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An Ode To The Yellow Pen

An Ode To The Yellow Pen

Recently I cleared out my stationery stash in a bid to be more organised. I was being as ruthless as I possibly could and throwing out anything that didn't work or wasn't of use to me anymore.  I realised I had A LOT of yellow pens. It occurred to me...

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Making an Inspiration Station

Making an Inspiration Station

So I know, its a bit over the top to call something an Inspiration Station but I think that sometimes going full commitment on an idea is really where success lies. So, what I hear you ask, is an Inspiration Station?! Well its basically a massive mood board. I do...

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Where to Artist Date in Birmingham

Where to Artist Date in Birmingham

  Today I though I would share with you where I like to take myself on an Artist Date. Okay, let’s back up because otherwise this post is going to land under some slightly unintentional google searches!  So, what is an Artist Date?  The idea comes from Julia Cameron’s text...

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Learning to Paint Gouache Part 1

Learning to Paint Gouache Part 1

I have always loved Gouache painting. I think it began around ten years ago when I was going through a bit of a funny time in my life and my great friend Helena took me to a cabin in East Sussex to walk around and soak up some of the beautiful...

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What To Pack For Wild Drawing

What To Pack For Wild Drawing

Over the past few years I have really enjoyed going out on mini adventures to draw in the wild. It sounds more complicated than it is - an inner city park counts as an adventure in my eyes so theres really no need for heavy duty anoraks or hiking boots....

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