FREE Mum-To-Be Survival Kit and Planner

Posted on 9 November 2012 in Art

So… my baby’s due date is TODAY! I know that babies very rarely come when they’re supposed to – but having the theoretical deadline has enabled me to finish another project and here it is: I’m offering this for FREE! You can get your free PDF copy and read all about it here! Woop!


Posted on 14 October 2011 in Art

Spiral Painting & Journaling

Posted on 1 October 2011 in Art

After the full-on practical activity of the craft fair last weekend, during the week I needed to do something a bit more arty and creative just to relax more than anything, so I got the easel out and did another ‘Fearless / Total Alignment‘ style painting. This time I had fun blending the paint on […]

Another “Total Alignment” Painting

Posted on 31 August 2011 in Art

(Don’t know what Total Alignment / Fearless painting is? Go here!) I did another paaaaainting… I started off by prepping the paper with gesso just to give it a bit more tooth (the paper I’m using is a bit cheap). Also I thought I’d see if it made the paint feel different on the paper. […]

Another Fearless painting

Posted on 6 August 2011 in Art

I did another Fearless painting this week. (see previous blog post for details). Again, I enjoyed it. I followed the same process as for the first one. I won’t say much about the painting except that this week I was not having the best time. I know it’s all about the process and not the […]

Drooling over book pages

Posted on 25 June 2011 in Art

1. Paper sampler grid, 2. Mini art Journal, 3. 6x wtj 1, 4. 6 x wtj 2, 5. Art Journals……, 6. Summer of Love – Art Journal Class Peek, 7. Art Journal #7, 8. New Art Journal…., 9. my art journals Created with fd’s Flickr Toys Isn’t that just…. …I mean so…amazingly… …just look at […]


Posted on 18 May 2011 in Art


Posted on 18 April 2011 in Art

Remember that ginormous gesso I mentioned? I wasn’t joking.

Things that are making me smile today – Suzi Blu

Posted on 4 April 2011 in Art

Suzi Blu is a well known, successful mixed media artist. I’m sure if you’re reading this blog you’ve already aware of her. Anyhow, this old video of hers is really making me smile today. She is an inspirational teacher and from time to time we all need a bit of inspiration and fun, don’t we? […]

On big projects and long hard slogs

Posted on 28 March 2011 in Art

It’s weird. I seem to have a tendency to take on huge, complicated projects that take years to complete. Cases in point: 1) Co-writing my book about feminism (Reclaiming The F Word), which took several years (Me at the book launch) 2) Doing long distance walks like the Pennine Way, Coast to Coast. 3) Ridiculously […]