It’s been an arty kinda month

It’s been a while since I wrote a post. Seems to be something I say a lot lately. Life’s been busy with my deep dive into developing my life drawing and anatomy skills, learning oil portrait painting, more progress on my portrait practice challenge, and developing my digital art skills too. In between all ofContinue reading “It’s been an arty kinda month”

The Start of Creativity 2020

The start of 2020 has been full on for me. I’ve had the challenging experience of making a difficult decision (with my brother) to admit our mother to permanent aged care. It was a very difficult and emotional time but mum seems to be doing well and I can only hope that she enjoys herContinue reading “The Start of Creativity 2020”

Arty fun has been had

In recent weeks, I have been diving deeper into my art practice. My writing brain is having a holiday from the pressure of editing my novel. I’ve felt a bit burnt out with my writing lately and needed to give myself permission to do something fun where I have no pressure to be at publicationContinue reading “Arty fun has been had”

Portraiture – Wrinkles

I have been learning how to create wrinkles using cross hatching techniques. It’s through a Sktchy course called, Faces with France: Wrinkles. I am absolutely loving this class. Here’s what I’ve done so far… This one was done with a Bic pen on cream acid free paper. I loved seeing it come together and tookContinue reading “Portraiture – Wrinkles”

Ramping up my Art Practice

In the last month I’ve ramped up my daily art practice. Sketching and using water colour paints in my sketch books most of the time. I’ve also been to another life drawing class, attended my first water colour painting class and today, I have just finished a Sktchy course on cross hatching. So if you’reContinue reading “Ramping up my Art Practice”

Intricate Line Drawing Class

It’s been a big artistic week for me. I’ve spent hours creating a new Skillshare course called, ‘Create Intricate Line Drawings’, and I’m super excited that I’ve managed to pull this off. I’ve had to learn how to create effective time lapse videos, create video content that flows and makes sense, draw and draw andContinue reading “Intricate Line Drawing Class”

Exploring Short Fiction

Short story writing is a true art as far as I am concerned. It’s economical, punchy and a great way to polish up fiction writing skills. But … I haven’t been writing short fiction much. From time to time I have taken dreams (and nightmares) I’ve had and written them into short stories, but theyContinue reading “Exploring Short Fiction”

Travel Writing with Brisbane Writers Workshop

Last Sunday (17th March 2019), I attended The Art of Travel Writing with Brisbane Writers Workshop, run by the always amazing author, editor and director, Lauren Daniels. It was my first travel writing workshop as I usually focus on fiction writing, but this time I wanted to branch out and learn how to put some ofContinue reading “Travel Writing with Brisbane Writers Workshop”

Through Fear and into Creativity

Since returning from the UK, I have been taking a little break from writing new stories and have been working on polishing up my manuscript, The Living Death of Toddy James. I received some good feedback from the Ink & Insights 2018 Critique my Novel contest and decided it was time to submit my manuscriptContinue reading “Through Fear and into Creativity”

UK here I come

Tomorrow I fly out of Australia and will be on my way to the UK for a month. I am super excited to be starting my holiday. So it’s packing time and Miss Poppy decided it was time to check out the interior of my suitcase. Rocket tolerated some photos with me which I tookContinue reading “UK here I come”