Making art – reworking past

Over the past few months I have had many conversations with people, listened to talks, sat in workshops (virtually) and I keep coming back to these things: 1) You need to be honest with yourself and your work to make successful work 2) You must embraced your weaknesses, acknowledge, accept, and understand them to beContinue reading “Making art – reworking past”

Drawing and Wellbeing – never to late!

This Christmas I fibbed to my mother… I told her I had a work event and needed her to babysit but in-fact I was taking her to a craft night. She didn’t want to go, she “doesn’t do art, can’t”. Within a few minutes of the first activity (stamping) she announced it was calming! TheContinue reading “Drawing and Wellbeing – never to late!”

New course for January

WHAT: 4 week Observational Drawing course. Each week we will explore a different still life subject using a range of materials. Materials will be provided for the day (drawing/painting paper, paints etc) but please bring basics (sketchbook, pencil/pen and any materials you own that want to explore). WHERE: Ribs & Co, 8a George Street,, Hailsham,Continue reading “New course for January”

The Arts School

Two years ago, whilst pregnant with my son and daydreaming about the future, I bought the domain name of The Arts School. One year ago I met Sam and we had the idea to combine our ideas at her lovely space and The Arts School was born! Its been a busy year and as weContinue reading “The Arts School”

Starting new projects- having reflective weeks

The inspiration word for The Arts School‘s 52 week challenge this week is SELF. I am using it to reflect on where I am with my own art practise and what I want to do this year. It’s great to spend some time stopping to look both in and out. So far (it’s day one!)Continue reading “Starting new projects- having reflective weeks”

2018 – The Arts School

Wow! It’s been a long time since I posted and the reasons good! The Arts School is up and running and I am loving teaching again! Now we start the new year with lots of courses and a new teacher working with us teaching watercolour (Jo Hudson). Come and take a class and hopefully enjoyContinue reading “2018 – The Arts School”

The Arts School

Getting ready to run a taster day at The Arts School tomorrow. General Art is one of my favourite courses as it is project based and gives you a chance to try different materials out and develop your own ideas and work.  If you are interested in this course or any others, please visit orContinue reading “The Arts School”

The Arts School

Met a lovely life model today for our figurative drawing class. Come and join us on one of our courses! http://www.theartsschool.com 

The Arts School – the start

So I have been quiet because I have been busy!  1) the boy who will be 7 months old next week, amazing!  I could spend all day watching him learn the world! The greatest time consumers! 2) The Little Art on the Green, more details next week And 3)  I have started an arts school! Continue reading “The Arts School – the start”

It’s been a while, and may be a while more 

Who knew babies could suck time away from you!  It’s been almost 5 months since he arrived and it’s wonderful but gone to fast!!  We are making progress on the home studio with the aim of getting some work done, even if it is at the pace of this charming snail I helped cross theContinue reading “It’s been a while, and may be a while more “