my very first solo exhibition In the Company of Women . This art exhibition is a collection of portraits and poetry in mixed media of the various women who have arrived at my Saturday easel over the last 18 months.
“It’s time to take a deep breath and take a step into the unknown.”
I’m quite nervous about having people come and meet these women as it’s like they now have to venture out into the world, away from the safety of my studio. Still I know it’s time for others to meet them, and hear a little of their stories that can be found written in their faces. (Deep breath!)Read More »
As we’ve reached just over the half way mark of the year, I’ve been reflecting on all my wonderful students and how they are progressing, areas they may be struggling in and how I can help them become creative musicians that love and enjoy music.
So what makes a creative musician? Although there are many elements, here are 4 areas that I believe are an important part of that musical journey:Read More »
Hello and a warm and colourful welcome to my little corner of the creative world. Ever since childhood I’ve loved colour, paint, music and singing, and now that I’m older nothing has changed! In this small space my heart is to share my faith through art and music, and I pray that it may bring hope, joy and encouragement to your heart... Learn More »