It’s my birthday this month, and that is an excellent excuse to give you presents!

This year I’m expanding from one or two gifts to an entire week’s worth of giveaways, including some beautiful items from creative friends, so we shall see how that works out! You know me, always experimenting. 😉

You will find everything you need to know to enter, and what you can win, below.





The Gifts

DAY ONE :: a selection of art supplies including:

  • an A5 Sketchbook with 40 pages of 140gsm acid free paper
  • a linen canvas board
  • a set of 12 soft pastels
  • a pot of gold glitter
  • 100 red sparkly gems
  • a selection of paintbrushes
  • a water soluble graphite pencil
  • a box of willow charcoal
  • 3 blender sticks
  • a selection of collage materials


DAY TWO :: a free pass to the Artist Inspired ecourse, an instant access art class designed to refresh your painting by looking to some of history’s master artists for inspiration. {Includes an invitation to my cosy private Facebook group for all course alumnae.}


DAY THREE :: 2 beautiful handmade journals by Aarathi Selvan

Aarathi wears many hats; she is a psychotherapist who specialises in mindfulness and living intentionally, runs art workshops and makes these gorgeous journals! Each is made of recycled paper, with 50 pages for journaling and sketching. The cover pages are embellished with cloth patch embroidery usually seen in Indian sarees and blouses. The string holds the books locked tight and the end of each string has an ethnic jhumka.


DAY FOUR ::  a copy of the Creative Spark book

This book does what it sets out to do. When I read it, I often want to set the book down and just go paint! It moves the reader away from the critical inner voice and draws us back into all the reasons we picked up a brush, clay or notebook in the first place. It’s a short little book, but it’s packed with wisdom.”  W.M.


DAY FIVE :: A print of your choice from my Etsy shop {plus extra secret surprises}


DAY SIX :: 3 beautiful and exclusive prints from Michelle GD

Michelle is a gifted photographer specialising in simplicity, and has created this one-of-a-kind set of three simple images with quotes to display in your creative space and inspire you every day. They measure 5×5″ and are professionally printed on 120lb paper.


DAY SEVEN :: a free pass to the Creative Spark ecourse; six weeks of easy, fun and encouraging lessons to get you back into expressing yourself through art, however long it’s been. {Includes an invitation to my cosy private Facebook group for all course alumnae.}


To Enter

1. Pin any {or all!} of the images in this post and/or share it on a social media platform of your choice, on any day this week until Thursday February 19th

2. Add your name and email to the box below {I trust you! If you add your name, I know you’ll have shared; no need to tell me, unless you want to of course. 🙂 }

{Adding your name and email allows me to gather the names in one place for the draw, and also to give everyone who enters a little something extra. You will receive my twice monthly Artnotes as well, which comes with a free mini series about getting started with art, but you can of course unsubscribe at any time. If you’re already subscribed to Artnotes, you will just stay subscribed, unless you use a different email, and then you might end up with it twice. :)}

Here are some handy thingies with links to make it easier to share on Twitter or Facebook:

7 days of art giveaways over at Tara’s website this week!

Fancy winning some arty treats? Prints, art supplies and free places on art courses over at Tara’s blog this week:

Tara’s celebrating her birthday by giving away art things! Check it out and enter here:

The draw will take place on Thursday 19th February, when I will announce all the winners here and via email. 


{Logistically it’s not been possible for me to allow for specific choices; however all these gifts are gorgeous and creativity enhancing in some way.}