Saturday, 26 February 2011

Winging it

Winging it e-workshop is starting to take shape. It literally will be winging it and teaching our brains to shut down and make interesting art.

So this is me tonight whilst I patiently wait for my laptop to charge so that I can continue writing my book in bed. I put way too much pressure on myself but there is so much I want to do. I am also FINALLY ready to send off the first module of my fashion illustration course!! Yay....u go girl lol

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Friday, 25 February 2011

Razzle Zazzle Dazzle

I have discovered ZAZZLE!!  I can make all these really cool products from my artwork and as for selling, they sell themselves :)  This particular item won the Todays Best Award!  How fab is that???  For a painting that was sold a couple of years still lives on :)

My heads all over the place today!  I'm trying to maintain my folksy shop, zazzle, blog, keep twittering til the tweets come home, FBing to keep my fans interested, working on the e-workshop and also WORKING the day job. 

Since painting this...i've really gone for it!  We can have it all :)

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Winging it! E-workshop

I've been thinking about this e-workshop for a long time now.  Winging it is my phylosophy when it comes to painting, no structure, no plan.  That way i get the most out of my art!  May not always be pleasing to the eye, but the satisfaction it gives me getting there is invaluable. 

Art has nurtured my being and healed my soul from the moment i could pick up a pencil.  Art has been a place that i can escape to when times are tough. 

I have met many people on my creative journey who have shown courage, wisdom, freedom, hope and have enabled me to find myself on many levels. 

A few years back i decided to seek out some counselling with art therapy.  It didn't quiet help as i'd hoped, although i have now realised that i am the only person that can help me!  Which is how this e-workshop developed! 

We can help each other, on so many levels, artistic skills, emotions, experimenting. you fancy winging it???? 

So far this has had much interest.  Already people have asked to come on board!  We will create a community of like minded creative souls and share our passions and needs.  Contact me should you be interested.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Guest Poster on this FAB Blog

Today i have been featured on Beths Nicholls Blog 'Do what you love'.  I'm a guest poster talking about how i want to 'do what i love' and what steps i'd like to take to achieve it.  It also talks about my busyness doing nothing! 

Beth's blog and website are so inspirational! She offers e-courses and this coming May has organised the Do what you love retreat in Yorkshire. It is my dream to attend and participate in Flora Bowleys class!

My eyes have been opened!  We can all do what we love! 

Luck just doesn't happen. Luck comes from taking risks, putting yourself out there. Be a participant in life, not an observer

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Sunday Sunday

Its all about experimenting at the moment. I am using whatever materials/medium I have to hand in my studio. Quickly sketching a face then messing it up with colour. Oh how great it is to make a mess.

And what's really great about it is that even when I only want to spend 5 minutes in there I am able to create something from scratch spontaneously without getting too involved with it.

Ok! So it's not my best work. But art is a healing agent for me. Who the devil cares what it looks like? The healing process that I gain from art is priceless!

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Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Here comes inspiration

Busy doing nothing but sitting on my butt tonight although my head is bursting! I'm hoping to meet Amelia critchlow and others on Saturday in London. The plan is to meet, lunch, get snappy with cameras. It's a super brave thing for me to even consider, but if I wanna get going I must get involved.

Great quote recently 'I would be awesome if only I could get started'.

And did I say oh how I love a good photo taking iPhone app? Lol

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011


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Out of hibernation?

Every year I do the same. Hibernate from Christmas until the sun appears in spring. Sometimes, you might see me pop up when the sun is shining in winter! Today is one of those days. So hello there? Hope you haven't forgotten me! :)

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