“None of the Crazy you get from too much Choice” – Joni Mitchell Personally I find when I have too many options at my disposal – be it in choice of types of peanut butter at the supermarket or brands of watercolour tube paints – I get overwhelmed and eventually debilitated and finally dissatisfied. WHY? Because you cannot have everything and knowing all of those … Continue reading Too Much Choice Making You Miserable?
This last 2 weeks I have drastically overhauled my YouTube channel. This pesky job has been 2 years in the waiting and now – as I recovery from surgery – I have the time to concentrate on it! It has been a huge relief to get all my images looking uniform with my signature purple strip and name in white. This makes it easier for … Continue reading Watercolour Tutorials on Youtube
I was recently asked to paint some swans by a lovely lady for her new to be baby daughter’s nursery. She had already bought work off me back in 2014 for her first born and I was flattered that she came back for more of my art for such a special occasion. I researched swans and then created my own images from them. The work … Continue reading Watercolour Swans
Happy 2018 to my readers! After having a full hysterectomy on 16th November I’ve obviously been laid pretty low and had to take things very, very slowly indeed. But now things are easing up a bit pain and discomfort wise and so I am doing what I can to get ready for my weekly classes which start again in Pontypridd on March 2nd. It is … Continue reading First 2018 Bustle from the Studio
This week I’ve had two lovely things happen. My range of Alison’s Ark watercolour cards that are under license with Museums & Galleries Collection are now in 2018 calendar form! I am delighted to know that they are going to be sold UK-wide at W H Smiths and other outlets. 2. A batch of 20 hand drawn ink dog cards that I did have been … Continue reading A Few Bits of Lovely News
You can find beauty in any ordinary everyday subjects such as a cup of tea, a folded magazine, a few humble garlic bulbs by just giving them your deep loving attention. Attending slowly as you draw and paint even commonplace items means they start to be imbued with some magical essence that cannot be bought at any art store – that magical substance is … Continue reading Enhancing any experience with attention
OVERWHELMED BY POSSIBILITIES As an artist it is overwhelming sometimes. I am interested in expressing so many subjects in so many styles and in so many moods. At times I flit between subjects never really going as deep as I would like. I feel I am surface – not able to commit to anything. This creates stress in me as I wish I could focus … Continue reading Creators – What are your deep loves?