Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday Sketches - Having fun! :)

Hi everyone, thank you so much for your advice last week about what to do with an artistic block. I am feeling so much more relaxed about the whole art thing this week. Even though I've been struggling with a horrible bug over the weekend I still managed to do some sketching. (Can't believe I've managed to make it this long in the term with out catching something off the little ones). I decided to buy a new journal and some new watercolour pencils a couple of weeks ago and managed to make a start on it this weekend.

Even though I have the arty block I decided to think about what I loved to draw and what makes me happy and it's always been the big eyed girls so that's what i focused on this weekend and it does feel good to draw again.

This first piece I called 'Turn the other cheek' I love drawing ladies and flowing hair :)

 This next piece is called 'Why does it always rain on me?'.....I am hoping that these sketches may lead me in a new direction.....

Last but not least this lady is called 'Ruby Rose' and is inspired by an Aussie celeb......

Just getting something on paper and not putting too much pressure on myself has helped heaps. I'm looking forward to visiting you all and getting more inspiration from you all :)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Artistic block!!!!!!! Argggghhhh!

Dealing with a bad case of artistic block at the moment but managed this sketch over the weekend. I think it's because I'm working full time now my weekends are precious and so I want to do as much as I can but put too much pressure on myself to pump out the work in a shorter space of time. Anyone got any tips on how to deal with an artistic block?

Saturday, March 22, 2014


This is my Illustration Friday piece for this weeks prompt which was 'Red'. Trying hard to find my art mojo again I am feeling the artistic block big time.......just got to get back to a good routine.

Monday, March 10, 2014

A fresh start!

Hi guys well I've had quite the break from blogging in the last few months. I have still been creating and posting here and there to my facebook page but I'm afraid that I lost my mojo a bit towards the end of last year. It's been a tough few months and I felt that I just couldn't keep up with my usual artiness. We had a death in the family at Christmas and just a couple of months before that my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. So needless to say it's been a bit of a whirl wind last few months where I didn't feel my usual arty self. My mothers diagnosis is good and this year will be a very tough one for her but we are blessed with a positve outcome and have to keep our heads down bums up and just get through it.

So I would like to share the art that I have been doing since I last blogged last October. Well not all of it but some of it at least! :)

First up is something very personal. I decided to get a tattoo not long after I found out about my mum, in support of what she is going through. I also wanted to share the message about vigilance and the reminder that we need to be aware of our  bodies and any changes that you may find as well as going for regular mammograms and pap smears etc. So I designed this tattoo which I wear on my wrist with pride.

It's of course the breast cancer ribbon with a little twist of my own.

Some of the other things I have been working on getting to grips with watercolour and mixed media and trying a bit of zentangling!

Also this year I have started a new full time job which I really enjoy but has been quite challenging but very rewarding. Phew!!! I'm working as a teachers assistant in a special unit assisting children with Autism. I am looking forward to using my art skills to assist with the creative side of things. I have already discovered that we have some wonderful young artists. :)

Lastly I decided that I will start participating in Illustration Friday again. I used to do it every week when I first started out on my blogging adventure, it was a great way to get the creative juices flowing so that is what I hope to do again. Below is my entry for this weeks word which was 'Spark'....I hope to catch up with you all again over the next few weeks and get back to enjoying blogging again :)


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