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A Little Sketchbook of Footwear

I am trying to catch up with blog posts about my sketchbooks! This one is all about shoes, boots etc, and was done at the beginning of the year.
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A Little Sketchbook of Fruit

Over the last couple of months, I have been doing little watercolour and pen sketches in various sketchbooks based around different themes. They really help me to start my day as I tend to do them in the morning. My go to watercolours is the “Sakura Koi Watercolors Pocket Field Sketch Box” and my favourite pens (at the moment, because I’m a fickle little bunny) are Sakura Pigma Microns (and no, I’m not affiliated to Sakura in any way).

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30 Day Sketchbook Challenge (September)

I enjoyed doing the Artworks Studio sketchbook challenge so much in August, that I did another one in September, with my youngest doing a list of things for me to sketch, and then choosing which one I did each day.

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30 Day Sketchbook Challenge (August)

During the month of August I took part in the 30 Day Sketchbook Challenge, run by Artworks Studio to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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Finding the Right Writing Journal

When I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer over 3 years ago, I started keeping a journal. Initially, it was just intended to record any side effects from treatment, but over time it became much more than that.

Writing journal
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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.

Siamese
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Watercolour Sketchbook

It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post, mostly because I have been rather obsessed with painting watercolours. In the past I have been a little scared of watercolour paints, because they can be unpredictable and it can be difficult to correct mistakes. However, I love the look of watercolours, especially with pen or ink, and I’ve been inspired by Alisa Burke who runs an online watercolour class.

Watercolour Sketchbook
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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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