Voodoo Doll Girl

Drawing, My Work

7 Drawing Exercises to Try

Do you ever go start a drawing and just sit there frozen in the blindingly reflected light of that blank white paper? It’s OK, it happens to us all. And the unfortunate thing is it can become a crippling barrier to ever getting that pencil/pen down on paper. Drawing, like any craft or art, is a muscle that needs to be used. Otherwise it will get stiff, cease up, and whither. But the great thing is, that even if that has happened to you – and if I am honest, my drawing muscles are in a state  ...

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My Work, Photography

Ready, Steady, Shoot: October’s No.1 Ladies Photography Meeting

So this month at the No.1 Ladies Photography Group at Gainsborough Artworks it was all about food! The new format of the group sees us set a brief each month with a particular subject to explore. For October, in-line with an autumnal harvest theme, food was the focus. At first this left me a little bewildered, I’d Instagrammed my food before (we’re all guilty of that, right?) but never really thought about it in any other capacity. But that is the beauty of photography, and something which  ...

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Drawing, My Work

October: It’s All About Drawing

If you’ve visited the site before, you may have seen my post about life drawing and how useful I have found it to get me back in the creative mindset. But recently I have been getting increasingly frustrated with my work. I sit in front of that dreaded blank page and the thought of making a mark sparks rigidity in my digits, and floods me with self-doubt. It’s that little voice again, ‘you can’t draw!’ Well, you know what? That voice needs to do one! Because I can draw. And do you know why?  ...

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Tutorials

How To Make Damson Rum – Simple 3 Ingredient Recipe

So this post was supposed to be about making Damson Gin, however, as I stood in the supermarket in the drinks aisle looking at an empty shelf of own-brand gin (the cheapest variety), it was clear that everyone else seemed to be onto the same idea. Either that or there are a lot of budget gin drinkers in my local area… So I had to improvise, because alcohol is expensive and I am all about making things on a budget, and I had a bumper crop of damsons this year from my recent visit to  ...

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