This week my street celebrated a Creative Day, with our locked-down neighbours sharing artwork and music on a street WhatsApp group! … More Our street’s Creative Day via smartphones
Ways artists can stay inspired in confined spaces, looking at limited surroundings with fresh eyes. … More Ways to keep doing art in lockdown
Over the next few months my son and I will be spending a lot of time at home alone together, while my partner does frontline ambulance work. There’s so much about that sentence that makes me take a deep breath. SO, I’ve been drafting a list of creative activities for me and my seven-year-old. Here are … More Creative ideas for the long stay at home
Creativity must lie fallow in order to rejuvenate. Welcome the block, try creative ‘crop rotation’, plus other ideas that can help! … More Overcoming creative blocks
Each day is a tapestry of colours, and inspiration for art. … More Mindfulness and colours
When a friend turned 50 recently I decided to draw her present – fifty trees, one for each year, as we live near inner-city woods. I remembered how fun it is to personalise a gift. And there are so many factors you can include in the artwork: What colours do friends like? Where do they … More Drawing pictures for gifts
Collaging with maps is like cloud-spotting. If you look long enough at contours and boundaries then shapes appear. When you put these shapes together a story takes form! I dug out some maps at the local charity shop and cut out London’s beloved Hampstead Heath. After a few seconds of staring at it I saw … More Put art on the map!