Great move by Seawhite – they’ve developed a process for recycling old coffee cups and launched a new range of CupCycling sketch pads available at Cass Art. You can find a blog post here with more details on how it works Continue reading CupCycling – love this!
Back in November last year I attended a half day Calligraphy workshop. It came about as a college at work mentioned she had attended in preparation for writing her wedding invites and whilst I’m not planning a wedding, calligraphy is something I’ve always fancied trying. I bought myself a pen and “how to” book at the start of 2018 but tried it once and pretty … Continue reading Calligraphy Workshop
So I’m not one for new year’s resolutions but this year I’m determined to find time to read and explore art blogs and videos from others. I love finding new art blogs and some of my favourites are those posted by art suppliers/retailers and groups who offer online courses. You’ve may have noticed some of the Cass blogs that I’ve linked to in the past … Continue reading Great Art Blog
I completed these back in November when the autumn leaves were littering the pavements. I was enjoying sketching but thought I should mix things up a bit. Came across them today so thought I’d post them. I started off with blue writing ink which worked quite well Then tried liquid watercolour which I’d picked up in Tiger – comes in an ink type bottle. The … Continue reading Playing with Leaves
Now that the craziness of Christmas is over time to get sorted for the new year. I always start by filling in dates on my calendar, a desperate attempt at organisation that usually helps make sure I don’t forget birthdays, theatre bookings, etc. I posted some free downloadable calendars last month but just in case you missed the posts – here’s to a great 2019! … Continue reading Starting the New Year Afresh
I’m not really a big fan of setting New Year’s Resolutions, mainly because I don’t stick to them, by the time I’m mid-way through January they have usually been forgotten and I find this demotivating, a constant reminder of my poor willpower. But I know that a lot people do buy into the resolutions thing so here’s some my thoughts and some shares from other … Continue reading New Years Resolutions – Not a Big Fan!
A couple of weeks ago I spent a dreary Sunday playing around with paper cutting. I was quite pleased with a few of the pieces so created a calendar for 2019. Download – Colourful 2019 calendar and if this design doesn’t float your boat here’s a couple of other options for starting the new year monochrome design literary themed calendar Continue reading 2019 Calendar – Free download
Apparently on this date in (27th December) in 1904 Peter Plan was first performed as a play at the Duke of York theatre in London The stars of the play were Gerald du Maurier (father of the author Daphne du Maurier) as Captain Hook and Mr Darling and Nina Boucicault as Peter. The play was a success with London audiences so was taken across the … Continue reading Peter Pan Stage Right
I don’t feel that I put much effort into Christmas makes this year but thought I’d start to save my Christmas blogs in a photo collection so here’s 2018’s…. Continue reading A Very Happy Christmas
Ok a bit late for this year but I love this blog from Cass showcasing how to create some lino cut Christmas cards – I even bought a lino kit although at the moment its still in the box, a project for 2019 I think. There’s also some great ideas for lino cut cards on these blogs…. Jackson Art – a bit too complex I … Continue reading Lino Cut Christmas Cards