Those Ideal Breaks

Taking a holiday, a break or declaring some timeout from work is 100% recommended. Time to reflect and refresh is key to personal and professional growth, and it does not matter if you travel half way across the world or just shut off all your devices and curl up in bed to do it –…

Setting Artwork Timeframes

Sometimes I have the ability to start and finish a piece within 8 hours and other times it’s more like 8 weeks, or even months. This only goes for personal projects, I will always try to complete these with a given deadline within a month. It is all down to poor self management – unless…

Visiting Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK

This was not a planned visit – it has been a long time since a spontaneous trip has been orchestrated. The last time I was in Stratford-Upon-Avon was when I was a child. I can never remember exactly what event took me there but I know it was on a school trip. This time it…

100 Words Selection

A friend of mine made the suggestion to “write any 100 words, and when you need some inspiration just pick one out at¬†random”, as previously mentioned in another blog. This suggestion came from something that they were going to do themselves. I had seen something similar to this but had never got around to attempt…

Colour Collective 2017

So last year, I did not use or post for all the colours for the year. I think I started to fade away around November, and at times I was posting way past some of the deadlines, weeks late in some cases – I basically felt that I had fallen so far behind that I…

Sketch Book 24/7

Some of the best advice I ever received from a friend, was to: “Carry a sketch book with you, wherever you go.” and it has always come in handy. When you can take it out of your bag or flip it open onto a desk and just start, it is so comforting to know that…

Magical Lantern Festival

Last year we went to the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, to see what I can only explain as being a wonderful outdoor art exhibit. Not only was this a great photography opportunity for me, I learned some things along the way. The event is constructed¬†based on Chinese culture and heritage, it was all colourful and…