introducing my inner adult…

All through this month I've been prompted and nudged along by Inktober, seeing daily reminders to keep inkdrawing from the good folks of the youtubes & the instagrams. They kept me company as developed this stream of consciousness doodle running through my sketchbook-project-sketchbook, leading from one page to the next...

Water in Parallel (part 1)

I'm working on a project over the next 6 months, part of which is to produce a collection of eight works, two at a time through each six week cycle. So.... 6 weeks, huh? I'm just into week 2. The logical, ordered part of my mind says 'so you're like about 25% done, right?' Then … Continue reading Water in Parallel (part 1)

The Art of Letting Go

The things we learn at art school, that aren't really art... I've learnt how to let go. I started out with very fixed thinking mentality. I made myself decide what the finished result would look like as a starting point. Then trying to find a path to get from point A (nothing) to point Z … Continue reading The Art of Letting Go

Boxy Day

As a kid I assumed Boxing Day was a reference to the amount of boxes strewn about the place after 'unwrapping day'. Ok, hands up: When you surveyed the goodies Santa brought you, how many of you were also eyeing up the boxes and packaging debris... as a wonderous array of new paper, card and … Continue reading Boxy Day

Cosy Snugness, in the making

A little while ago I told you about my plan to make a quilt. So far I've completed 9 5x5 squares...... I started by recycling a quilt I made years ago, stripping it down for usable fabric, but there wasn't going to be enough to complete the project. I scoured boot sales, charity shops and … Continue reading Cosy Snugness, in the making


The range of colors, the colors themselves, all add up to a mood or visual sensation. By changing the hues, we change much more. Restricting colors (I find this a BIG challenge!) is a technique I am striving towards. When space limits me to work on just one project at time, the Inner Kid won't … Continue reading subtlety

Quilty Time

See what I did there? *snigger* September's just round the corner and me and the Inner Kid are looking forward to some cosiness. We reeeeeally want a velvet quilt in which to snuggle. Now, something like 15 years ago we made one. It was a patchwork of scavanged velvet from car boot sales and charity … Continue reading Quilty Time

a day in a page, part last.

The disparate parts of today's page are beginning to merge and sit comforatbly in each other's company. The only things we need now are the doodles Light and Dark - Black and White - We Need To Doodle!! .........................and now to bed! G'night all X

a day in a page, part 3b

Sorry folks, unkind to leave you dangling. Dangling? Yes! Here - on the brink of painted catastrophe! ....daubing and splashing... still no idea where this is going now.... it's just so busy, so freeform jazz, so focus-less. Enough! cries IK. I need new and I need different! I need solid edges and flat color! I … Continue reading a day in a page, part 3b

a day in a page, part 3

Here's kinda where we left off earlier, the coffee has soaked in and the general consistency of the page is still damp and squodgy. Time for paint! Inner Kid is impatient with all this waiting, drying, waiting, so we press on: Paint and drippy ink. And more purple again! More splatter! More messy! More!!! In … Continue reading a day in a page, part 3