Colour my grey day

Right now I’m really enjoying photography, and particularly sharing it on Instagram, where there are some wonderful communities you can join in with by tagging your pictures. I thought I’d share a few of my favourites here. #colourmygreyday is for those days when you need a pop of colour. This evening’s picture, taken during this […]

Blue Monday?

I’ve struggled to get going today, even though I started with a quick painting and was actually quite pleased with it. I used Sktchy app for inspiration as Zoe described here (one of the pictures in her post might look familiar). I used to draw every day but I’ve fallen out of the habit over […]

Sketching.

I’ve a little moleskine book I’ve been drawing in for some time now. It’s easy to look back and see how much I’ve improved.  Noses are still difficult, but I’m getting proportions of faces better I think. There’s starting to be expression in the eyes – or am I looking at it too hard?  If […]

Getting Christmas crafty – no 1 peg doll fairies.

So, last night I had plans – how did it all pan out? Well, we did some of it 🙂 I started the day with my physio mandated exercises. Then I did a bit of crying when my shoulder went into spasm 🙁 I’d been gentle, honest, but obviously not gentle enough. Pulled myself together […]

What Autism is

To me. (I can’t define it for anyone else. And if you don’t experience it, you do NOT get to define it for us or to draw us as suffering monsters. If you could refrain from that, that would be nice?) Back to me.  Actually I think you *can* see it in my face. It’s […]

Learning to draw: my journey so far.

As I mentioned a while ago, (dear 15 year old me) I have spent most of my life convinced I couldn’t draw. When I took up photography a while back, I started seeing things differently. And then I started drawing. To begin with, I wasn’t quite sure what to do, or what I was interested […]

10 ways to celebrate 10 years of Augustus and his smile.

Augustus and his smile by Catherine Rayner is a very lovely book. It’s about being sad, and finding ways of not being sad. Including dancing in the rain, and going on a very long walk through nature. It *always* makes me smile, and quite often inspires me to go out for one of those walks […]

How does your garden grow?

Colourfully. I planted irises last year to grow myself a new header. They bloomed partly when we were away, so I didn’t get the pictures I wanted. This year the single blue one has flowered in the rain. It’s beautiful. But not quite what I want looking for in a header. Hm. I could use […]

Perspectives

It’s all about your point of view. The same flower, the same morning, the same camera. Just from two different points of view.      To me one looks warm and one cold. One could be morning and one evening. Or one summer and one winter. No, both today,  taken just a minute or so apart, […]

Opening a creative circle

I have written stories for as long as I can remember. I’ve never joined a writer’s group. I’ve started drawing and painting and general art. But I’m not sure about the local art club. And there’s knitting and sewing and crochet and spinning, costume to make and felt to, well, felt. Creativity is something that […]

107 queries in 1.195 seconds.