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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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