Art, Art, Drawing, blogging, Calligraphy, Crafty Hints and Tips

Does creativity have a deadline?

Hello there. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ I've been quite quiet on my social media feeds over the last few weeks, especially my blog. On my blog particularly it's been because I just don't know what to write about. Of course, when that's the case, I feel more pressure to write something, especially because I've set myself the challenge… Continue reading Does creativity have a deadline?

Art, Crafty Hints and Tips, how to, Painting

Getting to know my…..paints

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ When I first started teaching myself to paint I would only use the one colour as it was in the palette (or in my plastic tray box from my local craft shop.) I only occasionally mixed one base colour with a bit of white to get a slightly lighter shade, but it never… Continue reading Getting to know my…..paints

Art, craft fair, Painting, Watercolour

Iโ€™ve been busy painting…..but no cards…..

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ Over the last couple of weeks I've been doing a lot of painting practice. If you are new to my blog (welcome, thank you for reading today's post) over the past year I have been teaching myself to paint with Watercolours. I am also teaching myself Calligraphy, both with the intention of improving… Continue reading Iโ€™ve been busy painting…..but no cards…..

Aquarelle, Art, Drawing, Flowers, Painting, Watercolour

Painting with Gouache paint – teaching myself shading

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป Just a short post this week as it's been a busy one. I'm still teaching myself to paint with watercolour and gouache paints, using books as reference guides, painting mostly flowers. Here is this weeks progress; Monday 16th April 2018 Tuesday 17th April 2018 The painting is not quite finished yet so I… Continue reading Painting with Gouache paint – teaching myself shading

Art, Crafty Hints and Tips, Painting, Watercolour

When inspiration strikes…..Roll with it….

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป Sometimes it's really hard to get into the crafting zone. I know I need to make a card for someone, a birthdays coming up or a new baby is here, yet sitting at the craft table I just don't know what to make. Sometimes every style I try or lettering I do just… Continue reading When inspiration strikes…..Roll with it….

Calligraphy, Christmas, Craft blog, craft fair, Crafty Hints and Tips, Goals, Handmade, Handmade card, Papercraft, Social media, Uncategorized, Watercolour

Craft fair preparations – My April update

Hello there ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Earlier in the year I signed up to sell my handmade cards at a craft fair in December (2018). As I signed up in January I have given myself 11 months to prepare and make stock ๐Ÿ˜ I'm sure as I get towards December I will be thinking that 11 months wasn't… Continue reading Craft fair preparations – My April update

Art, Crafty Hints and Tips, how to, Uncategorized

If thereโ€™s a craft you want to try……Try it!

Hello ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป In today's post I want to share a Watercolour painting that I finished this weekend. I am really proud of this piece and my reason for sharing is to let you know that if you want to try a craft you've never tried before, go for it! Inspired by pictures I saw on… Continue reading If thereโ€™s a craft you want to try……Try it!