As you seen on Instagram recently,
I've been sharing some pretty cute images of hedgehogs and of my studio,
and I have also aticipated
that I would be posting a time lapse of this very painting.
Well, here it is!
Cute, trough and trough!
Some of you have asked me about my upcoming Creativity Course. Well, thank you all of your enquiries. I am going to be opening the registrations in the summer, for September start, and soon I will be telling you all more about it, and sharing little snippets of the video course.
If you'd like to receive more info, subscribe to my list (and tick 'workshops')
You will then automatically enter the Yearly Scholarship Draw and have the chance to win the entire course FREE OF CHARGE! I am really excited about this new venture, and I look forward to tell you all more about it!
This is were we retreat for our Easter Break this year, the New Forest.
It's a really beautiful location were we come back nearly every year. It's so peaceful and calm.
We took our bicycle out on an excursion amongst the big oak trees of the forest for a whole day on Easter Sunday. Had a picnic, enjoyed the rays of spring sunshine and admired wild deers and wild horses.
It's the sort of place I could just easily moved to if I found the right little cottage. Perhaps one like this one:
and a tree like this one next to it:
so that I could hang a swing off one of the largest branches.
and if it had a lake like this one near by
with swans and ducks... well I think I would be in heaven!
(Blender with frozen dessert option - I use a Champion Juicer, but there are many others)
Freeze your fruit.
Strawberries and raspberry can go in pretty much as they are (I don't even remove the green bits, I'm so lazy). If you want to make bananas ice cream be sure to ripe your bananas well before freezing. They need to have some black spots on their skin. Then peel the bananas and stick them in freezer chopped in pieces.
Stick the fruit in the blender/juicer and go for it. I like to blend fruit one at the time rather then mix it, but you can do pretty much whatever you like! You really cannot go wrong with this.
Banana ice-cream is smooth and vanilla like texture, while frozen berries ice-cream will be more like a sorbet. So you can use bananas to make other flavours more creamy.
Hope you enjoy it... send me pictures of your delicious treats!
I've always love watercolour... since, well, forever!
I loved the challenge that water-colour and ink offers to an Artist to grow and expand improving their skills with every single stroke of paint.
But at time I felt a little bit limited with water-colour; and I always wanted to experiment with it in a more 'unconventional' way. (Remember this?)
Recently, I have re-discovered the delights of Mixed Media Art, and I am loving it!
I used to do mixed media art in my teens, well before my Art training, and at the time, it was my favourite!
I have always been a collector for things.
I actually think that every Artist is a collector.
Artists save that piece of scrap paper because the colour its just the one that they adore. They save maps because they are oh so gorgeous. They save music sheets because they are so poetic and romantic. They save stamps because they consider them miniature paintings that could not be possibly be throw into the recycle. They save petals, because it remind them of happy summer days wondering about in a field of grass.
I have all of these things... I have always collected them and kept them knowing that someday I would use them in my Artworks. Now the time has really come!
I had loads of fun with my new mixed media paintings recently.
Happy to say that I've been filming the work in progress of each piece, so you shall soon see them coming along from start to finish.
These pieces are also going to be up the Society 6 Art Store, available as prints, cards, cushions and more...
~ By the way I have 3 Society6 stores, did you know? ~
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