Floral Motif Workshop with Rachel Taylor

On Saturday, 11th May, I took part in a Floral Motif Workshop led by surface pattern designer and teacher of Make It In Design Rachel Taylor at the Reloved Upholstery Studio at the Pear Mill in Stockport. The workshop came at a great time for me, in the midst of my #100daysofpattern project to learnContinue reading “Floral Motif Workshop with Rachel Taylor”

#Portrait Challenge 2019

There is an amazing, inspiring, creative community on instagram with designers, illustrators and makers all sharing their work. To inspire and encourage new work challenges are a great way to step out of your comfort zones, plus it’s a great way to get a body of new work with the gentle push of a fewContinue reading “#Portrait Challenge 2019”

Back to Life Drawing

Standing in a room around a real, living, breathing model, wearing nothing, is enough to make most people run in the opposite direction, but drawing from life is a real skill. In a forced attempt to improve my drawing skills, I went along to Life Drawing Class at Altrincham Open Studios. The class lasts 2Continue reading “Back to Life Drawing”

Slow Tourism & Travel Sketchbooks

Packing a sketchbook when I go on holiday is as essential to me as a passport and a pair of sunglasses. I wanted to share a few pages from my sketchbooks to encourage you to try sketching next time you’re on holiday and embrace slow tourism.   These pages are from our time taking aContinue reading “Slow Tourism & Travel Sketchbooks”