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 we…

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…

Wonderful Wisley

We visited the butterfly’s at Wisley today.  Wonderful to be warm, beautiful flowers, butterfly, colours and structures! ©Sophie Douglas

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 

This morning

This morning met and followed the lovely Elise at Florescence.  How it happened: Just over two years ago she made the mothers of the bride and groom flowers for my wedding. She did an amazing job and we kept in contact. I little while ago I asked her if I could follow her around and…

Unsuccessful experiments 

Today I tried a quick play with still life photography, it wasn’t very successful, but it is just a starting point.     I learnt: Cats are not helpful,  I have a large amount of dried petals from flowers from my husband which I need to do something with, anyone got any ideas please let me…

Flowers

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Making new traditions: Lobster day year 1.

This day last your on our honeymoon my husband and I eat lobster, and had such a great day we decided that we would celebrate lobster day each year. So this is the first year and we had a wonderful day! The lobster instigated: Me walking through the fields to get lettuce and sauce my…

Saturday Addition: In awe of Bas Meeuws

I am in the process of reflecting on my own work, defining where I want to take it, and through this have been looking at my different practises (photography, painting, crafts, and teaching). This has led me to re consider still life as a theme. This is mainly due to the still life observational drawing…