15 Tips for Making the Most of Art School

I recently graduated from Hereford College of Arts and I wanted to give you some tips on how to make the most of university; art school in particular. I just want to add, I didn't live in student accommodation so can't really advise on anything like that, but good luck if you are! 1. Be … Continue reading 15 Tips for Making the Most of Art School

Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache vs. Turner Acryl Japanesque Colour Gouache

I started my gouache journey three years ago when it appeared on a list of recommended supplies when I started art school - I went for Daler Rowney's Simply Gouache because it was the cheapest I could find. Throughout the course of art school I, like everyone else, struggled with finding a medium that excited … Continue reading Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache vs. Turner Acryl Japanesque Colour Gouache

Visiting the Art Chapel, Abergavenny

The other day I visited the Art Chapel in Abergavenny for the first time, after hearing so many good things. I've been to the associated Art Shop in the town many, many times but the owners recently opened up the Art Chapel as more of an events space with a cafe, keen on showcasing local, fresh … Continue reading Visiting the Art Chapel, Abergavenny

August Favourites

I have compiled a list of my favourite things this month, consisting of everything from bowls to paint - hope you enjoy! In no particular order, I'm going to start off with this bowl from TKMaxx, which I've already mentioned in a previous blog post because I eat my breakfast out of it every single day … Continue reading August Favourites

Brunette to Pastel Pink

About 4 months ago, I decided I wanted to dye my hair a lovely pastel pink, but sensible me wanted to wait until after I graduated so that I knew my hair would look alright in the awful photos of me that would be on relative's mantelpieces for years and years. Two days later, I … Continue reading Brunette to Pastel Pink

The Jacket of Glory – Part I: Pin Club

To start off my Jacket of Glory series, I'm going to show you all the pins I have from Pin Club, a UK-based monthly pin subscription service that showcases illustrators/pin designers and sends you a surprise pin every month for £5. Above: Hand: Pin Club Houses: Abby Galloway Flamingo Ring: Designosaur Amour: Joanna Behar Live a … Continue reading The Jacket of Glory – Part I: Pin Club

Nabbed myself some Northern Craft goodies

Recently it seemed like all my favourite illustrators had made amazing pins but they were all exclusive to Northern Craft's Pin Drop event (which is an amazing idea for an exhibition - they asked 21 illustrators to design pins and are now exhibiting them together up in Leeds). Living so far away, I had given … Continue reading Nabbed myself some Northern Craft goodies