The Painted Diaries – July (Part 5: Ether)

What an incredible journey it has been through each of the five elements. My pages for the first three elements of Earth, Water, and Fire all seemed to be jam packed with information and associations. With last week's exploration of the element of Air, things suddenly became more spacious and buoyant. As I came to …

The Painted Diaries – July (Part 4: Air)

After cramming so many ideas and associations into the pages of the first three elements, things have suddenly got a whole lot more spacious. With the element of air comes lots of space and lightness. I left out the page headings as they suddenly felt too cumbersome for this element. What a breath of fresh …

100 days of diary comics (week 14)

And so, my friends, my 100 day project has come to an end.  I have so enjoyed making these little love notes to the moments of my day that might otherwise have been forgotten. As many of you know, making comics is an ongoing feature of my art practice and I can guarantee that this …

The Painted Diaries – July (Part 3: Fire)

It was pretty intense catching up with The Painted Diaries last week. As I was getting over my summer cold, I felt as though I was submerged in water. It has felt good to warm things up as I moved on to the next element: Fire! What does the element of Fire mean to you? …

The Painted Diaries – July (Part 2: Water)

The timing for each of the elements in my Painted Diaries exploration this month seems to be spot on. Last week, while I was working with the Earth element, I found myself out on the land at EarthHeart, in the beautiful Forest of Dean. This week, as I've been exploring my relationship with the element …

The Painted Diaries – July (Part 1: Earth)

The theme for July in The Painted Diaries is up to each of us to choose! I have decided to focus on the five elements, what they mean to me, and my connection to them. This is potentially a big subject! So to keep it light and doable I am prepping the pages with watercolour …

Micro-seasons creative journey – June

This last month it has seemed as though summer is in full bloom! So many beautiful flowers to choose from. And thanks to the advice from artist friends, @mashaivanova9688 and @mercurialmindart, I have discovered PlantSnap app. Now it is so much easier to learn more about the wonders I am seeing each day in the natural world …

100 days of diary comics (week 13)

I can't believe how close it is now to the end of the 100 day project. It has sped by so fast. These diary comics have become such a wonderful way to record and savour my favourite moments at the end of each day. I think my favourite comics moment from the past week is …