Bracken for Bedding.

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Before we discovered the spores of bracken are carcinogenic we used it in many ways. It was used as fodder, packaging, soap, briquettes for fuel and bedding for livestock. Since I often see cattle in the fields along the coast I decided to make a journal spread inspired by the use of bracken as bedding […]

Stamp Making Tip

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So for a while now I have been looking for a cheap and easy stamp making technique. Something that means I can create text stamps easily and small motifs for use in art journaling. I was really interested in stamps that stick to acrylic blocks. I already make lino stamps which are great but time […]

3 Things You Should Know About the North Wales Open

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I am super pleased to have had my ‘Egret Ready to Strike’ piece accepted into the North Wales Open art exhibition 2017. Places The exhibition traditionally has 146 – 150 places and takes up three gallery ‘spaces’. Jugdges have the difficult job of selecting from over 200 pieces that are submitted by a very productive […]

Daffy Daffs of Spring

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The daffodil, or cenhinen Pedr in Welsh (Peter’s leek) has long been celebrated as an emblem of Wales. Commonly worn in a pin on a cardigan or jumper on St David’s day (March 1st), it is one of the early, Spring flowering bulbs. It even seems to be designed so its beautiful heads will nod […]

Nude Pastel Sketch

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This sketch was in response to feedback from an assignment to study people more. My reference photo is from a book called Virtual Pose. Working from a reference photo allows for more relaxed sketching than from life although it is not a substitute. I worked on A4 velour pastel paper with pastels. My aim was […]

Last Leaf Falls

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Last time I was making leaf prints with a monoprinting technique. So this time I am using those prints in my Art Journal to make an Autumn themed spread. I like to work in layers in my art journal so I started off with a layer of Gelatos. Choosing the 3 Autumnal colours of gold, […]