Everyday Matters

So after reading Danny Gregory’s book I thought I’d put into practice my big out-takes…. capture the everyday be confident in mark making My first attempt wasn’t too successful.  I thought I’d replicate Danny’s sketch of money but my attempt was still too tentative – I started with a pencil sketch. My next was to sketch some of the tins I could find in the … Continue reading Everyday Matters

Everyday Matters

So as one of my 2019 plans was to start reading some of the books I have from other artists, illustrators or sketchers I thought I’d start with Danny Gregory’s “Everyday Matters: a Memoir”.  It’s described as a graphic memoir which is pretty accurate. The book is a very honest account of some of the major and not so major goings on in Danny’s life … Continue reading Everyday Matters

How to Find Creative Spark

Loved this blog post from Open College of the Arts….. Six ways to find creative spark in a busy world: Do Nothing: Watch and listen. Doodle: Applied visual thinking (doodling without thinking) helps imagination to soar by firing up neurons. Be positive: A positive state of mind is a the trigger for creative flow. Daydream Participate: The notion of participation is not only of working directly … Continue reading How to Find Creative Spark


One of us has a massive phobia of Umbrellas – the following is unashamedly taken from Wikipedia….. “Umbrellaphobia or Pellebaphobia is the fear of holding and/or standing under umbrellas, or just umbrellas in general. The Pellebaphobia, derives from the Latin root pellebant , meaning , and Phobia, meaning fear” The other one of us loves them and spends silly amounts of money on them.   Continue reading Umbrellas…