Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Weekend Workshop

Hello All,

Today I thought i'd share some photos from my weekend workshop at Sheffield Hallam Students Union. I was emailed a few months back to ask if i'd like to deliver an Art Journaling workshop to the students there. I decided, since I have been enjoying making my monthly journals so much, that this is what we'd make. That way I should not only show them some really fun journaling techniques but also teach them how to bind their work into a simple book.

I had eight lovely ladies on the day, done of which had ever tried Art Journaling before. They were a lovely group to work with, every new technique was met with great enthusiasm. They really got into it and didn't even want to stop for lunch. By the end of the day everyone had produced a beautiful and totally unique little journal.










Overall a very successful day :)

Bye for now xxx

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

January Mini Journal

Hello all,

2019 is off to a busy start with lots of workshops running. I have been teaching art journaling and beginners drawing which has been loads of fun. Unfortunately I haven't had much time for my own work and I'm dying to do some more encaustic painting! I have some great ideas for some new journals too, when I get the chance! Half term is fast approaching so I hope I will have more time then.

January flew by and I only just managed to get my monthly journal done in time.











This one has a wintery feel to it which suits the time of year perfectly. One of the pages is made from a box of chocolates that my husband left under my pillow. There is also an extract from a poem I found in an old book I bought from a charity shop. Just little things that happened that month but it makes it all the more special.

Hope you enjoyed having a look.

Bye for now xxx

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Happy New Year

Hello All!

Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a great holiday season. It always goes so quickly and you are back to work and daily routines before you know it! Do you have any resolutions for the new year? My crafty ones this year are to film more videos of my processes and to keep up with my monthly journals with the aim to complete a full year. With that said here is my journal for December:











With every one of these that I make the more I like them. They are so tactile and colourful and those things combined with the family snaps make looking back through them much more of an experience than a normal photograph album. I look at the photos and it really transports me back to those moments.

I am looking forward to what moments 2019 holds!

Bye for now! xxx

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

November Mini Journal

Hi All,

Another month gone and Christmas fast approaching! I have barely had the time to finish my mini journal for November. But here it is!











That's six months of my challenge complete! Really looking forward to doing a christmassy one for this month!

Bye for now xxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

New Journal

Hello All,

There is a woodland not far away from my house and I often find myself strolling through the trees. It's so peaceful and calm, I love the changing colours as the year unfolds. In autumn especially it is one of my favourite places. Taking inspiration from our little woodland I decided to make a themed journal. It has been a bit of a labour of love and I am truly thrilled with how it turned out:







Included in the journal are eco dyed papers using leaves collected from the woods as well as coffee dyed paper, ink stained tracing paper, woodland ephemera and some original little paintings of my own. The cover is from an old book I found in a charity shop which I thought went perfectly.

It will soon be going up in my etsy shop. I will be sorry to part with it but I hope it will bring enjoyment and a little piece of my corner of the world to whoever gets it.

Bye for now

xxx


Thursday, 1 November 2018

New Courses Coming Up!

Hello all,

I am excited to have a few new courses starting up this month. Expressive drawing which is a great way of exploring drawing in a new and exciting way. In this course we explore using different mediums each week including pastels, watercolours and even coffee.

https://www.straightcurves.co.uk/class/expressive-drawing-course/





The second is an Introduction to Art Journaling which is a great way to get started with fantastic techniques to try each week. You also get a handmade journal to start you off.


https://www.straightcurves.co.uk/class/introduction-art-journaling/



Interested? come take a look! 

Bye for now xxx

Monday, 22 October 2018

Published Artist

Hello All!

I am so excited to be featured in the latest issue of Art Journaling magazine!!!!



My article sits alongside some truly inspirational artists and i'm so thrilled to be part of it. For those of you who haven't seen the magazine it is full of tips, techniques and inspiration and well worth a read! You can find a copy at : https://stampington.com/art-journaling 

Bye for now xx