Archives for May 2014

The first step to a more creative life

One of the questions I get asked the most is how I fit art and blogging and all of the other creative things I do into my daily life. At some point that usually leads on to a discussion on living a life we love and feel we were meant for. So many people want […]

7 easy tips for getting started with kids scrapbooks

The kids started their own scrapbooks last year after I saw the idea over at Pink Ronnie and was reminded of my own childhood scrapbooks. Both kids absolutely love it. I knew Aoife would,  but I thought Kirby was too young to get it. It turns out I was wrong! He LOVES it! Aoife loves having somewhere […]

Over to you: 2014 reader survey

I have been thinking a lot lately about what I’d like to do with this blog. The kids are getting older, Aoife is about to go into juniors and Kirby preschool, and I’d like to bring the focus of the blog back to family friendly arts, crafts and creative pursuits. Their stories are no longer […]

The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets (review)

I love drawing and I am, for the most part, self-taught. Early this year I decided to improve my drawing skills and started practising different facial features each month. I also decided to do a full portrait each month for comparison. I did really well for a few months, then got totally side-tracked by life. […]

Artful memory-keepers: an interview with Kate Crane

I’m so happy to bring you another interview today. Today you’ll meet Kate Crane, who has taken the art journaling world by storm with her fun, bright and heavily layered pages. Kate regularly teaches at Art from the Heart in Harrogate, and has her own set of art journaling DVDs out (you can see my review of […]

Monthly highlights art journal page (step by step)

Hi lovelies, I’ve decided to put the link party on hold for a while due to lack of interest, but I have made a step by step tutorial for you of my art journal page instead. I decided to mix things up with my journal page too, while still keeping it simple. April was a month of […]