My dad gave me this A from an old restaurant sign ages ago, originally it has gold and black on the front and the back was covered in plaster and glue. Finally I did something with it! My favourite thing at the moment is my Winsor & Newton Galeria Gesso Primer which is great for using […]
So we have completed week three of my 90 day challenge. This week some of the doodles feature colour!! Part of me actually likes having the single colour doodles, I feel like I have to think less when I just use one pen but it’s good to shake things up a bit. The wooden A has […]
As part of the 90 day challenge I have been filling up a small cheap and cheerful notepad with random doodles while making and eating my dinner after work. It is an easy way to get an hour of something artistic into your day and because its just a cheap pad there is no pressure […]
After an amazing week with my whole family in Cyprus with me, my middle sister has now returned to Australia. As part of our Nihad tradition we always write a letter to the person departing for them to read on the long journey back. This is the envelope I quickly made using a previous doodle […]
Another ink splatter drawing. Starting with a ink splattered page, I drew a series of overlapping circles around the page and then went in with a fine tip pen.
Often the hardest part at starting any drawing, painting, anything, is the blank white page staring at you. So, having recently purchased some lovely bright inks, I decided to splatter blank paper and then doodle around them. It helps to have some structure and colour already on the page and then go in with some […]
So finally got round to breaking in my lino cutting tools and lino block this weekend. I bought the cutters and lino from ebay.co.uk but have since found Fred Aldous website which has everything you need for much cheaper. First print off the text you want to use on the stamp and then, using tracing […]
As promised, here are the painted wooden fish I made for my mum’s birthday after she complained that she could not find ‘fish baubles’ for our Christmas tree. I purchased the fish shapes on eBay, made from plywood and costing around £3, these fish where great value and perfect for what I needed. In Northern […]
Having decided that I am not allowed to buy a birthday cards or celebration cards given the amount of craft material, tools, beads and buttons I own, here is the card I recently made for my mum’s birthday. Using metallic pens I bought from the 99p store in Hounslow, (oh the glamorous life I lead), […]
Honestly the most beautiful place to go (at least for me) is Northern Cyprus. This is the Turkish part of the divided island. Here are a few photos of pure, undiluted sunshine and happiness! As winter officially sets in, hopefully these pictures will warm you up a touch.