Micro-seasons creative journey – November

Considering there have been so many gorgeous autumnal colours on display this month, I'm surprised to find that most of the entries in my journal have been of plants that are looking quite fresh and green! A strange few days involving several disharmonious communications. Feeling the need to assert healthy boundaries. Meanwhile, I'm in the …

Tarot-inspired art

I have just completed The Alternative Tarot Course with Beth Maiden at Little Red Tarot. After years of being interested in the tarot, this wonderful 8-week course has helped me make my own connection with the cards. As I move forward, I have a strong sense that whatever I may read in books about the …

Self-care Oracle Cards

Caroline Hiscock's's Self-care Oracle Cards seminar at Art Witch Academy has felt like the perfect nourishment for the deep Autumn that has arrived here in the UK. I love how the different seminars at Art Witch Academy inform and enrich each other. The work we did earlier this year on mapping our personal symbols really …

The Painted Diaries – November (part 1)

Has this year been going by quickly or is it just me? A new month also means a new theme in The Painted Diaries and this month’s theme is ‘monochromatic’ — picking one colour and sticking with it. The idea is that this limitation can create a paradoxical sense of freedom. All the energy that …

Micro-seasons creative journey – October

October's micro-seasons have transported us from the golden days of post-summer to the chilly days and early nights of a colder season. As well as the expected fiery leaves and succulent fruits, there have been all sorts of surprises such as the mushrooms that seemed to appear from one day to the next and the …

The Painted Diaries – October (part 2)

It really seems to be true that drawing something makes me feel more connected to it. This has very much been the case over the past month as I have attempted to draw some friends from the animal kingdom. I have been greatly inspired by two books: The Creature Garden by Harry and Zanna Goldhawk …