28 April, 2020

Art During Lockdown and Exciting News!


Hope you are all well and keeping safe.
I just wanted to share with you some art that I've been doing lately during the lockdown.

These are 12 mini abstract paintings on watercolour paper, each around 8"x 8". I worked on them all at the same time. The materials I used were charcoal, acrylic inks, acrylic paints and acrylic pens. I wanted to try and paint more abstractly and was inspired by the artist Tracy Verdugo. She offers some art mentoring as well as some free courses. I will sit with these for a bit and then see what I need to add to them.

I've also gone back and reworked some old mini paintings on canvas.They need a bit more doing to them, I may add more paint or add collage elements as well. But will post when they are further developed.

We have also had really nice weather lately, so I have been sat in our back garden.  Its been very relaxing to just sit by the water feature and weave.

I also have some exciting news-I am in the process of updating my website! Something which I have been meaning to do for a while, but now with the lockdown and I can focus on doing that. I will keep you updated and let you know when it's up and running.

Stay safe and I will be in touch.
Bye for now.

17 April, 2020

Art During Lockdown

As I mentioned in my last post, I'm trying to stay more creative during this crisis that we are facing. The UK will now face at least 3 more weeks of lockdown, another reason to try to keep safe and sane.
Here are some mixed media abstract collages I've created recently, measuring 8"x 8" and 6"x 6". I've used papers from magazines, printed tissue papers, and papers I've painted using acrylic inks and acrylic markers which I then cut up or tore. The backgrounds are mostly watercolour papers.

Thanks for stopping by, hopefully I have inspired you to try something creative during this time of isolation and lockdowns. 
Bye for now.

11 April, 2020

My Way of Staying Safe and Sane

I know its been a while since my last post but I just wanted to reach out to you all to say I'm fine and that I hope you and your family have been staying safe and sane during this time. Whether that means spending more time with your family, more time keeping healthy by eating the right foods or getting more exercise or more rest. Some of you may be taking up new hobbies or catching up on home improvement projects. 

I've been trying to rest as much as possible as well as trying to do some form of exercise each day-thanks to Joe Wicks :-). My husband and I (our son is happy to stay at home) go for walks in the evening and shopping when we need to while adhering to the social distancing rules.
But I've also tried to do something creative each day and share it on social media as a way to stay connected but also hopefully inspire others to do the same.
Here are some examples of mono prints and art in my sketchbook-
I've also made small woven pieces-
How are you spending your time during this global pandemic? How are you staying safe and sane? I'd love to know.
Bye for now.

13 January, 2020

Happy 2020

How is everyone? Hope you are well. Sorry this is a bit late, after the holidays I got busy trying to organise my studio(a constant battle) and have started back at work so I never got around to writing a post :-(.
 I thought I would start out 2020 by sharing some quotes I came across Pinterest as well as some interesting videos on procrastination-something I've struggled with my whole life. This year I really want to work on keeping it under control and not letting it get in my way. Hopefully this will help my fellow procrastinators :-).

 And one thing I also crave for more this year -JOY!

Bye for now.

21 December, 2019

Holiday Greetings!

I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!
Thanks for all your support through out 2019. I look forward to seeing what 2020 brings!
Bye for now.

06 December, 2019

Arkell's Outdoor Christmas Food and Craft Market


Tomorrow I will have a stall at Arkell's Outdoor Christmas Food and Craft Market.
Here's a look at the some of Christmas cards I will be selling.
I will also have Christmas decorations, mixed media prints and mixed media artwork. If you will be in the Swindon area tomorrow, please stop by and say hello. Hope to see you there.

Bye for now.

29 November, 2019

Artsite Alternative Christmas Fayre

Just a reminder that I will be at Artsite's Alternative Christmas Fayre tomorrow.
Here are just a few things I will have at my stall tomorrow. If you are in the Swindon area and need some unique, handmade Christmas cards, Christmas ornaments or original artwork, stop in and say hello. All visitors to my stall will receive a small gift from me :-).
Bye for now.