Just For You!


EDIT 25 Sep: the lucky winners will receive notification from Dirty Footprints Studio by email before the launch on Monday 26 September. But it's not too late - you can still sign up right here   Hey dear friends -- I have a gift for you! To celebrate my online class teaching on 21 Secrets … Continue reading Just For You!

12 in 12 to August (ish)


The 12 colors in 12 months project is ticking along in the background... I add little bits and things when I have oddments of the month's color to hand. So it builds up. To re-cap here's where we left off in June, through to the first layers of August

A page of plenty


Looking back and photographing yesterday's page I can see quite how involved it was! A crucial ingredient in the making of this page is insomnia. Extra long evenings are the best time for fiddly cutting, hole punching and sticking! Being made up of so many papery layers the surface was pretty cushiony in places. This … Continue reading A page of plenty

continuing the journey


Day 33. Water colors and inks, I like the dreamily muted colors, and again the upside/downside number thing. Day 34 Doodles run free. This is the kinda page that I could keep on adding to but think I'll leave it here for now. Day 35. This is the kinda page that I did keep on … Continue reading continuing the journey

and up to date!


Continuing the catch up Day 11 is an either way up day. I like these days the best! I did this with white oil pastel as a resist to the splatters and splashes of watercolor and acrylics. Day 12. Watercolor again. Not in the delicately conventional manner with subtlety and fragile grace. No. Slopped on … Continue reading and up to date!

recent days


Back to the page a day project, unaccountably I seem to have ten days backed up and un-shown-off to you! How did that happen??! Sitting comfortably? Here they come.............................. Day 7 was the day I first played with black gesso. Delighted! I was expecting a kinda chalky grey-ish-ness that absolutely isn't there. My new love … Continue reading recent days

12 in 12 update


Unbelievably the first 1/2 of the year is almost through! As is the 12 in 12 book. It's a while since last update, so here's the tail end of May's (Blue/Green) pages: Which nicely lead into June's (Green) pages: