mixed media artist

being kind to ourselves

Being gentle with ourselves

Being gentle with ourselves

It’s been a looong time since I’ve visited my blog. Since I’ve been on facebook, since I’ve touched my website. I have an email list for a newsletter that I’ve never sent. The longer it stretched, the harder it was to get motivated. On top […]

The good and bad of getting distracted

The good and bad of getting distracted

The best thing about taking part in creative challenges is the raw flow of inspiration that often happens. And sometimes, it’s the worst too! I often find I’m so full of ideas and inspiration when I get into an art challenge like ICAD (decorate an […]

Getting unstuck with cardboard

Getting unstuck with cardboard

I’m a perfectionist at heart, so quite often I’m just plain intimidated by my own expectations.  When I’m feeling particularly stuck, I’ll often paint on scraps of corrugated cardboard. It’s truly freeing because I plan to throw it away anyway, so I feel like anything beyond that […]

Beating blank canvas syndrome – the scraps drawer

Beating blank canvas syndrome – the scraps drawer

I’ve picked up so many little bits and pieces of paper around the place that it can be overwhelming. Now I have a desk that I love and a dedicated creative space I decided to designate one of those lovely timber drawers to holding my scrap collection. Everything from air […]

Unfinished pieces

Unfinished pieces

Last week’s photos made me realise how messy my work area had gotten, so I did a little half-hearted tidying up today. We’re also playing host to various builder-types here over the next six to eight weeks as we’re adding on a second living area (a lovely […]