The Pursuit of Happiness

Or… What do you want from life. This question has not been on my mind for sometime. I guess it must be because I had everything I needed and was doing everything I wanted. My situation has not changed, but lately I’ve been asking myself this question, so something inside me has shifted. Its probably…

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Pain before Pleasure

Who would want to put pain before pleasure you might ask but many of us actually do it. I’m not talking about anything sexual here, just life in general. Some do it out of necessity, like having to go to work so that they can afford to do what they love. Or others like me,…

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Back to Painting

Its been 3 longs months that I haven’t painted! The house move killed my mojo I think and although it was always at the back of my mind that I should get back to it, it wasn’t till I started feeling a little depressed this week, that I knew I had to get out my…

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Learning to Watercolour – Day 1

I started learning to watercolour quite a few times now 😉 but none of the online courses I have taken really taught me what I needed to know…like how to load a brush for example, and especially, how to bend a leaf the way I want it to! Then I discovered Jenna Rainey’s book called…

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1st Painting Lesson

The last time I took a painting class, it was in school where I tried to make an apple look more than a round object with a twig on the top…and I failed miserably. Since then, I have always considered myself useless at creating anything with a pen, brush, crayons or anything else where my…

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Ines’s drawings

Going through some stuff lying in a corner shelf, I came across some of my daughter’s paintings she did a few years ago. Ines used to do a lot of painting between the ages of 6-8, probably because that was when I put her in art classes when we lived in France. This is her proudest…

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Aliens

After a month of not painting (because I’m heavily in to my new passion, card making…) I decided to start again because a friend wanted to see how I did my smearing paintings! Wow! I was so touched that someone would want to learn from me so how could I say no right?! We spent…

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Learning to Paint

4th February 2016 I now understand the notion of letting emotions create your work! After reading some basics on Best Abstract Painting techniques I decide to be brave and start using paint brushes! (normal house painting brushes by the way!) I tried their beginner method, of painting my favourite colour on multiple canvas, then adding a…

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