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October 21, 2021

Finish a journal – Episode 7

NEW Episode: Finish A Journal! Yay!! Did you know that I have heaps and heaps of art journals? And did you know that pretty much NONE of them are fully finished/ filled up? Ha! It kinda breaks my heart when I go through my journals and it’s a mixed bag of ‘beautifully finished pages’ and ‘meh what is Read More

August 09, 2021

The Beast

The Beast. I spent 4 hours wrestling with this beast of a painting last night. It’s a beast because it’s large 20 x 20”, and it’s a beast because it was created on heavy, cradled (maple) wood board. It was also a beast because it fought me with a snarl, tooth and nail. You likely Read More

July 12, 2021

Art Supplies to Take on Vacation

I’ve just come back from a week away in Cornwall. Even though it was rainy and the bed wasn’t very comfortable it was just wonderful to get away with the kids and lovely husband for a week! We had a lot of fun and I managed to cram in quite a bit of creative time! Read More

June 08, 2021

Join me while I create another double spread in my art journal!

I’m excited as I’ve just uploaded another new episode of ‘Finish a Journal’ on my youtube channel! I made it to episode 6, which is quite a big feat for me as I don’t often manage to keep going on my own youtube series, ha ha. In this video, I fill up another double spread in my art Read More

January 14, 2021

5 Ways To Get Through Creative Block

  Argh guys, do you also sometimes just get totally stuck when it comes to painting and creating? I DO and it’s super frustrating and annoying! Luckily, I have a few ways to get out of my funk and I thought I’d share them with you today! :) Hope they help and if YOU have Read More

January 14, 2021

The Questions I Get Asked The Most

Hallo beautifuls! In this post I will answer the questions I get asked most by email in an attempt to help people send me less emails! (Hee hee and of course: to help you all with your creative business endeavours, may all your creative dreams, soar and become true with stars, strawberries and cream on Read More

April 23, 2020

Tam’s Life Lessons – updated!

Four years ago I turned 40 years old which I thought was a truly momentous occasion. I mean, to make it to 40 without even dying is a pretty spectacular feat in my books, ammirite my 40-something friends? Even though I felt nowhere near a successful adult (and still to this day find myself fumbling Read More

March 27, 2020

💜 Free resources for staying home.

Explore Our Free Resources Dear Creative Friend, Sending you a hug and love while we are collectively going through these very strange times. I hope you are managing to stay grounded and calm, perhaps with your art supplies and some music. I had an insight the other day after another 2 hours of crying and Read More

November 28, 2019

My Fav Art Supplies – Updated! :)

Hey there fabulous friends! :) Time for a more up to date blog post on my favourite art supplies! I’ve been pretty consistent over the years with which supplies I’ve favoured, but it has changed quite a bit in the last couple of years, so I thought I’d do a new bloggie on this for Read More

November 01, 2019

Embracing Yourself Fully

Quirky Birds first came to me about 6/7 years ago in 2013. I found myself doodling one day and ended up creating this odd/ strange/ asymmetrical little bird characters who seemed to be totally happy within themselves. They had a joy of life in them and a self love and self acceptance I envied for sure! Read More

October 14, 2019

20% off Life Book 2020! Now Open for Registration!

It’s time, it’s time, it’s tiiiiiime!!! I’ve been working my nose & ears off (15 hour work days for the past 3weeks!!) trying to get everything ready, beautiful and sparkly for, the grand opening and sale of, you guessed it; Life Book 2020 Yes yes, we (Team Unicorn) are now OPEN FOR BUSINESS! :D YAY! We Read More