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!)…

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…

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 or…

Roll up! Roll up!

Our next course is Figurative Drawing on bank holiday Monday August 28th. The day runs from 10:30-12:30, break of an hour for delicious lunch (let us know dietary requirements at time of booking), then 1:30-3pm we create!  Course costs £90 and includes materials, and lunch, just bring yourself! Refer a friend and get 10% off….

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! …

Wednesday Addition: Little pieces of art 14.14

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Patterns: continued

Researching via google images to get the artistic juices going. Exploring patterns, geometric shapes, and colour. ©www.sophiemayer.com ©http://aphotographaday2014.wordpress.com/ ©http://littlestoriesbysophie.wordpress.com If you would like to use or share my images, please contact me directly, thanks for looking!

When it all goes wrong

It started out so well, a new culinary experiment! stuff a giant mushroom with spinach, bread and cheese, and the old favourite if chicken thigh cooked in a bacon, tomato sauce… It was going so well… And then I attempted my first experiment in a baked desert. It sounded so good, a raspberry and dark…