Choosing wood wash as a background for your painting

As a decorative artist I rarely paint over a wooden surface with a solid colour. Allowing the woodgrain to remain visible can add so much character, interest and natural charm to a painting. And the good news is… there is no basecoating required! A wash of colour over natural timber takes very little effort. It […]

Let’s paint Easter Eggs

When Inspiration strikes! … It’s usually when it’s least expected. While I was browsing the frozen food aisle of our local supermarket, a disposable small paper Ice Cream container with a paper lid caught my eye. Now, it wasn’t the flavoursome contents that had me salivating, nor was I astounded by the OVERSIZED low calorie […]

Welcome 2017!

Happy New Year dear friends! Have you made your New Year resolutions yet? So, how is it going?  Is it all going to plan? Seriously now, I don’t make resolutions (or maybe I’m just afraid of the word), I’d rather refer to them as plans or goals. To me, making a resolution seems like I’m […]

Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Well, it’s that time of year again, Christmas is almost here and a new year is approaching. 2016 has led me on an incredible journey…my first year of blogging.  If I knew how much pleasure sharing my creative endeavours would bring, I would have joined in years ago. I have enjoyed your stories and special […]

Christmas Gift Tag/Decoration Project

There’s nothing more personal than something handmade.  Although I don’t always have time to make elaborate gifts, I can assure you something as simple as a handmade gift tag or Christmas decoration can be just as cherished by a loved one. Today I’m sharing a project with you. Gift Tag or Christmas Decoration?  I just […]

My New Addiction…

Buttons! No, not the ones you press which are found on gadgets and door bells …. I’m infatuated with the garment type. These small, generally round shaped fasteners were primarily made for holding two pieces of fabric together. They‘re usually ignored until ………. we discover one missing.  Next, the hunt begins for the culprit that […]

A Gift of Creativity

When it comes to gift giving, nothing compares to the sentiment when a loved one receives (and gives) a handmade gift. A handmade gift which is created by you can hold so much more meaning when received by a loved one. These gifts show that thought, time and devotion were put into creating them. Not […]