Love Your Pet Day February 20 2022

Pets are great for our mental health. They can make each day brighter, can be comfort during sad times, can add to the hilarity of good times, are great on camera and they tell no lies. Generally they are fluff balls of love so who wouldn’t want to love their pet? Sadly there are too many instances of pets not being treated well. Today is national Love Your Pet day to help us celebrate the joy they bring but also to serve as a reminder to take good care of them.

My Mixed Media Art Journal Love

I love playing with mixed media in my art journal and this week I thought I would combine the theme of of love with some mixed media art journaling. But first a short story about love (sadly I missed Valentine’s day) It was a dark night …… no, really. It was quite cloudy but foxy […]

Mother’s Day – Why it’s on Different Dates in the UK and US

March 26th, Mother’s Day in the U.K. but not all over the World. In America, for example, it is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. And it is not only the date that is different across the ocean. The tradition behind the celebration differs wildly too. Find these patterns on a selection of gift […]

Assignment 2 – Point of Sale Display

The second assignment involved creating 2 point of sale displays for a range of quality, seasonal fruit and veg. One was focussed on Summer and the other Autumn. The requirement for the image was that it should be an observational one done from a still life and the final image should be 12″ x 12″. […]

Free Christmas Bauble

I found the template for this bauble on the web but have lost the link. It was given away free so I have added a Christmassy pattern to it and am sharing it for free to wish all my visitors a happy Christmas. Here is the pdf download with instructions on page 3: Robin paper […]

Assignment 1 – Saying Hello

Woohoo! This brief is all about ME. Jokes aside, it’s really about my decision making process and getting me to think about how I make decisions. So I reckon I define myself largely through my interests, of which I have many. I picked some and started sketching out some thumbnails (see right). The final piece […]