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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!) I am seeing a renewed interest in how “we” are effecting the environment around us (my BA final project was on this), story telling (which my MA thesis considered), and lots of exploring materials.

Now to start making some goals.

©️Sophie Douglas 2018


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 enjoy it as much as our past students (and we) do! www.theartsschool.co.uk

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! 

The Arts School will start running day courses in Drawing and Mark making and Reflective Practise. Come and spend the day on a beautiful farm in East Sussex. 60 acres of woods, fields and lakes. A delicious lunch is included, provided by Sam. So excited! A few spaces left for our intro day on July 8th and confirmed dates to follow! 

Visit our website or follow and like our Facebook and Instagram 


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! 

Thank you! Sophie 

Editing images for the other blog.

Last year I tried to take a Photograph a day for a year. 

I had been following some 365 day projects and tried to give it a go. It didn’t work…. I forgot, I was to busy, I got distracted etc. The best intentions of doing a fun project turned to stress of not completing something. 

To resolve this I decided to keep going, posting when I can. And keep it is a piece of work in itself, a type of diary of places and things.

Today I had some time to edit a few images that will be coming up this week. Hope you choose to follow and enjoy!


How to get your product “out there”?

Facebook, WordPress, eblogger, tweeterWhich one works for you?

In a world of virtual marketing it’s hard to know what way to go.

I have a Facebook page, linked to tweeter, and I have several blogs, mainly using this one, but also a blog as an artwork. Theses take time to keep up, and to gain and maintain followers, here are my questions:

How do you do it? And am I doing the best for my practise? 


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