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I’ve been busy painting…..but no cards…..

Hello 🙂 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 I’ve been busy painting…..but no cards…..

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Painting with Gouache paint – teaching myself shading

Hello 🙋🏻 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

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If there’s a craft you want to try……Try it!

Hello 🙋🏻 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 there’s a craft you want to try……Try it!

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I’ve also been drawing….

Hello, As well as teaching myself Calligraphy, Watercolour painting and making greetings cards.... I'm also trying to teach myself to draw flowers, which I hope to transfer onto greetings cards with calligraphy.......at some point. 😂 But for now, I'm having fun sketching flowers. The book I am using to reference is 'The Watercolour Flower painter's… Continue reading I’ve also been drawing….

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A little Watercolour pink flowers

Hello, Here's a little water colour flower painting of mine. I created this using Pink Ecoline water colour ink for the flowers and black for the flower centres. The light coloured flower petals around the background were created using the water I had been cleaning my brush in 😁 The pink ink had made the… Continue reading A little Watercolour pink flowers

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Back to flowery doodles

Hello there. I haven't done any flower doodling for a few weeks so I decided yesterday to have a doodley evening 😁  I do enjoy drawing flowers (when they come out looking like flowers) I did these with a good old fashioned black biro 🙂 What do you doodle? Thank you for reading and happy… Continue reading Back to flowery doodles

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I just wanted to share these two, as I’m really proud of them

Hand painted galaxy balloon and hand painted flower and leaves  using: • Royal talens Ecoline inks • uniball_uk white roller ball pen (for galaxy stars) • unipin fine liner 0.05 (for flower and leaves drawings) • Calligraphy lettering using my pointed pen with Leondart 'general' nib • Manuscriptpenco Black acrylic ink.  • Paper is Winsor… Continue reading I just wanted to share these two, as I’m really proud of them

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More flower doodles – I just enjoy doing them

Hello.  I know I've posted a few of my flower doodles on my blog already but I really enjoy doing them so thought I'd share just one more 😉  This piece was created on a crimson coloured card, from the depths of my craft draw, using a Uniball signo broad pen in White.  Thought I would throw… Continue reading More flower doodles – I just enjoy doing them

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Sometimes a quote just fits!

Hello.  You know when sometimes you read something and it just connects with you? I read a quote on an Instagram feed recently - "let your smile change the world but never let the world change your smile" - Anonymous  I really liked it and thought 'I'll write that on a project at some point'… Continue reading Sometimes a quote just fits!