The Painted Diaries – August (part 2)

The second half of The Painted Diaries for this month has uncovered even more art supplies that I hardly ever use. It seems that acrylics and watercolours are my go to art supplies. But what about all those other amazing mediums and colours? Now that I have rediscovered my stash, I hope to be using …

Prayer bowls

I've been thinking about prayer bowls lately – their beauty and simplicity – and so I returned to an Art Witch Academy seminar by Emily Mulroney on creating our own libation bowls out of clay. I haven’t worked with clay since I was at school! It was fun in some moments and frustrating in others. I’m …

Goddess studies – Lilith

A magical new semester has begun at Art Witch Academy. Amongst all the inspiring new seminars on offer, I was drawn to start Goddess Studies with Emily Mulroney . I have chosen to work with Lilith and, in doing so, to reclaim her as a figure of feminine strength and power. When I found this beautiful fair-trade, …

The Painted Diaries – August (part 1)

A new month means a new theme in The Painted Diaries and this month is all about swatching our art supplies. This might be the most relaxing thing EVER and perfect for restoring a sense of order to the universe. First up: watercolours! I switched some of the colours in the Winsor and Newton mini palette …

The Reluctant Crone

This 6-page spread was made during The Reluctant Crone class with Juliana Coles. It was an incredible process which took me about a month to complete, involving many layers of journal writing, multi-media warm-ups, and consulting of the tarot. Each circle or mandala represents a phase in the journey of woman. The project was intended to include three …

Micro-seasons creative journey – July

Following along with the abundance of nature in July's Micro-seasons journal has been a luscious experience. It has been hard to choose a single plant or flower when I am surrounded by this cornucopia of colours, shapes, and perfumes! Foxgloves in the forest at EarthHeart I spent most of this micro-season at EarthHeart UK in the beautiful …