Expressive Sketchbooks Class (Part 2)

Over the last couple of weeks, my explorations in the Expressive Sketchbooks class with Helen Wells have exploded into colour! It has been wonderful continuing to mix materials, some of which – felt tips and pencils – I have not played with for a long time. The Spiral Tree Mixing together watercolour, ink, and pencil. …

Expressive Sketchbooks Class (Part 1)

It used to be that all my art-making took place within the pages of my art journal. Over the last year, however, I have ventured into the realms of making art on my iPad, taking some wonderful Skillshare classes to inspire me as I go. Added to this, since the opening of my RedBubble shop …

A Yiddish Inktober (part 2)

During the second half of Inktober, I continued to expand my Yiddish vocabulary through imagery. It's been interesting to see which words make up my essential vocabulary – all things which could be found both in everyday life and in the world of a folk tale. Who knows, perhaps I will go on to attempt …

A Yiddish Inktober (part 1)

It’s been a long time since I took part in a daily art challenge, so I decided to join in the #inktober fun and practice my Yiddish at the same time (of course!) I also recently received the ink box from Artful box so it’s the perfect opportunity to try out some new inks. My plan …

The Pilgrimage (part 3)

The first half of my Pilgrimage journal is now complete. It is equal parts guidebook, prayer flag, treasure map, and oracle. A conversation with ancestors and with myself. Charting my journey on 'The Pilgrimage', a 7-week exploration with the community of friends and fellow travellers at Yelala. Here is a video spanning the first "side" …

The Pilgrimage (part 2)

The second section of my pilgrimage journal, in which fellow seekers and journey companions are introduced, and the million dollar question is asked: “What are you looking for? Vos zukhstu?” Plus, an attempt is made to translate one of my favourite Rumi quotes into Yiddish! You can see the first section of my pilgrimage journal …

The Pilgrimage (part 1)

Last week, I began a new journal which is in equal parts guidebook, prayer flag, treasure map, and oracle. A conversation with ancestors and with myself. Charting my journey on 'The Pilgrimage', a 7-week exploration with the community of friends and fellow travellers at Yelala. I wanted to have a sense of journeying through a …

The journey of a leaf

As part of the Season of New at Get Messy there was a wonderful challenge from Helen Wells to find a starting point in nature and play with the inspiration in different ways over several pages. I fell in love with a leaf in my garden and we set off on a little journey together. …

Watercolour sketching class (part 1)

I am a big fan of Felix Scheinberger's fabulous watercolour sketches. I love how everything looks so chaotic and free and gorgeous. So I was thrilled to discover that he teaches a class on Domestika, the online community for creatives. I am about a third of the way through the course so far and I …

My steps mingling with yours (part 7)

Here are the pages from the final few days of my Omer Journey through Yiddish poetry, folklore, and song. I have reached the end of an incredibly rich exploration and yet I feel as though I have only just opened the door to a whole world. The Train Sings a Song I am in love …

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