Art for the Heart — watercolour

6 Hacks for Making Art Without Booking A Babysitter

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6 Hacks for Making Art Without Booking A Babysitter

Here in NSW Australia, the school holidays are upon us. And if you are in a similar boat to me, then you have your kiddos at home and your need to make art is still burning strong. Here are my top hacks for squeezing your own art-making time into family time...

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5 Ways to Carve Out Arty Me Time

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5 Ways to Carve Out Arty Me Time

I cracked the code. I worked out how to prioritise myself and my children at the same time. How to meet both their needs and mine. How to get that see-saw to balance nicely in the middle so that everyone's cup was full. It makes for a happy family, a happy life. In this post, I share with you my top 5 ideas.

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Why You Should Listen To Your Creative Urge

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Why You Should Listen To Your Creative Urge

I completely understood what they were talking about. I'd been in the same position, feeling like I was too time poor, feeling like artmaking was indulgent, feeling like my art had to have a functional purpose (to decorate my walls) and couldn't simply be for my own personal enjoyment, growth and happiness.

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How To Make Beautiful Handmade Watercolour Greeting Cards

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How To Make Beautiful Handmade Watercolour Greeting Cards

Just last week I taught a beautiful group of women how to make their own watercolour Christmas cards. It was a face to face workshop that featured as their end of year celebration and I was grinning from ear to ear as I guided them through their art experience. This week I have for you three ideas for gorgeous greeting cards that you too can make at home. The ideas have a Christmas theme but can very easily be adapted for other occasions by changing the colour schemes...

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My Top 3 Watercolour Painting Supplies that I Cannot Do Without

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My Top 3 Watercolour Painting Supplies that I Cannot Do Without

The magic that these materials create is just priceless and that's why I suggest using the absolute best quality of materials that you can afford. Please know though that this is certainly not a call to discard your current supplies. Some sense does apply and I am all for re-use where sensible.

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