Log Cabin Lovers Look Away Now

If you are a romantic fool like me and think that living off-grid in a secluded cabin is for you then this is going to rock your socks. Read this fabulously frank and insightful article about doing just that – locating a lonely forested spot, building your timber abode and living there for a year. Click this link to read this warts and all account … Continue reading Log Cabin Lovers Look Away Now

Re-enchant the World one Child at a Time

Look at what dead, spiritless plastic junk we give our babies, toddlers and young children to play with. It is shocking how these young, impressionable fingers will hold mostly man-made objects for the first days, weeks, months and years of their lives. That thought worries me as they are from birth disconnected from elemental things – earthy things – mother nature’s feel. How will children … Continue reading Re-enchant the World one Child at a Time

Raised by the Forest

This title captivated me as I long for a more earthy connection. Read about how Saga Mariah Sandberg from Sweden absorbs and channels her woodland environnment into her beautiful art via this link – https://anotherescape.com/featured-stories/raised-by-the-forest Meantime – her is a delightful taset of the whole article – read and be enchanted and encouraged as a nature artist… “From an early age, I would draw everything around … Continue reading Raised by the Forest

Sketching my Jack Russell whilst Watching TV

Just lately I have cleared an awful lot of big and scary art business deadlines such as course writing and magazine publishing. Now their looming presence is gone I feel freer and moer relaxed. The other night as I sat and watched Vera I had the added comfort of my Khadi journal open on my lap, my Jack Russell Tilly by my side and my … Continue reading Sketching my Jack Russell whilst Watching TV

Structure Keeps you Sane

If even getting down to some art feeling like wading through treacle then establishing a simple plan will help. We are all busy with life – errands, duties, work, should and must do’s so even trying to get some art time seems like an obstacle course. This is where structure comes in This year I am going to put time aside for not painting but … Continue reading Structure Keeps you Sane

Watercolour Wonder

In our days choc full of information and fact how about we hop off this known merrygoround and splosh about with nameless shapes for a while. What better medium to use to do that than the mercurial watercolour. For it is only with watercolour that you can let the wildness in you flow freely. It runs, it bleeds and it explodes and unlike acrylic it … Continue reading Watercolour Wonder