The Painted Diaries – April (part 3)

I keep thinking I am going to run out of textured material. But it would seem that textures are everywhere, and so are The Queens. Here are the queens that appeared in my art journal this week. Enjoy! Brayer Ribbon Crayon (neocolor I) Lace (and puffy hearts!) Gelli prints Sheet music Paperclips

100 days of diary comics (week 3)

I have been keeping a written diary since I was about 12 years old and still write in it most days. These cartoons, however, feel like a truer account of my life than any I could write. It's the small moments that shine, moments that could so easily be forgotten in the midst of larger …

The Painted Diaries – April (part 2)

Some interesting queens have appeared in my art journal over this past week. My pages are becoming more and more curved around what lies beneath them. That's one way to be sure there is some good 3D texture going on! Tin foil Washi tape Glitter I love how the light reflects off the glitter. Masking …

100 days of diary comics (week 2)

This week saw me traveling up to Liverpool for a wonderful gathering of a few of the beautiful women from our women's circle. Each night I made a comic capturing something of the flavour of the day. It was great fun showing everyone the comics at breakfast! I love how they ended up being a …

The Painted Diaries – April (part 1)

My take on the texture theme in this month's Painted Diaries is inspired by my recent obsession with learning tarot. Queens seem to be popping up everywhere: in the cards, in movies, and in my dreams. I don’t tend to use much 3D texture in my art so this is an interesting experiment for me. …

100 days of diary comics (week 1)

After a rather hilarious deliberation process, my 100 days of diary comics has begun! I have absolutely loved this first week, most of which was spent visiting my sister for a family celebration. It has given me a chance to record some lovely moments that might otherwise have slipped unnoticed between the larger gatherings and …

The Painted Diaries – March (part 4)

During this past week I pretty much gave up trying to create separate poems in the double spreads. It was almost impossible not to get the words on each side of the page to talk to each other! I started to play around with watercolour mediums outside my paint box, such as Ecoline and Tombow …

The 100 day project 2019

Does anyone else have a decision making process that looks like this? I've spent at least three weeks trying to tell myself that I am NOT taking part in the 100 day project this year. I have loads of good reasons such as the fact that I'm travelling too much and have too many other …

Thunder sings

It’s so easy to overlook the bush bedside the fence at the front of the house. That is, until it is brim-ful with beautiful white flowers that smell so sweet. No thunder outside; it is sunny and bright. Feeling rumblings inside though.

A 30 minute yoga sequence

As many of you know, I recently completed a 30 days of yoga challenge. I was thrilled to receive such wonderful feedback and interest in my yoga drawings! Many of you have said you would like to use these drawings as inspiration for your own home practice. Nothing could make me happier! The drawings I …