Wednesday, 16 April 2014

sometimes I just like making pretty things

My sons are off for Easter so not much time but made the affirmation banner and some earrings.  I think its hard being a Mum sometimes but we need to remind ourselves that we are doing the best we can and buy ourselves flowers and surround ourselves with pretty stuff sometimes;) is the link to the very talented Susana in Portugal for you to make one printables for Mums;)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Embrace Your Voice

Finished this piece today lots of layers and textures for interest

I added string through the canvas to hold the flowers and scissors embellishment.

Happy Sunday Sketchers

Friday, 11 April 2014

No Life Without Hope

Had a go at a street art inspired piece for Soul using bright colours for a change.  I have just set up a society 6 shop to sell high quality art prints as I was getting requests for to the right

Happy Paint Party Friday

Sunday, 6 April 2014


Playing around with paints and stencils for this painting called "Escape". How do you escape from the humdrum of life? I escape through reading, art, the gym or long walks outside.  I have made a little video too of all the lovely spring flowers in the woods and in my garden so be sure to escape outside today if you can...check the video on my fb page link above right.

Happy Sunday Sketchers 
 Art Journal Journey

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Float Away

 Playing around with paints, pastels, pencils and ink called "Float Away"
 Made this cat bird cushion today from the pattern that came with the Homemaker magazine..friends to go with my crocheted bird
Reorganised my craft space today and moved another sofa into there

Monday, 31 March 2014

Vintage rust and a little owl

 so pleased to be published again in the American art spring issue of Haute Handbags click on the magazine picture to the right to see;)
love working with small canvas pieces at the moment here is another mini assemblage fridge magnet.
Have a good week and hope the sun is shining for is for me;)

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Adieu time

 Wanted to use a little canvas so used pieces from tidying up today to make this little assemblage piece all about has a magnet on the back so is on my fridge
 I painted the back of the piece black so always like to wipe the brush on paper for future art
been doing gardening today quite pleased at the way the willow is growing on this arch and filled the hanging basket with violas today..note our old music speaker and pots .love quirkiness!


Monday, 24 March 2014

I create, therefore I am

Playing around with textures..melted chiffon, melted old cassette tape, plasterboard tape, old dyed bandage new!, sequins and threads.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Memories of You Haunt Me

 I was tidying up today and glueing down some carpet tiles so decided to use the no more nails glue to have a go at magazine image transfers..quite like the effect.
 I have had lots of comments about people never hearing about the no more nails technique so perhaps I have invented it! Always try out products out that are not usually associated with the art world and you may be pleasantly surprised..experiment and have fun and save money

Tuesday, 18 March 2014


Be sure to make time for yourself for some quiet reflection in the chaos of life.  Paper collage I made recently. Below is a photo of the ducky pond nearby that I ride to with my middle son..we never see any ducks there though! but it inspires me a great deal

Sunday, 16 March 2014

A creative mind is a calm mind..or is it?

a Worry doll made from my husbands old shirt for Soul Food. I painted all the fabric with acrylics and black fabric paint.  On the back it says " let me have your worries and give yourself a hug"

Happy Sunday Sketches

Sunday, 9 March 2014

"What do you want? like my soul"

"What do you want? like my soul"Abstract painting for Mix It Monthly challenge
painted on a canvas board which fits nicely in this frame I recently bought
Head drying out in the sun..havent finished it yet but its lovely to work with clay again
Happy Sunday Sketches

Sunday, 2 March 2014

A bird doesnt sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

quite a lot of art finished this week..roll on spring and renewal.  I recorded a video for the last one painted with a palette knife so be sure to check my facebook at the top;)

Sunday, 23 February 2014

"I am under the sea, silence, watching..."

Playing around with blue paints..I added little drops of surgical spirit to make the puddle effect.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

"Mum, youve got a bird on your head"

 little acrylic canvas I finished today after a trip to feed the geese in the local park

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Cat woman

quick sketch today ..started off as a face but then added a few touches of colour and voila cat woman! ..I havent got a cat but a cute guinea pig but check out the other pet faces at mix it monthly

Monday, 17 February 2014

Fallen Leaves

another piece for Soul Food..the woods are one of my favourite places as I love old trees video of me painting this here

Sketching and doodling outside yesterday as we had a bit of sun for art journal journey

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Rise Above It All

 Rise Above It All...decided to use bright acrylics for this painting..pleased at the way it turned out..check my video on my fb page here to see me painting it with a storm raging outside!
 Made lots of cakes yesterday and took a box along to celebrate the 100th meeting of the yoga group I attend..enjoyed by everyone I think as a nice treat!
Took this photo off the tv..its shows the North West under a red warning alert for high winds but we are not as bad as some parts of the UK which are flooded!

Happy Paint Party Friday

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Woman in Rollers

I get up early of a morning so time to catch up with projects for Soul Food..check out the videos of me painting these here

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Be gentle with yourself your doing the best you can

 finished the papier mache shrine I was working on and have filled it with arty swap matchboxes I have had for a while from the Milliande art site.  I made a video of me painting the little yoga figure so click here to watch that
the shrine before I decorated fun to do papier mache again and this time it was a success as its been a bit of a disaster before

I help out at a charity shop and just had to buy myself some goodies to treat myself so here my new teapot perfect for my yogi tea, a chinese type jar for my sons biscuits and a lovely bag plus new espresso cups

Have a calm day