Welcome back to my blog! After my last blog of how to get yourself set up for the next part of the year I thought it would be a good time to look at what else can both get us in a good frame of mind yet is the bane of so many people’s lives. Yes ladies and gentlemen I’...

How's your year going? Seriously, sit down and let me know how 2019's treating you. As we enter the last third of the year before *audible gulp* 2020, I think it's time to take stock of how the years been and set the wrongs to right so we can go in strong to the last p...

I recently had the opportunity to visit the new Charles Rene Mackintosh exhibition in Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery. I actually visited as I thought I had a meeting but only released when on the train it wasn’t until next week. So you know, make the best of a miscalcu...

Since the dawn of celluloid people have wondered, are films art? As movies became more sophisticated over time this question was able to be answered with an emphatic yes. Films taught us about ourselves, about each other, about being human! This list considers a simila...

April 18, 2019

Last year I was specially selected for a unique jewellery making experience. It's a long story that ends with me talking nonsense to Vivienne Westwood and her husband and making something worth over £12,000, probably more than I've ever earned in a year! So let me take...

April 4, 2019

I recently went along to an Orla Kiely exhibition in Dove Cot Studios in Edinburgh. Formerly a Victorian Swimming baths the building is now a wonderful arts and crafts centre dedicated mostly to weaving with the pool itself now being were huge looms are set up and used...

March 20, 2019

Hello one and all to this wonderful instalment of my highly sporadic blogs! Its been a while but a friend recently suggested writing some words about this and never one to shut up here we are! See its been just over a year of being freelance and I wish I would of learn...

November 21, 2018

Hello! I'm assuming you already have a fairly decent understanding of why this page exists, but if you don't let me tell you! I decided I wanted to push myself into doing something design wise that was a little uncomfortable. I decided a good way to do this would be to...

Part 1- Shade (throwing it like mad)

So, in the previous art lessons, I've covered some basic exercises to improve your observation skills and some things to make your doodling a bit more useful. Now I'm going to cover a bit about shading. Ultimately, by the end of this...

Hello again! So glad to be back and very sorry to have no been here. To be honest dear reader life has been pretty awful these last few months. It seems 2018 for me is Britney Speare's 2007, though luckily I've resisted the temptation of the razor and still have a full...

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