Great Art Blog

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

Playing with Leaves

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

Starting the New Year Afresh

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

New Years Resolutions – Not a Big Fan!

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!

2019 Calendar – Free download

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

Handmade Christmas Gift

This is a bit of recycled blog post as I originally posted this in February but I thought it might be an idea for a last minute Christmas gift or failing that a Christmas craft project to keep the children busy whilst they’re off school. Perfect for a family member or friend with young-ish children – why not create a personalised board game. You’ll find … Continue reading Handmade Christmas Gift