I did Julia’s inspirational course: 21 Days of Creative Freedom. Julia systematically took me through every possible creative block in turn until I had no more excuses not to create! I created far more art during the 3 weeks of the course than I would … Continue reading
I’ve now finished the wonderful Connect to Nature: Connect to Self course run by Morwhenna and Jaimie and I really enjoyed it. Being outside definitely increases my feelings of well-being and I discovered that even something as simple as spending 5 … Continue reading
When I was a child I loved picking wild flowers in the large garden of my Mum’s friend.
After thinking about why I wanted to create art in my previous post, a further conversation with my inspiring friend Julia at Be Creative Daily led me to this video about Kiki Smith, who says: “I don’t question my impetus…I … Continue reading
I have been wondering recently about why I constantly have the urge to create art even though I don’t often act on it. Some answers had already come to mind but then a couple of Facebook discussions started by Be … Continue reading
My sister gave me some face paints for my birthday and I’ve been having lots of fun with them! Here are some examples that I’ve been trying out on Sam and Emily. I painted lots more different faces yesterday at … Continue reading
I’m following 52 Creative Prompts and this week’s prompt was pink. There’s not much pink in nature at this time of year – the things I have noticed are the blossom that I photographed in December and this morning’s sky was … Continue reading
I’ve finally done some painting and drawing again. I was really inspired by the Quentin Blake exhibition at the Fitzwilliam museum in Cambridge and felt enthusiastic enough to create something myself. I did a quick sketch in the park cafe … Continue reading
The last few days it has been snowing again and it’s freezing cold. Everyone I’ve met has had enough of winter and is wondering where spring is. This inspired me to create my Easter chick – it’s looking rather surprised … Continue reading
This was painted as part of the BIG painting course from Dirty Footprints Studio. It is the biggest painting I’ve ever done – 1.7m x 1.2m.
I’m doing the wonderful BIG painting course by Dirty Footprints Studio. I’m really enjoying it – I’m loving painting on large paper (A1 size so far), being part of a group of women who also love painting, learning about myself … Continue reading
This picture was painted at my in-laws’ house. They have a beautiful garden full of lots of flowers and vegetables and this over-flowing pot of petunias was calling out to be painted. I didn’t have much time, but that turned … Continue reading