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

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

New year, new project 

Happy New Year one and all; and I hope this is the start of a fantastic, happy and healthy year! To start the new year I have started a new 365 day project, if you wish to follow please do!  sophies365project Thank you! Sophie  https://sophies365project.wordpress.com/

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 itContinue reading “The back off effect”

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 isContinue reading “Work/life balance- life is winning….”