Sunday, 30 October 2016

Acrylic ATCs

I realise, thanks to one of my followers, that I didn't actually explain about acrylic ATCs. They are actually clear plastic (acrylic), meaning that different layers on the front and back can been seen from both sides. Hopefully, that is clearer (sorry about the pun!) when you see my next one.



Thursday, 27 October 2016

Soft Pastels

Wanderlust continued to focus on soft pastels this week. My first piece is an exercise in freedom and play, adding various layers.

My second piece is also about layers, with a bit of collage added.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Friday, 21 October 2016


A digital piece, using one of my own photos.

Credits: elements from 'Aquarelle'  by Captivated Visions @ Sweet Shoppe

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Pastels & Graphite

This week at Wanderlust, Rachel Urista showed us how she used pastels and graphite with acrylic paint in her work. Well, I have several sticks of soft pastels and graphite knocking around and, on the whole, I don't use them. So this was a very good exercise for me. Here are the end results. What do you think?

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Abstract Expressionism

Last week I went to the Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy. As well as thoroughly enjoying (most of) what I saw, I learnt a lot and came across artists I had not previously heard of.

Well, of course, once I was home, I had to have a go at creating my own abstract pieces. I'm not sure how successful they are, but I enjoyed doing them!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Acrylic ATCs

Whilst at the crafting show at Ally Pally recently, I saw Helen Chilton and Lynn Hatwell decorate acrylic ATCs. So, of course, I decided to have a go. here are my first ones. Others will follow.

Apologies that the pictures are not great. I find it really hard to take pictures of shiny things!

Thursday, 6 October 2016


A digital collage; deliberately sunny to remind me of the lovely summer we had.

Credits: frame by K Lewis; all other elements from 'Faith is' by Rosey Posey & Studio Wendy @ SBG

Monday, 3 October 2016

Whimsical People

Leslie Wood was guest artist at Wanderlust this week and I thoroughly enjoyed her lesson.

Here are my creations:

Saturday, 1 October 2016


A simple journal page with paints and inks.