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!)…

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! …

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 it…

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 

Fungus day!

It is national fungus day! I didn’t even know we had one!            ©www.sophiemayer.com 2015

Amazing experience! Hosting Anthony Schrag

A little while ago I saw a friends Facebook spot about an artist doing a pilgrimage from Deveron Arts in Huntly, Scotland, to the Venice Biennelle, by artist Anthony Schrag. I offered to host the artist for the night when he made it down to Kent. Last night we had the priviledge of his company. What…

Wonderful woods and paths

The best part of getting dogs is having to take them for walks everyday and finding these wonderful woods and paths.  Edited on snapseed, and Unedited photographs, taken with an iPhone 5 on a morning walk through the woods near my home. © http://www.sophiemayer.com 2015 ©http://aphotographaday2014.wordpress.com/ If you would like to use or share…

Morning walk

This morning I ventured, with my new hounds, down a new path and today’s lesson is to do it!  Whether it’s crossing the road to try a new path, or something else, do that thing you’ve been meaning to do! If I hadn’t crossed the road and walked down a different path I wouldn’t have…