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!
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!
Hello! It's my son's birthday this week and he will be 9 years old! I designed and made these Minecraft Creeper party bags for him and his friends and thought I'd share with you all the printable I made- for free! mincraft-freebieDownload Click this link to download your PDF copy of the Free Printable Minecraft… Continue reading Free Printable- Minecraft Birthday Party Bags plus DIY!
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
Hi everyone! For the past few weeks I have been working on a really fun project. Salesbury primary school are changing there old staff room into an Arts and Design studio for the children and I offered to paint a mural for them! Luckily I have connections with someone who works for Farrow and Ball… Continue reading Creating a mural for Salesbury Church of England primary school using Farrow and Ball Paints
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
We made it! A page a day for the whole of January 2022! Here is my final entry which is quite foreboding! I love the juxtaposition between the jolly colour scheme and the chilling words and images. I went off the page with this one, adding a flap made up of different paper scraps and… Continue reading The final MMD Page a day 31.01.2022
In today's entry I went for an owl theme! I had these images of headless uniformed people so I decided to add this owl head to make a fun Owl general. I used the spotty background just to add more fun and frivolity to the image, and I couldn't resist the crazy eyed owl sticker… Continue reading MMD Page a day 30.01.2022