Season of Play (part 2)

It has been a wild ride through a universe of colour and imagination this season in my “guide to the universe” altered book. The pages I have made over the last few weeks have all been so much fun to make: The Paintbrush of Power – this page was created for the tutorial I gave …

100 days of story (week 8)

Even though I am already past the halfway point in the 100 day project, I felt that this week has been the true heart of the story. I'm not yet sure how, but the time The Silent Woman has spent with her grandmothers will be of crucial importance in her journey to retrieve her voice. …

100 days of story (week 7)

This week I find myself in the heart of the story. The Silent Woman is reunited with her mother and together they enter the Land of the Dead. They come to a circle of ancient women — the Silent Woman's grandmothers and great grandmothers going back for many generations. These ancient women have kept appearing …

100 days of story (week 6)

This past week I was travelling for a family occasion plus I came down with a stomach bug so I'm thinking it's pretty much a miracle that I've been able to keep up with my 100 day story! I'm not thrilled with all the drawings, but I guess this is the thing about a 100 …

100 days of story (week 5)

For most of this past week I was away at a yoga retreat in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. We were up early in the morning for pranayama followed by a full day of yoga asana practice (plus walking, eating, chatting and napping!) I was determined to continue my story each day but a little unsure …

April daily art project

I had a lot of fun in my daily art journal this past month! I was very much influenced by the Season of Play over at Get Messy and found myself using my water soluble crayons on almost every page. Drawing and colouring with crayons is one of the quickest ways I know to get …

Rituals class – April

April in the Rituals Class with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd at Get Messy was all about fertility, using the metaphor of seeds, plants and flowers. We explored the medium of collage to express these themes. Vanessa is a magician of collage and it was such a wonderful experience to learn from her on this subject. I often …

100 days of story (week 4)

Is it my imagination or are the weeks going by much faster since I began this project? It seems only a day or two ago that I was posting the last week of story pages. This week the Silent Woman makes her way to the bottom of the sea. After having moved quite quickly through …