Digital Art, You Say?

Over the past week, I have been having so much fun using Artflow Studio.  I was inspired by my sisters sketching on pro-create. After discovering it was an iPhone exclusive I tried a few recommended apps. The first one I could figure out was Artflow. It took me about a day to get used to.Continue reading “Digital Art, You Say?”

My Trip To The Handmade Fair

I have been ill for what seems like forever, with a mixture of asthma, an irritating head cold and perhaps the beginnings of a chest infection I’ve been feeling rotten for over a month. With my box of tissues and copious cold and flu meds, I donned my latest make and headed bravely to The Handmade Fair. IContinue reading “My Trip To The Handmade Fair”

Asthma, Bunnies and Pie Charts

This week I’ve been struggling somewhat with the precarious balancing act of recovery. I am slowly becoming an active and autonomous person in this world. That fact is absolutely terrifying. I am attempting to be part of the world but not letting it overwhelm me. I now exercise…yes it’s true. I have been to twoContinue reading “Asthma, Bunnies and Pie Charts”

Reading List for a Healthy Mind

  Reading was one of the first things I loved to fall by the wayside. Slowly but surely my love of reading is returning.  Though my brain has yet to wrap around books of any length I am very much enjoying Audio-books and graphic novels. Recently I’ve discovered a wealth of amazing autobiographical graphic novels,Continue reading “Reading List for a Healthy Mind”

I made a fancy sketch book cover

Yesterday I went to a wonderful craft day with Neil Burly at perfectly 4med. This was a Christmas present from my mum. Only recently have I felt well enough to leave the house for a day. The main obstacle was eating in an unfamiliar environment. Happily I coped just fine with my packed lunch, sitting outsideContinue reading “I made a fancy sketch book cover”

Today I made notebooks

I began a frenzy of notebook binding a couple of days ago. Today I have a little collection of handmade Japanese stab bound books. I got the inspiration from a back issue of my favourite magazines Oh Comely: Alice Morby wrote a piece on Japanese stab binding, turtle pattern. It rekindled my love of makingContinue reading “Today I made notebooks”

Today I made a Tea Cosy

At my father-in-laws behest I started making a Volkswagen tea cosy. I’ve made a tea cosy from a pattern in Everything Alice by Hannah Read-Baldrey, Christine Leech:   I think I may have gotten a little over confident because I made a pattern without looking at the measurements and ended up making it a touch too small.Continue reading “Today I made a Tea Cosy”

Today I made ink patterns

Colouring is probably the most relaxing forms of art around. You choose the colours, deep and dark or pretty pastels. Here’s a few bits I’ve done from Enchanted Forest. After doing a bit of ink drawing from everyone can draw I decided to ink the next pages of enchanted forest. I started with indian inkContinue reading “Today I made ink patterns”

Today I made an attempt at drawing

I’ve always been keen on drawing but my perfectionism has gotten in the way. If there’s a drawing I’m not happy with I’ll often just tear out the page rip it up. This is not conducive to learning. Recently I’ve decided to make another attempt. It took me a surprising amount of time to findContinue reading “Today I made an attempt at drawing”