01 September, 2018

Happy September!

I know its been awhile since I've posted-the last time was back in June. I hadn't planned on taking a break but I got really busy with work and then we were away to Ireland and then Cornwall. We got back 2 weeks ago. These are pictures of one of the pebbly beaches we went to in Ireland.
I also saw some really cool street art in Waterford City.

Here are some pictures of Mousehole Harbour in Cornwall. When the tide came in the water was ice cold!
When we got back home, I know I needed to organise my studio before going back to work. I made piles of books and supplies I no longer needed and they all either went to happy homes or the recycling tip. I even got rid of a bookcase which was falling apart and because I had less books, I no longer needed it and it freed up more space for me. I don't have any before pictures, but here is how my studio looks now. 
I was also inspired to give my clock a make over; it not only looks pretty now but it works as well.

Well that's enough from me tonight, I hope you have enjoyed my mini recap of my summer.
Bye for now.

01 June, 2018

May Mini Art Challenge Giveaway

Happy 1st June everyone, hope you are enjoying it.
As you know, my May Mini Art Challenge has come to a close. I would like to thanks all those who supported me on this challenge by holding a free giveaway. I will be offering the original artworks free of charge but only for a limited time, while supplies last and at a first come first serve basis. Simply leave a comment at the bottom telling me which Day (1-31) was your favourite and three reasons why; you can only pick one. You can also follow my progress on Instagram.
The deadline is Friday 8th June 2018 at 9pm BST.  
Here they are again:
Days 1-9
Days 10-18
Days 19-27
Days 28-31
I will contact you via email if you are successful and arrange delivery of the artwork. Good luck :-).
Bye for now.

Free Giveaway now closed!

31 May, 2018

May Mini Art Challenge- Day 21-31

Here is a quick look at-
Days 21-29

Day 30
Day 31
So I've come to the end of my 31 day Art Challenge, it was both "challenging" and rewarding at the same time. Challenging because it forced me to commit to doing something creative everyday knowing that people would be looking forward to seeing what I came up with. It also helped me not worry too much about the end result-making a perfect piece. They each took around 15-30 minutes depending on how I felt the piece was evolving. Overall I'm very happy with the outcome. 

I was asked if I would continue this challenge after the 31 days and my response was-no. I need a mini break :-). But would probably commit to another challenge instead.
Thanks again for all your support and kind feedback.

Bye for now.

25 May, 2018

May Mini Art Challenge- Day 11-20

Here is a quick update on Days 11-20, its been a bit challenging trying to create something new everyday. Sometimes I had to force myself into the studio after working all day at a school. Those little ones can be very demanding :-).
But here they are:
Days 11-19
Day 20
Thanks again for all the wonderful feedback and for joining me on this challenge.
Bye for now.

10 May, 2018

May Mini Art Challenge- Day1-10

As promised, I said I would update you on my progress with my May Mini Art Challenge...
Day 10
And here is a montage of Days 1-9

 I also post daily on my Instagram page, thanks for following on my challenge.
Bye for now.

01 May, 2018

Its Time for Another Art Challenge...

Happy 1st May!
I can't wait to welcome in the warmer weather again and ditch the coats and gloves. It started to warm up a couple of weeks back, which made me hopeful. But now its back to being cold again here in the South West of England :-(.

From time to time I like to give myself an art challenge in which I make something everyday for a month. It forces me to make time for art, which could be really hard at times. Especially because I work all day and I don't always have the energy or feel motivated or inspired to go into the studio. 

So everyday in May, I will make a piece of artwork in my sketchbook-either a collage, mixed media painting, drawing, etc and then post it on my Instagram page. Once I have a few to show you, I will post them on my blog. At the end of the challenge, I will then hold a giveaway-details to come :-).
I'm calling it my-

May Mini Art Challenge
Day 1
If you want more information on this challenge, check out my Instagram page.
Bye for now.

16 April, 2018

Solo Exhibition at The Co-operative Food in Old Town, Swindon

I am exhibiting at The Co-operative Food in Swindon's Old Town, in their Cafe area. The artwork will be on display from now to the middle of May. Here are some photos of the pieces on display. If you are in the area, stop in and take a look. The cafe also sells some tasty coffee and snacks,  I especially like their Mocha coffee. 
Bye for now.