Student Showcase: Abstract acrylic painted, hand bound books
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Student Showcase: Abstract acrylic painted, hand bound books

These hand bound books were created over two workshop sessions. The first session was spent creating abstract acrylic paintings, using a wonderful and slightly addictive technique that plays to the properties of acrylic paint, and involved creating many layers. In the bottom row, middle photo, you’ll see some of the papers I have created with…

Art & Craft Tutorial: How to draw simple flowers course – week 5 – poinsettias

Art & Craft Tutorial: How to draw simple flowers course – week 5 – poinsettias

It’s the final week of my free ‘how to draw simple flowers’ series, and the latest tutorial is now up, this one showing you how to draw a simple poinsettia. Suitable for beginners, I take you step-by-step through the process, and the beauty of an online tutorial is you can always press the pause button if you…

Art & Craft Tutorial: How to draw simple flowers course – week four – tulips

Art & Craft Tutorial: How to draw simple flowers course – week four – tulips

It’s week four of my free ‘how to draw simple flowers’ series, and the latest tutorial is now up, this one showing you how to draw simple tulips. Suitable for beginners, I take you step-by-step through the process, and the beauty of an online tutorial is you can always press the pause button if you need to!…

Art & Craft Tutorial: How to draw simple flowers course – week three – daffodils

Art & Craft Tutorial: How to draw simple flowers course – week three – daffodils

The daffodils haven’t quite come out in my garden yet, although the shoots are starting to appear. However, that doesn’t stop us drawing them, and this week’s free tutorial is on how to do just that. It’s week three of my free ‘how to draw simple flowers’ series, and the latest tutorial is now up, this one…

Art & Craft Tutorial: How to draw simple flowers course – week two – crocuses

Art & Craft Tutorial: How to draw simple flowers course – week two – crocuses

Drawing is a lovely way to re-focus the mind and relax after a hard day. It’s week two of my free ‘how to draw simple flowers’ series, and the latest tutorial is now up, this one showing you how to draw simple crocuses. Suitable for beginners, I take you step-by-step through the process, and the…

Student Showcase: Junk Journal workshop

Student Showcase: Junk Journal workshop

A look at all the wonderful ‘junk journals’ my class participants made in my workshop this week. No need for expensive art materials, these journals were all made from ‘junk’ found around the house – paper, cardboard, old magazines and wrapping paper, odds and ends of string and scraps of fabric. Journalling is a wonderful…

Art & Craft Tutorial: How to draw simple flowers course – week one – snowdrops

Art & Craft Tutorial: How to draw simple flowers course – week one – snowdrops

Are you looking for a creative outlet to help you relax and unwind?Starting today I have a free five week course on Simple Flower Drawing, guiding you step-by-step through drawing five different flowers. This course is suitable for beginners, as I take you step-by-step through the drawings.I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the snowdrops…

Student Showcase: Emma’s Star Shaped Calendar

Student Showcase: Emma’s Star Shaped Calendar

This week in my community art workshop we created a star shaped desk calendar, and I thought I would show you the beautiful calendar that Emma created. The decorated pages of the calendar were created with a monoprinting method. I showed everyone a few different techniques and everyone got stuck in and had fun playing!…