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Vegetables in a Basket

This commission was done last November for a new delicatessen, Good and Proper, opening in Edinburgh this spring.

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TARDIS visits Wonky Town

This was a commission I undertook last year…the remit was a long tall canvas filled with tall wonky houses, a little TARDIS and Scrabo Tower.

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Recent Artwork

I’ve been very lax with my blog these last few months, but I have been busy doing lots of art.

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Recent Artwork

These are the first two pieces of art that I have done as requests. I’ve been very privileged to do these. I really enjoyed doing them and I hope that shows in the work. As always, thank you for taking the time to look 🙂

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Curly Tree Paintings

Whilst I wait for my energy levels get better, I have been doing quite a bit of art in the last week or so. Something I love painting are curly trees, inspired/influenced by Gustav Klimt.

Curly tree
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Art Journal Update

Let me say it straight up, I’m not a daily art journaller, I’m lucky if I manage one art journal page a week. I do write in a journal every day but it is just writing with bits and bobs stuck in that remind me of the day or cards I have been sent by friends. My art journals are for experimenting in and sometimes I can start a piece and not finish it until weeks later. Anyway, here are some of my art journal pages from the last 3-4 months; they are mostly faces, and the text around them are mostly quotes or lyrics from my favourite songs. Lots of inspiration and influence from Effy Wild and Tamara Laporte…thank you ladies xxx

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Starting a new art journal

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!”

― C. JoyBell C.

I started a new art journal a few weeks ago…it’s always a bit daunting staring at the blank pages and wondering what to fill them with. Luckily there is a lot of help and guidance out on YouTube and various arts and crafts sites (I shall do a blog post on those one day). For this particular art journal, I wanted to put some of my favourite quotes/sayings alongside my art work…sometimes the link between the picture and the words is very obvious, sometimes it isn’t!

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Gelli plate printing

Last week I took an online introductory class on printing with a gelli plate. A gelli plate is a big rectangle made of a gelatin-like substance that you use as a basis for monoprinting. More details can be found on the manufacturer’s website.

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Squiggles and blobs

I have never seen myself as an artist in the traditional sense of the word, but I have always enjoyed playing around with pens and paint, especially at school and then when my children were small. Although I’ve never really stopped making things, since last Christmas, I have increasingly been incorporating some form of “artwork” into my daily life.

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