Tag: art journal

November 19, 2021

Book of Days & Make a Journal ep.8

How are you over there? Are you settling into the end of the 2021 year? To be honest with you: it’s all been a bit of a blur to me, still so much is going on with the pandemic and general turmoil; I’ve been pretty down/ blue with it all. At times I just want Read More

October 29, 2021

Poetry & Art

I just had a coaching session with the amazing Sarah Peyton (she does trauma work) in which we discussed how sometimes we find vices that provide a sense of comfort that usually mothering provides. It was a fascinating session and reminded me how important it is to develop a practice of gentle self care that includes respectful self-connection and Read More

October 26, 2021

Self Empathy Portrait

How have you been doing since the Life Book Taster Sessions finished? Going through art withdrawal symptoms? I totally understand! When I don’t art for a while, I really feel it! Art withdrawal symptoms tend to manifest as feeling grumpy, ungrounded and stuck! Luckily there are always solutions to art withdrawal! Firstly; come join us on Life Read More

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

April 17, 2019

Free Spirit – Painterly Play

Those of you who’ve been on my classes will have heard me talk about the arguments that happen between two parts of me: one part is ‘the illustrator’, the other is ‘the painter’. The illustrator in me loves clean lines, tight artwork, meticulous attention to detail. On the other hand: The painter in me loves Read More

January 18, 2019

Yay new art supplies! :D

I’m so lucky to have Jane Davenport as a close friend. Guess what? She sent me a huge box of her latest line of art supplies and got to play with them all! :D Check out the video below in which I do an unboxing of what she sent me and create a new art Read More

September 20, 2018

Made of Mermaids – Jane Davenport Unboxing

Hey Good Friends! Many of you know that the magical Jane Davenport and I have been close art friends for many years now! I’m so very proud of everything Jane has achieved, it’s been a joy to see her come out with her amazing books and art supply line! I’m so blessed that she sent Read More

March 20, 2017

Instagram Round Up: Flower Girls

Instagram round up of Flower Girls! :) (Follow me in on Instagram HERE).  These flower girls keep turning up in my journal, I’m thinking of making them into a class, what do you think? There will be a heavy focus on working with Tombows and inks. :) 

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

October 19, 2015

Free Life Book Taster! Yay! :-)

Hey there fabulous creative friends! :) This is a free Life Book taster session from Life Book 2015, hope you enjoy it!! And if you do enjoy it! Be sure to join us for the most current Life  Book year!! You can find out more about the current Life Book year by checking it out Read More