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Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Climbing Roses
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This little piece of beauty opened up just outside my door, right in time for my birthday last week. A lovely little present from nature! My favourite present was from my lovely boyfriend, who worked really hard to create it, … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Bluebells
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… or more precisely, blue, pink and white bells from my garden. As always this week’s swatch is available for you to download and use in your Adobe artwork over at Adobe Color CC. Have fun!

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Art Nouveau Cats
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These Art Nouveau Cat illustrations have been a long time in the works! Originally I was going to create them as reduction lino prints, but in the end I decided to go for illustrations instead. Ash is a 13 year … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Forget Me Not
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We had a trip out to Stanhope yesterday to visit the exhibition put on by the Northumbria Basketry Group for their 10th anniversary celebrations. It was a wonderful exhibition, full of lots of information and stunning artistry. They have some … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – old typewriters
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For the past three weekends I’ve had a wonderful time at Tanfield Railway, helping visitors to print up their own locomotive lino prints (see this blog post for pictures of the lino prints and how I made them). If you … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Flower of Life
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This year I took part in the Twitter Art Exhibit, an annual, travelling art exhibition, that sells donated artwork by artists all around the world in aid of a local charity. This year, the exhibition is in Stratford-upon-Avon, and the … Read More

New workshop! Wear Your Words – creative writing and bead making
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I’m really pleased to announce a new workshop with I’m delivering along with the lovely Rachel Cochrane. It’s taking place on 13th May 2017 in the beautiful Garden Cottage at Gibside National Trust. It will be a relaxed an informal … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration – Sakura
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There is such a brief moment to enjoy the cherry blossom just outside my front door! It came out whilst the sun shone over the weekend, but now it is cold and grey and windy, and sure to disappear any … Read More

New lino prints for you to print up at Tanfield Railway
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I’m really pleased to announce that Tanfield Railway have asked me to deliver some lino printing activities over several weekends both this month and in May. I have created two lino prints of locomotives that are based at Tanfield Railway, … Read More