what’s your recipe for creative bliss?


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31 days of playful drawing :: week two


Have you noticed how there usually comes a point in a project where the initial excitement has settled down and you reach a kind of plateau, and how bloody boring that can feel? That. Obviously I want every single day to be filled with glorious inspiration, fabulous ideas and endless motivation; for every stroke of […]

when the desire is there but everything else is louder :: a poem


When I see people wanting to explore their creative side, their inner artist, and not doing it for whatever reason, I always find it so hard not to wade in and start imploring them to please just begin! To not get evangelical about it because of what I know it can do for a person, what […]

unexpected detour :: process of a painting


After several weeks of not producing anything I was really loving on the painting front, {I liked a few things, but didn’t feel that heart pull with them} this happened last Saturday. I’d just completed my drawing for the day, which I was not happy with, but I saw in it the composition for an […]

31 days of playful drawing :: week one


I honestly had no idea when I first decided to do a month of fun daily drawing that so many lovely people would be joining me! It’s such a delight to see the varying interpretations of the prompts, and all the gorgeous drawings coming up in my Instagram feed and on my Facebook page. It’s not […]

how to find time for art in a busy life


What’s the number one thing that stops us making art? Time. Or more accurately, lack thereof. {Obviously this is not based in science or anything, but I can tell you it comes up more than anything else people ask me about.} This post is for anyone who feels like their days are all filled up […]

on creative process :: an artist blog hop


Having recently discovered lovely Margie {with a hard ‘g’} from Language of the Soul Studio when she nominated me to take part in a blog hop alongside her, today’s post answers four questions about my creative process. Although I don’t always say yes to blog hops, this one feels relevant – and I hope will be […]

what’s your style? :: exploring drawing {part two}

exploring drawing 2

{This post is part two in a two part series. You can find part one here.} Last week we looked at some different approaches to drawing, as well as some artists who draw in uniquely recognisable ways. Today I want to dive further into discovering how we can find out what our own unique way […]