Inktober 2017 – my approach, tips and materials

So for those of you who may be new to Inktober, it is a daily drawing challenge which was set up in 2009 by Jake Parker. It started out as a personal project of his, in which his aim was to improve his inking skills - but it has quickly spread to be a worldwide… Continue reading Inktober 2017 – my approach, tips and materials

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Scaling back your art practice for long term travel – the early days

I'm still in the early days of this, but I had to do some serious thinking about what materials to bring with me to Canada. As a printmaker who had been dealt the ridiculously lucky hand of having an artist residency at Central St Martins, I had finally emerged and blossomed from my kitchen table… Continue reading Scaling back your art practice for long term travel – the early days

A mouth full of ulcers

So this morning I resolved to write a little about my work experience so far in Canada. Then some interesting things happened at work, which led to my having to make good on that idea of 'do at least one thing a day that makes you uncomfortable'. Anyway, more on that later.... So back in… Continue reading A mouth full of ulcers

And all of a sudden June is upon us

So as you may well know, we're leaving the UK on June 25th with a one way ticket to Canada, where we will be giving a new life a go on the IEC visa for the next 2 years. Months have melted into weeks and then soared into days, with that odd combination of time… Continue reading And all of a sudden June is upon us

Arts Facilitator training at London’s October Gallery

So on the 9th May I went along to one of the free CPD sessions run by the October Gallery. The session lasted just over 90mins, but was probably the most informative and productive 90mins I have ever had during a training session! Expertly delivered by Becky and Georgia, the gallery's education co-ordinators, the session took us… Continue reading Arts Facilitator training at London’s October Gallery

Getting back into it

So since the move things have felt a little stagnant. Upheaval can really make it feel like you've hit the pause button within your personal life, while everything else races on around you. I don't know where the last 2 weeks have gone! All I know is that my etsy is feeling a bit stale (although… Continue reading Getting back into it