Stamp Making Tip

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

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

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

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 […]

How to Turn Seedheads into Christmas Cards

Back in October I wrote this post about seedheads along the Wales Coast path. After collecting those seedheads I sat down and sketched them and noticing their golden and coppery colours got me thinking about Christmas. At Christmas our family always reflect back on the year, good or bad, and store up the stories as […]

Last Leaf Falls

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, […]

How to Turn Autumn Leaves into Art

It’s nearing the end of Autumn and leaves are falling and making lovely, rustly heaps of crunchiness on pavements and parks all over UK. So, this post is about experimentation and it all started with a walk in the woods. Greenfield Valley woods to be exact. I took some photos of the leaves while walking […]