When I first started experimenting with printing again it felt like I was stumbling around in the dark, eyes closed and arms outstretched with absolutely no  idea what I was doing. When I studied printmaking at college the materials I used were woodblocks, screens, lino and plates for etching. 20 years later when I decided to revisit printmaking, it was like starting all over again; what do I need, where do I get it from and what the bloody hell do I do with everything?

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I wasn’t ready to jump straight back View Post

I’m the kind of person who finds it hard to switch off. Sitting in front of the TV at the end of the day isn’t something I do, and reading is generally how I start my day, followed by a workout. So last year when I was getting particularly restless and feeling the need to learn something new (again), I decided to have a go at Zentangle. There’s never really a grey area when I get my mind set on something; I either give it my all or I give it up completely. There’s never a half-arsed attempt; I’m either in or I’m out and that’s pretty much how I am with everything.

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I’d been intrigued by View Post

Like most people, my little nuggets of inspiration or full on a-ha moments, always appear when I’m doing something completely unrelated to the a-ha moment I’ve been waiting for. Mine usually make an appearance during one of the following situations; when I’m working out, when I’m in the shower or when I’m out walking. As if by magic, like a fairy waving a wand, this is how my ideas wash over me.

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Walking in nature, or View Post

“The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for”. Zig Ziglar

Sometimes we get so hung up on the bigger picture and where we want to be, that we forget to celebrate the small wins. We’re quick to berate ourselves when things go wrong or don’t go exactly to plan, but we don’t take the time to acknowledge all the little things that fall into place along the way.

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When I was first starting out as View Post