Fiction Coaching – What I’m learning

I’m about 30% the way through my fiction coaching course now and have taken on some lovely practice coaching clients. This has forced me to step out of my comfort zone and to stretch myself. It has been such a good experience for me and I am now able to use all the writing skillsContinue reading “Fiction Coaching – What I’m learning”

Creative Changes and Coaching

I’ve been writing this blog since 2013 (if my memory serves me), and it’s always been about sharing my love of creativity, my art, writing and inspiring others to be creative in some way, however, in January 2021, two things happened in my life that will impact the way I do things here. First, IContinue reading “Creative Changes and Coaching”

Animal Portraits

I’ve been very quiet for a while and that’s because I have been developing my animal/pet portraiture skills in procreate, watercolour, ink pen and prismacolor pencils. I’ve also finished working for a while and this has afforded me some creative time to explore my art, creative writing and to develop a business in coaching creativeContinue reading “Animal Portraits”

Sketching and Portrait Practice

My drawing practice has been taking twists and turns. I’m still working through my 100 portraits and practicing the human face using various techniques (as you can see from my digital and pen portraits below), but I’ve also been fascinated by lions lately and above you can see three of the studies I’ve been workingContinue reading “Sketching and Portrait Practice”

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”

Sunflowers and the Arty Lifestyle

I couldn’t walk past a trio of sunflowers while out shopping for essential groceries. The bright yellow drew my eye and I whisked the sunflowers from the bucket and into my basket without a second of hesitation. I new the moment I saw their pretty faces that I wanted to draw them and paint themContinue reading “Sunflowers and the Arty Lifestyle”

Art inspiration during tough times

I’m working from home and am almost through my eighth week of recovering from a bulging disc in my lower back. Brisbane is in a kind of partial stay-at-home level of lock down, so it’s important for me to have hobbies to focus on. As I have felt better I have been able to doContinue reading “Art inspiration during tough times”

Still Standing

My lumber spine is recovery slowly and I am standing more than ever! I feel like singing, “I’m still standing, yeah yeah yeah!” – lyrics from some song by Elton John. I never said I was a big music person, but I do love art and writing. And I love creative living. I’m standing atContinue reading “Still Standing”

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”

Celebrating Art in 2019

I have been delving into a daily art practice since May this year and I want to share with you the joy that this form of creative expression brings me. To do this, I have put together a six minute video showing a lot of the portraits I have done and some of the creativeContinue reading “Celebrating Art in 2019”