I have discovered Zentangle. The Zen art of doodling. When I see a blank piece of paper, I am compelled to pick up a pen. The beauty of Zentangle is the white space is only 8.9 x 8.9 cm (79.21cm²) or in my case a generous 10 x 10cm, I homemade some tiles. Admittedly, as an artist, doodling is one of my talents, however I still found the process of the Zentangle satisfying. In it’s essence, it’s not anything new, but it does enable everyone to experience the joy of doodling. Part of my work involves facilitating activities, a favourite activity […]
The Birth of Bump to Baby Over 12 months of preparation it’s finally here! Bump to Baby: A creative hand painted pregnancy countdown. A fun, beautiful way to follow baby’s growth. A unique gift. Part art, part journal. It started with a conversation, when my friend was 14 weeks pregnant. She told me her baby was the size of a lemon. I found this fascinating, from that point on I knew I wanted to create something special. So I set to work finding more about this fruit and vegetable comparison phenomenon. Baby lemon, he is now 8 months, these cards […]
I love colours! COPIC is a brand of marker from Japan (of course) with oodles of colours, from brights to pastels. I may have bitten off more than I can chew when I ordered my 72 COPIC Ciao Marker set on the weekend via ebay… they will be coming in from the UK, saving me about $100! I will be like a child on Christmas day when the package arrives. In the mean time, to inspire me and to justify my markerific purchase, I looked for examples of artists using COPIC markers – here are a handful [ anatoliba | IsisMasshiro – […]
Drawing, it’s one of those hobbies I always say I will spend time on, and then when the time comes I find myself lacking the inspiration to know what to paint. So I decided to follow the Munchs Cronch weekly drawing challenge. Hopefully this is the start of a creative 2012 with plenty of illustrations and random ideas.