You never get the sense of time running out so badly than when things are standing still. It’s a very anxious feeling. Of things that you could or should or would be doing. Of all those projects that are not happening. This should have been a very productive art year for me. I mean, I’ve […]Read more "The subtle art of feeling Zen…"
I met Melanie virtually thanks to Jan Phethean whom I interviewed earlier this week. I find her works truly magical, they have this energy that brings you to a world filled with light, colour and wonder! Have a watch at the video conversation I had with Melanie: S: Tell me a bit about your background? […]Read more "In conversation with Melanie Hodge"
I met Jan virtually while organising a digital art fair for the Association of British Naive Artists (ABNA) of which we are both members. I was instantly mesmerised by the energy and brightness of her paintings, by her life journey and her positivity in the video conversation we had. So I suggested we make an […]Read more "In conversation with Jan Phethean"
It’s always really rewarding and heart-warming to support your local arts and craft scene. This year, with all the strain put on the creative industries, means more than ever. I made a compilation of Top 10 Christmas Presents back in 2016, feel free to have a look. This years includes more creatives I’ve discovered since […]Read more "Shop Local: UK Artists and Makers Christmas Gift Ideas"
Hello, friends, I worked on creating this colouring sheet this morning which I hope you or your little ones, or both, will enjoy. Colouring is meant to be very therapeutic and stimulates imagination from an early age. Although I was never a fan of colouring when I was little, I preferred doodling, I now find […]Read more "Colouring Mood"
I seem to have started this post a while ago and left it as ‘draft’, so I decided to keep the title : ) I had an interesting start to the year, and got to the second stage for the selection for the annual exhibition of Royal Society of Watercolour Painters. Didn’t get any further […]Read more "Home is where the Art is…"
I’ve started my first fund-raising page in support of the mental Health Charity Mind. For it, I’ve donated a 100 of my colourful post cards and 100% of the funds raised will go to the charitable cause. So far, it has reached 30% of the target and I really hope for this to increase by […]Read more "Colourful Mind"
I’ve approached my first year at Warwickshire Open Studios with intense anticipation, partly because I’ve been preparing artworks and prints for it months beforehand, partly because I was looking forward to diving in those light hours of creating surrounded by wonderful arts and crafts and seeing new and familiar souls looking to immerse themselves in […]Read more "Warwickshire Open Studios – Giving and Receiving"
I love it when it’s so quiet early in the morning you can hear your own thoughts. It’s usually after Shadow has woken me up at five to get his portion and then retired upstairs to sleep on the sofa in the spare room. You can only feel distant muted noises and the aroma of […]Read more "Silent Time"
I’ve written before about local arts and crafts and the magic they bring to your everyday life. So, this morning while I was pouring my coffee into a beautiful mug with Sarah Horne’s Botanical Art illustration on, I thought there is so much more to say. I first discovered Sarah’s art on a walk in […]Read more "Made with heart"