Creativity

Mixed media Vintage Style Christmas Card Tutorial

Today I am doing something a bit different and I am going to try my hand at doing a Christmas card tutorial of sorts to show you how you can make a card similar to the ones shown below. To make these cards you will need: Plain card in the colour of your choice (I… Continue reading Mixed media Vintage Style Christmas Card Tutorial

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Self

HSP INFJ Introvert

HSP INFJ INTROVERT Sometimes I cry at adverts. Or at lyrics from songs. Or at cat videos on the internet. I cry at news reports, books, T.V episodes or even strangers talking to each other on the street. Sometimes I wince at loud noises. Someone shouting can cause me physical pain, a slight buzzing noise… Continue reading HSP INFJ Introvert

Creativity, Cystic Fibrosis, Family, Photos, Self

What’s going on at RRandJ Designs? #art #createlongridge #extraordianrywomen

There has been a lot going on over here at RRandJ Designs, but just as a quick reminder don't forget my nieces and nephews, AKA the FAB FIVE have been getting ready for there awesome adventure climbing Snowden to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust - please support there efforts HERE! In other news,… Continue reading What’s going on at RRandJ Designs? #art #createlongridge #extraordianrywomen

Cystic Fibrosis, Family, Photos

The Fab Five Climb Snowden for #cftrustuk

I'd like to draw your attention to my amazing nieces and nephew's -AKA the Fab Five!- who, with the help of my family, are planning an awesome adventure in August 2018! Erin age 13, Sofia and Mark aged 10, Keyaan 9 and Maxwell 4, are climbing Snowden to raise money for the charity The Cystic… Continue reading The Fab Five Climb Snowden for #cftrustuk

Food, Self

Binge eating and emotional eating with Isabel Foxen Duke #HAES #Bodypositive

We live in a culture where dieting, restricting our food intake, obsessing over whether food is “healthy” or not, hating our bodies and judging others and ourselves based purely on how much fat we do or do not have on our bodies or what food we put in our mouths is the norm. This obsession… Continue reading Binge eating and emotional eating with Isabel Foxen Duke #HAES #Bodypositive

Creativity

Birds Birds Birds! #redbubble #rrandj

I have a new design on my Redbubble shop rrandj! This image started off as a watercolour painting on paper. Compromising a variety of birds flocked together in a tessellation of triangles this image is great to brighten up your home or person. Spot Blackbirds, flamingos and ducks nestling together without needing to go to a… Continue reading Birds Birds Birds! #redbubble #rrandj

Self

Mindfulness Cleaning activity #RRandJmindfulness ~mindfulness #healing #selfcare

Mindful Cleaning Activity Welcome back to the Mindfulness series at RR and J! If you are new to this series and know little about Mindfulness please feel free to start at my blog post “what is Mindfulness” HERE If you are interested in practising mindfulness but you don't fancy sitting and meditating there are many… Continue reading Mindfulness Cleaning activity #RRandJmindfulness ~mindfulness #healing #selfcare

Creativity, Photos

My First time painting an abstract landscape

As you may know by now I am entering Create Longridge this year, an art competition based in the Ribble Valley. In the run up to the competition I thought I'd try my hand at a few different styles of painting. Recently I have been admiring a lot of abstract art, this is not something… Continue reading My First time painting an abstract landscape

Creativity, Self

What is Mindfulness? #RRandJmindfulness #mindfulness #healing

What is Mindfulness? I, like a lot of people, have had to find various ways of coping and thriving in a world that can seem full of anxiety, sadness, fear and threat. Many times when we are the victims of trauma, or even just when we are taken in with the busyness of everyday life… Continue reading What is Mindfulness? #RRandJmindfulness #mindfulness #healing

Creativity

Hand studies #art #watercolour #painting #sketchbook

You can purchase my hand sketches design at my Redbubble shop HERE   Today I thought I'd share with you some of the sketches I have completed this morning. Recently I signed up to enter a competition called Create Longridge in which budding artists compete for a £2000 prize by spending all day painting in… Continue reading Hand studies #art #watercolour #painting #sketchbook