Hi there! Today I had great fun running an all-day, Christmas themed, sketchbook making workshop for the fabulous Blackburn Artists' Society. In today's workshop, I showed the Blackburn Artists how to make three different sketchbooks using only one sheet of paper in each. We made the pages of the books using different paper folding techniques… Continue reading Christmas themed sketchbook Workshop!
https://youtu.be/4eueyEH8oto You can check out my latest You tube video above in which I show you the whole process on how I painted these Autumnal Apples! I went on a lovely walk this morning just as the sun was rising and took some great photos of the gorgeous mist over the valley, and the sunlight… Continue reading Painting Autumn Apples
Image taken by Anthony C Yesterday I took part in the first Paint Garstang plein air (out door) painting competition and I am very excited to announce that I won 2nd prize! It was a lovely day, the weather managed to hold up well despite predictions of rain and the people of Garstang were incredibly… Continue reading Paint Garstang 2022
It's official, September has arrived and I am here for it! Autumn is my favourite time of year. I love the changing leaves, the sunlight, acorns and pine cones, mushrooms and toadstools, crunching through dried leaves, wearing jumpers and lighting candles in the home again. Conkers- on my morning walk In April I started morning… Continue reading Welcoming Autumn
Over on Mushroom Moon Designs on Etsy I have been busy creating several new Digital products for use in junk journalling, scrapbooking and other paper crafts. First up we have several Christmas themed kits all ready for you to start your Christmas crafting! Some may think it too early to even begin thinking about Christmas,… Continue reading New Digital kits!
Hi everyone! Today I have released a BRAND NEW digital Junk journal kit over on my Etsy Shop! This New Abstract Digital Junk Journal kit consists of 4 sheets of lined and unlined Landscape oriented papers, 4 portrait-oriented papers, Faux stamps, faux postcard, 2 pocket designs, 2 sheets of labels in two designs and a… Continue reading New Digital Kit Release!
On Saturday 14th May 2022 Professional and amateur artists took part in the Painting Padiham competition. Painting Padiham is a yearly event in which artists create an image of Padiham or its people in one day. Artists start the day with a blank canvas (piece of paper, board or whatever substrate they are using) which… Continue reading Painting Padiham 2022
Hi everyone, hope you all had a good 🐣 Easter! In amongst the chocolate egg eating I have been working hard on making two new pieces of work for an upcoming exhibition. 23rd April- 14th May three of my pieces will be exhibited amongst the work of many other talented artists in the Blackburn Artist's… Continue reading Upcoming exhibition at Blackburn Cathedral
I really enjoyed making the assemblages with photographs from my family history collection, (if you missed this post you can find it HERE ) so I thought I'd have a break from editing digital images for the Lancashire stories project (find out more HERE) and have another play and experiment with collage, textiles, ink, paint… Continue reading A few more little experiments
Today I am sharing with you a recent body of work I created which consists of several mixed medium assemblages. Assemblage is art that is made by assembling disparate elements – often everyday objects – scavenged by the artist or bought speciallyhttps://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/a/assemblage These pieces were created using various mediums- collage, alcohol inks, acrylic paints, textiles… Continue reading Mixed medium assemblages