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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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Mini Art Journals

Over the last few months, I have been making little art journals, following a tutorial by Jennibellie. These mini journals are essentially hand decorated painted paper with collage, doodles and other embellishments.

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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.

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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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Painting Faces

The last few weeks I have been a bit preoccupied with painting faces. In the past, drawing or painting a face was always difficult for me, because I strived to make it look realistic, which was a bit dumb really…(a) I have a camera to take photos of people, and (b) since when does my other “art” look realistic?

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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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