100 artworks part 2

So I decided to work with mixed media in my 100 artworks challenge. A few years back I learned how to paint intuitive and embrace building layers as a way to building the story and depth in my paintings (Thank you Flora Bowley). Since then I haven’t felt “the...

Christmas cards: Finding inspiration

Since I opened my Etsy shop, I’ve been planning to make a set of Christmas cards. You just have to, when you’re a Christmas lover, like I am. But alas, the inspiration was far far away because I wanted to create something in my own style, something a...

DIY – painted quote: The meaning of life…

I love quotes and I love having them around as reminders. This one is currently pinned up right above my computer, and I think it’s gonna stay for a while. As someone who only recently felt brave enough to call myself an artist, this is something that I still...

DIY – Spiral quote on stone

  I love this quote: “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun” ― Mary Lou Cook   It’s such a great reminder of what been creative is all about. Some times  I forget and get all caught up...

Ugly is all right!

Some years ago I took a course in art therapy. From the first brushstroke, we were told that the purpose was not to paint pretty pictures – but to paint important pictures. Important in the sense that they could tell us something about ourselves and the things...

Stepping on the big stage

Well, hello there… How do you kick off a brand new blog? I honestly don’t know how to begin, so I’ll just jump right in and pretend like I’ve done this forever! So what’s it all about? Well, you see, I’ve been dreaming of being an...