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Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Los Cubos de la Memoria
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Created by artist Agustín Ibarrola, these painted sea defences are to be found all around the harbour walls of the fishing port of Llanes, in Asturias, Spain. You can read more about them on the Llanes Tourism website, and they … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Walltown Crags
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Thanks to Google sending me a reminder email about all Google+ accounts being deleted this year, I went back into my account and found a whole load of photos from earlier in this decade. This one particularly caught my eye, … Read More

Get Creative: Peace colouring page
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Looking out at a sheet of snow covering everything this morning, I thought we could all do with a bit of colour! So this month’s free download is a colouring page of my Peace illustration, drawn in 2015 and which … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Celtic Cross at Durham Cathedral
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At the moment I’m right in the middle of quite an intricte Celtic mandala design. When I look at this beautiful Celtic Cross though, I wonder if simple and straightforward is the best way to go! Photo taken in the … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Fire Kaleidoscope
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A kaleidoscopic fire illustration for this week’s colour inspiration swatch! Created with a mix of Mirrograph 2, Kaleidoscope Lime Pro and Photoshop Express apps. Have a go at creating some kaleidoscopes with these apps – but be warned, it can … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Knitted Scarf
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Winter comes, and it’s time to get knitting by the fire again. I’ve been knitting a lot of presents lately, and here’s another one that’s on the needles, a simple scarf. This is a simple twisted rib stitch, using James … Read More

Get Creative: 2019 desktop calendar project – with free downloads!
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Make your own 2019 star shaped desk calendar – with three free downloads!

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: Fly Agaric Mandala
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Thank you for your support during 2018, it’s been a great year with the release of my book, and I’ve taught over 70 workshops this year for our local community art and craft groups, which I’ve loved.  Now that the … Read More

Tuesday Colour Inspiration: The Holly and the Ivy and the Razor Strop
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We had a lovely walk along part of the Derwent Walk Railway Path at the weekend and saw plenty of winter colour.  This birch with its additions of holly, ivy and razor strop fungus (birch polypore) was a lovely sight, … Read More