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Our Irene - Happy Mother's day you weirdo

Our Irene - Happy Mother's day you weirdo
A dedication to my mother... Our Irene. May she stay as weird and as wonderful always!

You've got your art, what next?

You've got your art, what next?
You've commissioned me to paint an original watercolour.... but you're not sure what to do next. Here's some helpful advice when it comes to framing your art.

Follow your dreams - back to school

Follow your dreams - back to school
New Start If you follow my Facebook page or Instagram, you'll know that I'm going back to school..... and tomorrow if my first day. Although I'm n...

It's never too late to do what makes you happy

It's never too late to do what makes you happy
So.... I've just eaten my body weight in kit kats and twix bars... and it's given me the sugar rush to write a blog. If you're a follower of my pa...

Why does handmade cost so much compared to retail shops?

Why does handmade cost so much compared to retail shops?
  I'm not one for justifying my prices, after all..... if you like my products, then you'll buy.... and I won't start now. but, I know people can l...

When is it too early for the C word ? (Christmas just in case you thought I meant the naughty one!)

When is it too early for the C word ? (Christmas just in case you thought I meant the naughty one!)
I've been quiet for a little bit as my arms have been really bad so I couldn't type. I used the time to have a think about products etc and new des...

Mental Health awareness week... the bright side

Mental Health awareness week... the bright side

Every week should be mental health awareness week in my eyes, but as it's official this week lets talk openly about it. Reach out and share what you're going though, or speak to someone who you know struggles with mental illness.

To make it easier to talk about... I came up with a new product range that offers a way to talk about issues without it being too heavy, After all, the burden people carry who have mental illnesses is heavy enough.

Fibromyalgia awareness day, how art is therapy

Fibromyalgia awareness day, how art is therapy
You don't have to be any good at arts and crafts to benefit from art therapy! It's the process that is therapeutic really. And guess what... the more you do, the better at it you'll become... double whammy! It practices mindfulness. If you've not heard of this before, it's the practice of living in the here and now. Not focusing on anything else other than the task at hand.

Therapy animals my arse!

Therapy animals my arse!
Every now and again, cats do something that shows exactly what it's like to have cats, especially intelligent, naughty sphynx's..... and this is one of those occasions.

Blog 1.... to boldly go

Blog 1.... to boldly go

Blog one... into the unknown.  A quick introduction to me, my art and why I do what I do....

 

First photo is a recent painting (May 2018) the second is from last summer. Its unreal the progress  I've made