I have entered The Witch’s Garden

When I was a girl, I spent the summers with my grandparents in Dublin, Ireland. My brothers stayed at my dad's parents while me and my sister stayed at my mum's parents. I loved it there and it's a place that has already featured in several of my comics. At the back of the main garden, with its beautiful …

How will I know?

One of the things I'm loving about art journaling is that you don't need to know where you're going when you start a page. In fact, it's often better not to know! This week I took a wonderful tutorial with Pam Garrison, guest artist of Season of Art 101 at Get Messy. We worked in …

What about all the other moments?

I went a little wild today layering paints on top of each other. The result is a bit chaotic! I really enjoyed playing around with comics on the page and exploring the relationship between the panels and the surrounding space. When I started art journaling a few short weeks ago, I felt a little anxious …

Strange colour palette

No canvas absorbs colour like memory - Robert Aris Willmott It's Season of Art 101 over at Get Messy and this week we're playing around with acrylics. I had so much fun creating my own strange palette. It's amazing the associations that colours hold. This palette could be a poem, a story, a biography. Alternately each colour's name could be a …

We are always dreaming of you 

I'm always seeing faces in things. I think it may be something our minds are always looking to piece together. So it was great to go into it more fully with this piece. The faces and creatures were already there I just had to spot them and help them to emerge. This spread came out …

All the pages I wrote led to you

While I was working on this piece, I had a strong sense that the page was an actual place I could step into. In this place, I could connect with my female ancestors and honour them. I could feel the flow of love that has come down through time to me and also that travels …

Chorus

Chorus: Is your world borrowed From the man in your life? Buttoned-up, Rolled-up, One-size-up? Unmask The force inside And joy Comes out of the blue. * * * This page began with a wonderful gouache tutorial from Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd as part of the Season of Art 101 over at Get Messy. I didn't have any gouache …

Up here in my tree

When I was a girl, I would sit up in my favourite tree in the garden, my handbags hanging from different branches. These days I'm feeling a bit urban and cut off from nature. I could do with some elemental magic in my life! I worked on this piece for the third class in the …