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! The…

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,…

Losely house

Today I have lunch at Losely House in the Wisteria Tea rooms. followed by a wonder around the beautiful gardens. We did not booked onto a tour of the house this trip, but if you are going it is a great way to learn about the history of the house.  ©Sophie Douglas 2016 

The back off effect

Having actually got up early to take the dogs  to the seaside I got home to deal with a giant marrow I was given. With it I made:  ginger and narrow jam,  ginger, orange and current cakes froze the spare marrow for later The extra flour I tried out some rough pastry. Who knew it…

Autumn colours 

The weekend showed some of the natures spectacle which is Autumn.  If you get the chance to get out and about and there is some sunshine then go!       ©www.sophiemayer.com 2015 

Fungus day!

It is national fungus day! I didn’t even know we had one!            ©www.sophiemayer.com 2015

Work/life balance- life is winning….

Does anyone else struggle with their work life balance?  I am trying to catch up on work; photo editing, painting for an upcoming exhibition, and the ongoing sorting of years of projects that need filing, finishing or throwing away!  But I keep getting distracted with my garden, seeing friends, and walking the dogs! Life is…