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MATS Assignment Bootcamp 2017 kicks off!

I hadn't intended to sign up for the course but thought "why not?!". I did the course in 2015 and loved it, and of course as with most ecourses, it has improved over time, and this year is no exception.   To get more info on this course (and others) please visit Lilla's website here.… Continue reading MATS Assignment Bootcamp 2017 kicks off!

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Artists, Books, learning

The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist’ book by Lisa Congdon

I was recently gifted this book and I LOVE it. There is so much straight forward advice, help and suggestions for anyone wanting to know HOW to get their art out there into the world and actually make a decent living doing what they love. As artists, isn't that what we all want? I know I. would!… Continue reading The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist’ book by Lisa Congdon

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Skillshare online class Doodle Art Basics by Keren Duchan

This week I enrolled myself in a Skillshare class online called 'Doodle Art: Basics and Beyond' taught by Keren Duchan. Keren is a very talented doodlier/ skilled artist who loves to create. In her class she shows you how she goes about using simple lines and shapes to create her work. Below is a screenshot… Continue reading Skillshare online class Doodle Art Basics by Keren Duchan

Colour theory, learning, Lessons, Videos

Lesson in Colour theory for beginners

Colour theory.........what is it exactly? and how can you use it effectively and to your advantage when painting and creating art? Well recently I have been on a mission to find out more and I wanted to share some images and videos that have helped me understand it that I think will be of help… Continue reading Lesson in Colour theory for beginners

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Watercolour Typography quote for Skillshare project

I have been continuing with my Skillshare classes and I have just started a new project using watercolour paints to create a custom set of typography letters to then use for the project which is to create a personal quote from the letters. I'm currently studying a class on Skillshare called 'Design a Watercolour Alphabet' by… Continue reading Watercolour Typography quote for Skillshare project

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Spring themed Surface Pattern design Skillshare class by Elizabeth Olwen Part 1

Today marks the start of Elizabeth Olwen's Skillshare class. I took her class a while back, but now she is offering her past students the chance to re-study the same class but with a twist...... to create a spring inspired pattern. I couldn't refuse! So I signed up straight away. Over the weekend I created… Continue reading Spring themed Surface Pattern design Skillshare class by Elizabeth Olwen Part 1

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Skillshare surface pattern design class

Just last week I finished off a Skillshare class I have been taking, called 'Simplified pattern design' by Shelley Seguinot. Shelley is an experienced designer herself so I was really eager to learn some tips of the trade, and she made the class very engaging and easy to follow. You can see below my initial sketches for my… Continue reading Skillshare surface pattern design class

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How to Hand Letter a short phrase from beginning to end- part 1

Part 1 This week I have been delving into a Skillshare class called First Steps to Hand Lettering taught by Mary Kate McDevitt. I will be splitting this post into 2 smaller posts, rather than having one long post. You can view my other Skillshare post here. After an introduction on hand lettering and some… Continue reading How to Hand Letter a short phrase from beginning to end- part 1

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Doodles to design: my sketches from Jon Burgerman SkillShare class

This week I have been using my time wisely by studying some classes on SkillShare, that perhaps I wouldn't normally take. I signed up to Jon Burgerman's class 'Doodles to Design' and I wasn't disappointed. His warm up techniques include doodling with your eyes shut, which initially seemed strange, but I went with it and… Continue reading Doodles to design: my sketches from Jon Burgerman SkillShare class

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Skillshare Surface Pattern Designer Elizabeth Olwen

This last week I have been watching and learning some online video courses on Skillshare. In particular I have been watching Elizabeth Olwen's class on creating a fabric collection. Elizabeth is a successful surface pattern designer based in Toronto, Canada. You can view her website here. Her designs are beautiful and I have learnt so… Continue reading Skillshare Surface Pattern Designer Elizabeth Olwen

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On entering the Make Art That Sells Global Talent Search 2015 (GTS)

So it's August already and last month i signed up and entered Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search. If you havent heard of Lilla Rogers before, check out her website and her online courses here. Ok, so I don't expect for one second that I will get through to the second round (there are soooo many… Continue reading On entering the Make Art That Sells Global Talent Search 2015 (GTS)

Colour theory, learning, Lessons, Videos

Lesson in Colour theory

Colour theory......what is it exactly? and how can you use it effectively and to your advantage when painting and creating art? Well recently I have been on a mission to find out more and I wanted to share some images and videos that have helped me understand it that I think will be of help… Continue reading Lesson in Colour theory

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Abstract, collage, ecourse, Lilla Rogers, MATS Bootcamp, mixed media

New artwork added to Gallery

I wanted to share some artwork I added to my gallery page. Most of my pieces are mixed media and include a variety of mediums and /or collage. These first two pieces I created for Lilla Rogers Make Art That Sells (MATS) Bootcamp ecourse this year. The plates were done for the May assignment for… Continue reading New artwork added to Gallery

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collage, mixed media, Tutorials

Collage & mixed media fairy and butterflies

Here is another step by step tutorial showing the piece of art I have been working on this week. I don't usually draw/paint faces AT ALL because up to now, I have never felt comfortable doing them, yet when I do paint them, I always enjoy it. How weird?! I think I just need more… Continue reading Collage & mixed media fairy and butterflies

Surface pattern design, Textile design

Step by step to creating a Textile Design

Follow along with me as i create a simple yet effective textile design using just a pen and an A5 piece of paper