Flashback: Color, Color, Color!


Last year I had the great pleasure of producing an online class for 21 Secrets all about color. (If you know my art - you'll know this is my thing!) In the class I teach you how to make a really fun variation on a color wheel, using collage and mixed media painting techniques, to … Continue reading Flashback: Color, Color, Color!

embodying art


This week I joined in  the 21 day  painting challenge from Dirtyfootprints Studio #21emBODY which runs up to the start of the new 21 Secrets release which is - you guessed it - called emBODY. Everyday there's a prompt. I love this kinda thing! Some direction to my art practice, no pressure, dip in and out … Continue reading embodying art

Counting down!


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   Hi friends - just in case you haven't already done so - there's not long now until I draw … Continue reading Counting down!

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!

which color?


If you only had one color to use, which would it be? Or how about just two or three? Do you find you have a handful of colors that you tend to stick with? The colors your comfort zone is decorated in? Ever fancied straying outside this palette but not known where to begin? How about an encouraging … Continue reading which color?

21 Secrets!


  If you're an art journaler or a mixed media artist who follows what's new online, you almost certainly know what I mean by 21 SECRETS.  I'm thrilled to bits to announce that in the fall 2016 program, I'm joining the 21 Secrets family as a teacher!   Twice a year Dirtyfootprints Studio release a brand new … Continue reading 21 Secrets!

A questioning mind…


You know me - you know how I love to puzzle something out. I was wondering about my current art journal recently.  Join me over on Dirty Footprints Studio for my monthly guest post where I unscramble these thoughts about just this.

the ‘because’ of art journaling


  I've got old journals - the 'dear diary' variety - dating back over decades. Of no interest to anyone but occasionally me, I see what me-in-the-past was up to on this day however-many years ago. At art school I began to keep sketchbooks, filled it with thoughts and plans, doodles and scraps. Mainly visual references and test … Continue reading the ‘because’ of art journaling

A Treasure Hunt


Yesterpost I shared an exploration into the evolution of an abstract photo. If you liked that, you might like this too: My regular post on Dirty Footprints Studio  gives a bit of insight into the process of gathering these images. Happy idea-gathering, folks 🙂

where’s my muse gone?


Y'know the thing, where you've cleared some time, you've made some space, you've got peace and quiet for a reasonable stretch of time. All those obstacles that prevent you from creating in the usual day-to-day-ness of life............. ........... and where's your muse gone? ...... when did that perpetual freaking flood of imagination dry up? Sometimes (I think) when the ideas sense … Continue reading where’s my muse gone?