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…

5 things I liked this week – 19.1.18

1. More painting on Lisa Congdon’s Creativebug course. 2. Roasted, cubed aubergine. 3. The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor is so good (but very scary), the audiobook is very good too. 4. Sunny, winter days. 5. The teachers at my kids’ school, I like how they seem much more human (which, of course, they are)…

5 things I liked this week – 12.1.18

1. Continuing painting along with the latest Lisa Congdon pattern class on Creativebug. 2. Hard Sun, a new thriller on BBC is so good. 3. Looking at S’s GCSE options. 4. Finally finishing a non fiction audiobook (SPQR) that I wanted to finish but, for most of it, was not particularly enjoying the process. I’m…

Sneak peek – You Are Here

I was really in to colouring books for a while, like a lot of people but they never had much staying power with me and I hadn’t bought any new ones for ages but I couldn’t resist Jenny Lawson’s You Are Here because I love her first book (I haven’t read her second, yet) and…