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

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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

Creativity, Self

A love letter to myself #selfcare #selfworth #healing #feminine #gender #feminism

I am going through the "Artist's Way: a course in discovering and recovering your creative self" by Julia Cameron for the second time. I loved it the first time I did it, and it really helped me to start making art again after a long period of pushing that side of myself down. I decided… Continue reading A love letter to myself #selfcare #selfworth #healing #feminine #gender #feminism

Creativity

Custom Paintings at RRandJ Designs on Etsy

Did you know that I do custom paintings at my Etsy Shop RRandJ Designs? Here are some examples of custom paintings I have done for others... This is a watercolour of a Eurasian Jay that I did for a lovely customer who found me via my Instagram page ( Find RRandJ on Instagram: HERE) This… Continue reading Custom Paintings at RRandJ Designs on Etsy

Creativity

Toucan Painting

I have been doing a lot of water colour painting recently, so I decided for a change I would do a large acrylic painting. I had the idea to do some kind of tropical bird, I thought maybe a parrot or a flamingo, but whilst browsing images on Pinterest I spotted a photograph of a… Continue reading Toucan Painting

Self

What’s been inspiring me this week

Just wanted to share with you all some of the things that have sparked my interest and given me inspiration this week. Blog post Grace Victory's blog post "How to better your relationship with your body" which you can see HERE has given me the boost I needed this month. January is the month where diet… Continue reading What’s been inspiring me this week

Cystic Fibrosis, Self

Self care isn’t about bath bombs

This is an updated version of my previous post "Self Care, Why it's Important", I am learning everyday about what it means to have self acceptance and what privilege I have, so I felt like I needed to write a more recent perspective on the issue of self care. Self care Myths Self care has… Continue reading Self care isn’t about bath bombs

Self

New year, more myself.

This year is the first year that I have not played into the idea of “New Year, New Me.” In previous years I've always had a large list of ways that I would like to change my self, my personality and my body. I've always felt like there was something about me that needed to… Continue reading New year, more myself.

Creativity, Self

My Recommendations 2017

Now we are nearing the end of 2017 I thought I'd share with you some of the things I've loved reading, watching and listening to this year! Check out some of the items on my list and let me know some of your recommendations from this year in the comments! Read Now admittedly I may… Continue reading My Recommendations 2017