Take me with you

It's one of those moments: I'm really enjoying the Totems class over at Get Messy and I'm loving this taste of the wild and wonderful world of art journaling. Yet whenever I start exploring something new, I can end up feeling like a creative harlot. I get anxious that I'm abandoning the things I've been …

The beautiful one and the ugly one

The beautiful one and the ugly one. — a split I can very much relate to, some days more than others. It's not just about how you think you might look to others. It's about how you see yourself and, more importantly, how you feel. In the second Totems class we have been looking at …

The Keeper of Dreams

Bear is no longer ordinary bear. He has become Spirit Bear, Keeper of Dreams! After expanding into the world of colour over New Year, I felt I wanted to continue exploring new possibilities in the world of making art. A good friend told me about Get Messy — a wonderful online art journaling community, offering classes, prompts and …

Ways in to colour

After spending almost all of 2016 working in black and white, I decided it was time to play around with some colour. So I set off on my winter holiday with my little Koi Sakura sketch box of 12 watercolours, determined to give it a go. But the task was not so simple. I realised that …

How wonderful it is to be out of shoes

How wonderful it is to be out of shoes. The tops of my feet – the wind as it blows along the beach. The soles of my feet – firm, compact sand, crumbling, soft sand and all the other sands in between. The wash of the waves along the shore – gentle currents in the …