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…

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! …

Wonderful Wisley

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

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 

You can’t imagine

   You can’t imagine  You can’t describe The feeling of excitement, guilt, gratitude and pride  And being naughty , So rebellious! We are on a plane  We are actually going  France on holiday! And there is nothing wrong with him  A while more recovery from being so sick From all the machines  All the operations…

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…

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…

Accidental Abstract Inspiration

Accidental Abstract I.   Please check out this blog post for where this project started. I have been inspired to blend my love of abstract with photography by editing image composition to create an abstract image.    ©www.sophiemayer.com Please feel free to share, but give me a heads up and create where it is due!…