This year more than ever we're all looking for gifts that support small businesses, don't cost the earth, remind us of brighter times and are easy to ship. True? Buying an Art Print could solve all your Christmas Shopping dilemmas. Here's 10 reasons why; Low Shipping Costs - Art Prints are super easy to post … Continue reading 10 reasons why an Art Print is the perfect Christmas gift this year.
I'm a Spring /Summer kind of person for sure. It's when I feel most active and definitely when I'm at my most creative. But it's just turning Autumn and this year I'm determined to keep up my daily (ish) art practice and stay motivated whatever the weather. Here are the five things I'm hoping will … Continue reading Five ways to help you stay motivated…whatever the weather!
Do you take a sketchbook on holiday with you? Do you come back with every page filled to bursting and loads of inspiration or does it stay in your suitcase and never see light of day? If it's the latter then these 5 easy travel sketchbook tips are for you! MAKE YOUR OWN! Follow my … Continue reading 5 Easy Travel Sketchbook Tips
Bright, bold and beautiful. This quick and easy tutorial can be completed without using any fancy art materials and is a great way of getting some creative time - either by yourself or with kids. You will need: A4 card Glue stick Scissors Collage scraps Paint pens (or felt tips) Step 1 - Choose your … Continue reading Create your own Rainbow wall art
As artists, designers and makers we all go through hard times where inspiration leaves us high and dry. But nobody expected a year quite like 2020! So how do you keep your creative business going through tough times? Here's some great advice from three amazing creatives and my own experiences; Rebecca creates stunning jewellery, t … Continue reading Creativity in tough times
I look forward to May every year. It's when nature comes alive and I love feeling the days lengthen and watching as the wildflowers burst through. Usually I make sure we seek out poppy fields and new wildflower spots to feed my addiction. But during the pandemic of 2020 we found ourselves home a lot … Continue reading Into the Light….creating a collection of work in unusual circumstances
Refreshing your Etsy shop is a great job to do when you've got a bit of down time. Here are 4 ways you can spring clean your Etsy shop to make it sparkle and hopefully optimize it to get more customers: TIP 1: SHOP BANNER This is generally the first thing that people see of … Continue reading 4 ways to refresh your Etsy shop
I get asked a lot of questions about the pens that I use in my work so here are 5 tips for gettiing started with paint pens. Which Brand? I use mainly posca pens and a few liquitex acrylic markers. I haven't tried many other brands because Posca are just so good. They come in … Continue reading Getting started with paint pens
Putting off taking or updating your product photos for your Etsy Shop? these tips on how to take great product photos could be just the motivation you need. Easy tricks and simple advice to help you show off your products to their absolute best.
It's easy to put obstacles in the way of being creative. I haven't got time, I haven't got the energy, I haven't got space are probably the most common. For me, having space to work was a major factor in stopping me getting anything done until I came up with a solution. I created a … Continue reading How to set up a portable art studio