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  • Taking Stock – March 2023

    It’s time for my first Taking Stock post for 2023!  I can’t believe it’s already been over 3 months since my last Taking Stock post in December 2022. In that one I used the…

    March 29, 2023
  • Draw Your Day

    ART CHAT #13-Draw Your Day-15 Feb to 14 March ’23

    Draw Your Day and how I’m feeling about it ‘Draw Your Day’ has kicked off a new obsession. I’ve been obsessed with watching art videos on YouTube lately and I’m loving it! I’m learning…

    March 15, 2023
  • Painting

    ART CHAT #11 – Draw Your Day

    DRAW YOUR DAY Just a quick post today to let you know about a new little project I’ve taken on board. I came across the concept of ‘Draw Your Day’ from Instagram. I follow…

    February 8, 2023
  • Natalie of Studio Yellow

    ART CHAT #10 – Natalie Lynch of Studio Yellow

    Today I’m happy to introduce you all to my ‘art teacher’ and friend Natalie Lynch. I started attending Art Mentoring classes with Natalie at her ‘Studio Yellow’ in April 2021. I’ve done seven of…

    January 25, 2023
  • Taking Stock - December 2022

    Taking Stock – December 2022

    It’s time for my last quarterly Taking Stock post for 2022. Here’s where you can catch up on any previous Taking Stock posts if you’re interested. For the very first time I’ve decided to…

    December 14, 2022
  • Maudie

    ART CHAT #9 – Maud Lewis

    MAUD LEWIS I recently watched a movie on SBS on Demand called ‘Maudie’. It was recommended by one of the members of my art social club. It’s about Maud Lewis.  Maud was born in…

    December 7, 2022
  • Block Printing

    ART CHAT #8 – Block Printing

    BLOCK PRINTING For Art Chat I decided to share about an art medium that I’ve been interested in revisiting for a while now – ‘Block Printing’ (otherwise known as ‘Lino Printing’). I’ve only tried…

    November 23, 2022
  • paintbrushes

    ART CHAT #7 – Artists Block

    ARTISTS BLOCK – WHAT CAUSES IT? Artist’s block, like writer’s block, is a lack of inspiration that most artists experience from time to time. It describes a period of time when an artist has…

    October 26, 2022
  • Coronavirus

    Corona Chronicles #10 – Is the end in sight?

    CORONA CHRONICLES #10 – IS THE END IN SIGHT? My last Corona Chronicles post was in January this year, so it’s high time for an update, but where do I even begin? I don’t…

    October 19, 2022
  • Taking Stock – September 2022

    On 8 September 2022, the world stopped as we learned that Queen Elizabeth II had passed away aged 96 years (born 21 April 1926). The Queen has been a constant for the entirety of…

    September 28, 2022
  • Blogiversary

    10 Years of Blogging!

    WHERE IT ALL STARTED My first ever blog post was published on 19 September 2012, 10 years ago today!  Here it is in all it’s embarassing glory – Introductory Blog Post! It was on…

    September 19, 2022