The last in my series of amigurumi throwback posts. These are the ones that just didn't fit into the other categories. Puppy Not one of my favourite patterns. I'm not sure what it is — I suspect it's just the way my brain works — but occasionally a finished toy will end up feeling like… Continue reading Amigurumi: the rest
It's the third week of the "Faces" theme and the second of this theme's guest instructors: Marieke Blokland (website, Instagram, YouTube). People, faces, dolls... these are not subjects that lift my heart. And yet... There is something about this pair that brings a smile to my face. It was fun to make because the whole… Continue reading Wanderlust: doodle dolls
I'm always happy to have an excuse to colour Power Poppy flowers; I chose these pretty sweet peas for my brother's girlfriend's birthday earlier this year. Like all Power Poppy images, this is so beautifully drawn that it's easy to get a good result. The background was more of a challenge. I could have left… Continue reading Sweet peas
This is the second week of the "Faces" theme and the first of this theme's guest instructors: Marjie Kemper (website, YouTube, Instagram). Most people who art journal seem to create double page spreads, using every side of every page in the journal. I can't do that. I know it's efficient and the best use of resources… Continue reading Wanderlust: face to the sun
The second theme of the Wanderlust year was "Faces" and we started off with inspiration from the organiser: Kasia Avery (blog, Instagram). It took me a while to tackle this one. I could use the excuse that 1st February (when this class went live) was also the start of the Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring… Continue reading Wanderlust: portrait
The only other Easter card I made this year: the inevitable Easter bunny... Any excuse to colour up a bunny for my other half's sister. It's so satisfying making a card for someone who truly appreciates it; she keeps all my cards and has even been known to "look after" ones I've made for her… Continue reading Easter bunny and egg
Week four of Wanderlust 2019 and we're back with Kasia Avery (blog, Instagram). After having said that I don't do the whole word for the year thing, guess what this week's exercise was... I also said that even if I did "my words would be the same every year: explore, play, learn". So what word… Continue reading Wanderlust: do!