26 January 2012

Creative Sketchbooks review

Mandi left a comment asking if I've liked Design Matters Creative Sketchbooks course.  I can honestly say YES! I've never really been sure what to put in my sketchbooks for my degree course.  I've found that this course has helped me get out of  my comfort zone and be less precious about my sketchbook.

I won a set of Derwent Inktense pencils earlier this week so I used them to add colour to one of the black and white drawing from Module 1.

I'll probably do more work on this next page when I get to module 3 and learn more techniques.

13 January 2012


.... check out this new online showcase for OCA students.  I'm so chuffed to be included in the Textiles section.  It's the first time I've been referred to as an Artist.

08 January 2012

Module 1....

...I've finished Module 1 of Linda and Laura's Creative Sketchbooks course.   Anyone interested in doing this course enrollments will open again on Monday 23rd January 2012.

Here's a couple more pages from my sketchbook as a taster.

Now on to Module 2 and COLOUR

01 January 2012


I started a couple of Joggles classes before I went into hospital but didn't get very far with them. Before Christmas I made a start on the Marrotte class.  I finished them at 10pm the day before I went to my brothers in York as they where a Christmas present for Ste and family.

I'm so please with how they turned out ................ let me introduce you to

Jack Frost

Madame Nadine

Sweet William

and finally Freddie

I wasn't sure if they would like them but they loved them.

Happy New Year...

I spent an enjoyable few days with my brother and his family in York after Christmas.  We went to a Panto at York Theatre Royal.  I've never been to a panto before but as an introduction this was brilliant, I haven't laughed so much in ages and it was a good thing it wasn't just after my op or I'd have bust some stitches. 

The past few years have been my  'Annus Horribilis' so I'm hoping that now I've got my health problems sorted that 2012 will be a lot better.

Wishing everyone a peaceful, healthy and creative 2012.