All the Little Things

Creativity

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Hello Everyone, How are things? It is a hard slog lockdown three isn't it? I was thinking about what has helped me stay a bit robust during this time and it is definitely these three things: 1) self care; yoga, being mindful of getting early nights and eating well 2) nature; as many walks as possible 3) creativity. I was asked to do a talk about creativity by the incredible Hannah Anstee, for a women's circle and I thought I would share some thoughts and tips on here. Before we even start to create there are barriers; my biggest one...

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Home is Where the Art is

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In Autumn, 2019 I began a journey way out of my comfort zone; filming to appear on the BBC1 programme; 'Home is Where the Art is" . The main premise of the programme is that three artists compete for a commission, but it also gives a window into the world of buying art. Why do certain pieces speak to us? What clues to our personality do our homes give away? We began this process by looking at the potential buyers house, this was called the "snoop" as the buyers weren't there and we had to glean what information we could....

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Winter walks and sketches

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Like most people in my home town of Hebden Bridge I have been enjoying the snow. The valley looks so beautiful under white blankets and an array of blues. On wintery walks I have been taking lots of photographs and just started getting into a routine of choosing one everyday to draw; blocking in the shadows with watercolour to be sketched on later. It has felt a lovely process and the drawings have been quite free and feel less overworked.. Can you tell I fell in love with the Texel sheep? A lot of these drawings are from a lovely...

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Recent Commission's

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I have been really lucky during lockdown to have a couple of commissions to paint. It meant when the world seemed a bit bonkers I could find sanctuary in my painting. The first which I was finishing really at the beginning of lockdown was the client's house and view across the fields. They wanted a big sky, which suited me perfectly! I really enjoyed layering the colours for the atmospheric sky and introducing brighter colours.   The second was an anniversary present and of the bluebells in the woods. We are extremely lucky in Hebden Bridge to get carpets of blue...

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Talkie Playlist

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It made sense when we walked, giclée print. I haven't shared a playlist in such a long time. This one is possibly a bit weird, my theme was songs with talking in them (not all of them comply!) The link is below. May Playlist Small Car Marvin Pontiac Wintercomesummer Jack Deeper Arab Strap Strangers Care When You Burn Adam Stafford In Remote Part/Scottish Fiction Idlewild You + Me Public Service Broadcasting End Credits Laptop Looking for the Rain UNKLE, Mark Lanegan, ESKA A Century of Elvis Belle and Sebastian Marbles Tindersticks Here’s a playlist for you… Talkie by julia_ogdenhttps://open.spotify.com/playlist/6w2UvVyUrfl0O9NIWmrdlq?si=JGqGnMZATuGgJZmnHai5Mg  ...

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