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 …

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 …