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
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
If you’d love to be able to paint a personal panorama as you view a lovely vista but don’t know where to start – sign up to my fortnightly art newsletter and CLAIM my nifty 1 page guide to semi-abstraction. Click the blue graphic below to claim it. It is an A4 printable PDF with the 5 steps I take to get from reality to … Continue reading Getting to Grips with Semi-Abstraction
Coming Soon – a free nifty semi-abstract watercolour landscape guide. Free upon sign-up to my fabby arty newsletter. Watch this space. Alison Continue reading Semi-Abstract Savvy
Get comfy for an enriching and arty read with the latest issue of The Pottering Artist magazine. Digest creative ideas and art techniques to use for your own self expression. Out 1st June – spoil yourself to The Pottering Artist Magazine – my indie and ad-free bi-monthly journal. I write and illustrate it myself – if it’s in there I wrote it or painted it! … Continue reading Coming Soon – Issue 3 of The Pottering Artist is nearly ready!
Gentle Forays into Drawing, Painting and Life. Join me as I refill my creative well. We will advance slowly, increasing awareness, developing perception, gathering art skills, deepening artistic vision and pottering along the way. For those who value stillness, silence and slowness as an antidote to activity, noise and speed. Here are a selection of images which I did to illustrate the various articles … Continue reading The Pottering Artist – A New Indie Magazine