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February 21, 2017

Artist Spotlight: Mahe Zehra Husain & a Give-Away!

Hi lovely readers! Gracie here from Willowing – hello! :) For our Artist Spotlight (a new feature we are running on the blog!) this month we are featuring Mahe Zehra Husain with a bit of an interview and she’s also giving away a copy of the BRAND NEW book ‘Around the World with 80 Artists’ which is Read More

February 07, 2017

Tea and Cake with Gracie featuring Melissa Dinwiddie

Hi Guys! Welcome to a series we run on the blog called: Tea & Cake with Gracie :) My awesome friend and colleague Gracie Howle interviews inspiring artists and posts the interviews (including some free offers not published elsewhere before) here on the blog every 2 months or so. I love to create art and Read More

August 23, 2016

50% off Flash Sale Today! Weeee! :)

  Hello beautiful creative family :)  ♥♥♥ You are loved ♥♥♥ Time for a 50% off Summer Sale on all Self Study Courses!      *Been on the fence to buy one of my classes? Now might be the time to take the plunge to try one and and see how fabulous they are! :) So cheap, bargains really! *Been Read More

December 10, 2015

Winners of Free Art Print – Yay!

Oh gosh you guys. Your responses to my ‘I struggle too’ post the other week had me so so deeply moved. And, I was planning on only giving away 1 print, but was so touched by some of your beautiful responses, that instead, I decided to give away 6 prints. To be honest: if I Read More

November 22, 2013

Winners, winners and more winners. :)

It feels like Christmas around here! And I’m Santa! Playing Santa is mighty fun! I have give away winner announcements and also: scholarship awardS (yes, you see an S there because though our anonymous donor had initially planned to hand out only one, we got so many moving applications that she promptly added 2 more Read More

October 26, 2013

My stencils are out and a list of happies!

Hey-ho my creative friends! Life has been a bit challenging in the last couple of weeks. Lots has been going on ‘behind the scenes’ leaving me quite stressed and shakey, and the fantasy of a 3 month holiday in the Bahamas where I lie on a sunbed on a sandy beach being waited on by Read More

December 12, 2012

The Willowing Arts Calendars are here! :) Wahoo!

Ola snuggabugs! I hope you guys are all less snot-infested than I am. I’m so sick, eugh, it’s getting annoying. Little kids just keep bringing in the bugs, it’s tiring, but I know that this too shall pass. On with the happy news! I’m back with not 1 but 2 Willowing Arts [printable] Calendars for Read More

May 17, 2012

Bonkers, it’s all bonkers

Life is bonkers. I’m going bonkers. Dylan is going bonkers. Elliot is on his way to being bonkers. The only semi-sane person in the mix is Andy, although, one could argue he’s going bonkers too because he’s suddenly buying a shitload of plants for the patio and he can’t seem to stop. Dylan is going Read More

May 12, 2012

Why I tandem feed/ still breasteed Dylan

So there is this debate going on about extended breastfeeding and attachment parenting and I thought, seeing that I still breastfeed Dylan (though not very frequently), I’d share how it is for us. Before I had children, I had a clear and strong idea of what kind of perfect parent I was going to be. Read More

April 13, 2012

Conversations with Andy

Me: So, little miss muffet sat on a tuffet eating her “curtain way”? What’s a curtain way? {note; English is not my first language, a fact which Andy enjoys abusing when it amuses him} Andy: it’s a cookie. Me: Really? Never heard of a cookie like that before. Are you taking the piss? Andy: {grins} Read More

April 11, 2012

One example of why my job is awesome.

This is one example of why my job is so awesome. I received an email from Danielle that brought tears to my (and Andy’s) eyes. (Andy wants me to let you know though that he’s usually very tough! ;)) Thank you Danielle and Paul for sharing this with me. Paul, are you awesomesauce or what?! Read More