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

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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

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

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

Creativity, Self

Media/Reading deprivation last entry #theartistsway

It's 17:49 on the last day of my media deprivation challenge. I have until 6 pm when the challenge is finished and I can plug back in, so to speak. (you can read the first part of this media deprivation diary here or find out more about #theartistsway here) The thing I've missed the most is definitely… Continue reading Media/Reading deprivation last entry #theartistsway

Creativity, Self

Our top 10 favourite podcasts

This year I have really gotten into listening to podcasts. Robin has been an avid listener for a few years and convinced me to plug in and listen as a way to keep my mind active whilst doing the more mundane mommy or housework tasks, and to give me something great to listen to whilst… Continue reading Our top 10 favourite podcasts