The Compass Rose

After the incredible and illuminating experience I had during the Reluctant Crone class with Juliana Coles this summer, I was drawn to continue with her soul-searching methods. I signed up for The Compass Rose and set my sails for the high seas, bound for an exploration of the things which ground me on my voyages …

Micro-seasons creative journey – August

This month my nature journal, for the most part, moved away from flowers into the realm of trees. This included some species from my time on yoga retreat in the South of France. Thanks to the PlantSnap app, I was able to identify them: Japanese Maple, European Smoketree, and Spanish Chestnut. This was my sixth …

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 …

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 …