Sneak peek – pin cushion

I’ve been working a lot on my very delayed ebook this week (it’s amazing how having some time off from ‘actual’ work, can speed things up). I’ve been writing the how to section and doing some illustrations, here’s a pin cushion. I hope that the ebook will be out sometime next month. Here’s the cover.

A day out in tweets

We had a nice day out today, I’ve just tweeted on my personal account about it and now I’m too tired to write anymore, so I thought I’d just link to the tweets, there’s some stuff that we did today, that I would very enthusiastically recommend, others not so. Saw this today and it is so…

Sneak peek – week 2 – Inktober

  This week on Lisa Congdon’s Creativebug Inktober course, it’s been flowers, some I’ve absolutely loved doing and I’ve been really pleased with the result, others have been distinctly meh, but still, I am still absolutely loving working with ink.

Make It In Design Summer School

Last summer I took part in the Make It In Design Summer School, I did the intermediate track. Anyway, there were two briefs, Jungle Bugs, by piece for which is above 👆 and an etched flower theme and for that, considering I’d just spent all spring and summer embroidering flowers, I adapted one of my…

Sneak peek – book progress

I had planned on getting my flower embroidery ebook out in August but life got in the way. However I am now making good progress, the patterns have been redone in Illustrator (most of the originals were hand drawn) and placed in the bare bones structure of the book. I just need to sort out…

Sneak peek – another week of acrylic painting

I’m struggling to get into the habit of daily acrylic painting, with this month’s Creativebug daily challenge. I found it easier last month because painting from my imagination/what was happening on screen seems easier for me to do than painting from life. When painting from life, you have issues with light, the light in my…

Sneak peek – another Creativebug monthly painting challenge

There’s another month’s art challenge on Creativebug, this time it’s acrylic painting and it’s taught by Courtney Cerruti. Painting in acrylics, in a more realistic style, is definitely out of my comfort zone but I’m enjoying it. The picture above is from the day I attempted to do an apple, as you can see, my…

Finishing Lisa Congdon’s pattern month

So, I’ve finished Lisa Congdon’s pattern month over on Creativebug. I loved doing it, Lisa Congdon is an absolute hero of mine and it was an excellent way to start 2018 in a way I hope to continue, with painting or drawing (nearly) every day. I particularly liked the last three lessons, well, maybe not…

5 things I liked this week – 2.2.18

1. The last few days of Lisa Congdon’s pattern month, I loved doing cups and house plants (blog post coming tomorrow). 2. There’s a new painting month on Creativebug for February, this time it’s acrylic paint and is taught by Courtney Cerruti. 3. Some good runs. 4. Finally getting round to having a go at…