Archives for February 2014

Easy Lent crafts for kids: paper chain

Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday- the beginning of Lent. I can’t quite believe it. It seems like it was just Christmas! And Easter is late this year, so go figure! My two are really excited about Lent this year. Aoife is starting to get Lent now, and has been preparing for it for weeks. I […]

A peek into my sketchbook: drawing noses

  A peek into my sketchbook: drawing noses Some weeks the kindest thing you can do for yourself and your family is the slow right down and just do the bare essentials. That was last week for me. With both kids home because of half term, sore throats galore, and my dad’s anniversary playing major […]

A personalised art print for you.

Happy Valentine’s Day! I often speak of how Artfully Carin is my online dream home. I’m happy to say it’s a house built on love and devotion. Sure, it needs a bit of work to get it “just right”, but I don’t mind. I’m happy to put in the work because I love this place […]

Monthly highlights: January {link up}

Hi lovely, I’m starting a monthly highlights art journal link party today, giving us a chance to reflect on and celebrate the goodness in our lives, so please stick around to the end of the post for more details on how to link up. If you’re new to art journalling, there’s also a tutorial on how […]

how to make an art journal page using things you already own

If you’ve never made an art journal page before, it probably seems pretty daunting. You may even think you need lots of fancy art materials. Believe me, you don’t! I made this months highlights page using things I already own, office supplies that that I found lying around the house- a notepad, highlighters, glue stick […]

Time to get real!

Drawing was my first love. When I rediscovered art a few years ago I fell into grungy mixed media. It was the perfect way for me, a recovering perfectionist, to get back into art. Because grungy, by its very nature, is messy. There is no right or wrong. Back then, drawing would have quickly sucked […]