Sometimes it’s good to do the scary thing. I don’t mean leaping out of a plane or partaking in a spot of free running, although I’m sure they have their merits. I’m talking about doing something relatively ordinary that frightens you. Speaking in public has never been my thing, in fact I’ve […]
I’m sure I’ve written this blog post a hundred times. There may be unfinished paragraphs skulking in Scrivener and I may have touched on it a couple of years ago in another blog post, but in reality, I have composed it over and over in my head. Sometimes it feels too scary to actually type […]
This is face 7 for 29 Faces using Spectrum Noir markers and another attempt at emulating the lovely Helen’s technique with markers. Finally using the full set of markers that Graham bought me several Christmases ago and that have mostly lain untouched, so I’m thrilled to be actually using them!
I’m struggling with trying to get too much done this week. 29 Faces, blogging, my own deadline of 45,000 words for my book by Thursday (just passed 43k today – I think I’m going to make it!), I want to outline some ideas for a novel, I haven’t been to the cinema for AGES..no time, […]
This is my last drawing of Diana for 29 Faces! Onwards and upwards. I’ve been experimenting with digital painting during the last couple of days. Digital art is confusing, not least because of the terminology. You can take a photo of someone, throw a couple of filters on it and call it digital art. You […]
29 Faces. Another ‘almost Diana’. There is something about her face that I find just out of reach and the sketch inevitably turns into a forensic examination of all her features ending up with ‘Spot the Difference’ challenge to anyone who happens to be nearby. I keep reminding myself that this is not a photograph […]
I haven’t seriously blogged for a very long time. Back in the day I was all over it and running the blogging ring for women bloggers in the UK. Remember them? Blog rings? I suddenly feel very old. The desire to share our lives now seems fully sated by the many and various social networking […]
A new addition to my Redbubble store. Wearable typography art with the quote ‘You only know a part of me, I am a universe full of secrets’.
Recently I’ve become addicted to online tutorials. One of the modern wonders of our age is our ability to learn from the masters from the comfort of our own computer/tablet/smartphone. As long as we are fortunate enough to have access to an internet connection we can educate ourselves, for the most part, free of charge. […]
Since I decided to publish my doggy art in book form I have been asked to share my experiences of self publishing. I’m more than happy to write about how I produced my huge catalog of TWO books but I am so far removed from being an expert I would strongly urge you to do […]