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Index Card a Day 2015

Index Card a Day 2015

Something you should really try out this month is Daisy Yellow’s Index Card A Day. ICAD runs from the beginning of June to the end of July each year, but you can join in anytime. You just do something creative on an index card each day for 60 days, […]

My word for 2015: emerge

My word for 2015: emerge

Last year, I couldn’t really come up with a word that really captured my hopes for the year ahead. Looking back, “growth” would have been perfect. There were so many challenging experiences, which taught me so much about myself. I’m so much stronger and confident now. […]

art journaling – revisiting a favourite

art journaling – revisiting a favourite

I’ve been looking back at my 2014 dreams journal today, and fell back in love with this American Indian girl who appeared as if by magic. I didn’t plan to paint an indian. I’ve learnt to avoid planning to paint anything in particular, because it makes me […]

Index Card a Day 2014

Index Card a Day 2014

After seeing images all over instagram of people’s icad efforts I finally capitulated this week, digging up a neglected pack of index cards in our garage and getting messy. Basically, the idea is to decorate one index card a day for 61 days  throughout June […]

Princess Lost, my painting process

Princess Lost, my painting process

This is a painting that really had me stumped for a while there. I actually put her aside for a couple of months in the end, because I just couldn’t see whether she was done yet. And then I came across her last week and […]

“She Blooms by Moonlight” – my painting process

“She Blooms by Moonlight” – my painting process

At Wonderhubby’s work Christmas party in December last year, I fell in love with the colours of the paper crowns from the festive Christmas crackers. I could just see them as part of a painting, so I (fairly) discreetly gathered up as many as I […]

29 faces, three, four, five

29 faces, three, four, five

I’m still behind – no surprise there! – but slowly catching up. This adorable little fellow was face #3, painted on a 4x4in canvas panel. He just looked so sad and hungry with his bib tied around his neck, all ready for dinner! And he […]

29 Faces, one and two

29 Faces, one and two

I forgot to mention earlier that I’m taking part in Ayala‘s 29 Faces challenge this month! The idea is to create a face each day for 29 days and it’s amazing to see the improvement in people’s work during that time! I’m a little behind […]

Art journaling, a new journey

Art journaling, a new journey

I’ve been seeing a lot about art journaling lately, and over the Christmas break it got me all fired up to have a go myself. At first I couldn’t see what the fuss was about – I thought “I’d rather create a painting I can […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Here’s to 2014! It’s going to be a great one, I can feel it! We had a quiet Chrissy and NYE at home and let the kiddo’s stay up until midnight for the first time – and they both made it! (although only just, in […]