Rituals class – December

My solar spread for the December Rituals class was all about celebrating the past year. This month we were playing with a colour-blocking technique. After having been away from home with a teensy weensy art kit, I went crazy with paint, pens, stickers and collage papers! (The stickers are from the latest Flow book for paper …

Rituals class – November

The November Rituals class was all about gratitude which felt like a breath of fresh air in the midst of a rather intense month! My solar spread was all about feeling grateful for the many wonderful things in my life. The technique we were working with this month was journaling, with many different options to obscure the …

Rituals class – October

The theme for October in the Rituals class with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd was heritage. This page is a homage to my amazing Grandma, Jennie Z. Gilbert. She loved playing the piano and writing in her notebooks and was one of the kindest women I ever knew.. Many of these images are copies of old faded photos from …

Rituals class – September

September's Rituals class was all about renewal. We were playing around with a street art style that was so much fun. I particularly enjoyed signing my name in grafitti style, picturing my alter ego, the mysterious Divs, covering the walls of North London with her art. This first page was the solar spread, all about …

Rituals class – August

Last month, in the Rituals class with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd, we got downright witchy with a magical botanical dyeing process! Underneath the rock in the picture below, my bundle of plants and papers is bubbling away... I could not believe my eyes when I removed the papers from the bundle. The plants had left incredible imprints …

Rituals class – July

'The magical forest' — my solar spread for the July Rituals class with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd. The theme for this month with was 'Spirit'. When I am in the forest, I feel connected to nature, to myself, to magic, and to a bigger sense of the universe. When I am surrounded by the trees, I feel …

Rituals class – April

April in the Rituals Class with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd at Get Messy was all about fertility, using the metaphor of seeds, plants and flowers. We explored the medium of collage to express these themes. Vanessa is a magician of collage and it was such a wonderful experience to learn from her on this subject. I often …

Rituals class – March

The theme for March in the Rituals class with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd was balance. This included the areas of balance in our lives and also the places where we are out of balance. To support our exploration, we used the technique of intuitive painting. The lunar spread was all about where we are out of balance. …

Rituals Class – January and February

Rituals is a wonderful art journaling journey through the year led by Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd at Get Messy. Each month has its own theme that we are exploring in our art journals. There is a solar spread exploring the light, positive aspects of the theme and a lunar spread exploring the challenging, shadow side. Before 2017 …