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WORKSHOPS AT WINDYRIDGE STUDIO, ARDMORE.

WORKSHOPS AT WINDYRIDGE STUDIO, ARDMORE.

Three down one to go …. I don’t know about you but my summer is flying by. The studio has firmly become a haven – the difference it’s made to my work has surprised and delighted me.  It’s become part of the house but at the same time is very much an art studio, a...

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SETTING UP A NEW STUDIO

SETTING UP A NEW STUDIO

SETTING UP A STUDIO It’s done and dusted.  My new studio is finished and I’ve well and truly moved in.  I am so lucky, it’s the most inspiring, beautiful space that I’m making my own. A dream come true.   What about the view though?  Early morning view from the studio...

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FEEL THE FEAR BUT DO IT ANYWAY – DO YOU?

FEEL THE FEAR BUT DO IT ANYWAY – DO YOU?

PROCRASTINATION ‘A habitual or intentional delay of starting or finishing a task despite knowing it might have negative consequences.’        Hands up who is guilty of this.   I know I am. For instance, I must have clean surfaces, everything in its place and an...

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ARE YOU GETTING THE BEST FROM A WORKSHOP?

ARE YOU GETTING THE BEST FROM A WORKSHOP?

I can't count how many workshops I've attended over the years.  Some good, some bad and some life-changing.  Workshops play a huge part in my professional life and I would recommend everyone to invest in on-going training.   You wouldn't have much confidence in a...

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Why Having The Edge Means Having To Lose It Occasionally

Why Having The Edge Means Having To Lose It Occasionally

Winston and Churchill  Watercolour   LOSING IT! Edges, the often forgotten attribute to a good painting. Yes, we all remember value, hue and chroma but edges don’t seem to hold the same weight when we are planning our paintings.   Edges though can separate the...

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RALLY TO THE CRY OF ‘OPEN CALL’ AND DOES SIZE MATTER?

RALLY TO THE CRY OF ‘OPEN CALL’ AND DOES SIZE MATTER?

FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES MIXED MEDIA ON YUPO PAPER 72 x 60 cms (framed)   If you have been following my ramblings (aka blogs) you might remember that I had submitted my mixed media piece a few weeks ago for the Open Call for the Exhibition, PLAY.  I had promised...

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