Changing My Approach to Art Journaling

For the past two years I have had the same approach to art journaling: participate in as many challenges and create as much as possible. That’s worked well for me and I have developed a lot in my style and my ability to create quickly. But towards the second half of 2018, art journaling started …

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Urban Drawing with Madrid No Frills

This Saturday was incredible. I had the opportunity to co-host an urban drawing event that Leah of Madrid No Frills was gracious enough to host through her Detectives group. It was amazing to meet members of the group who are as in love with Madrid and the old-school, traditional bars and shops as I am. …

Italy Art Journal

Art. Pizza. Architecture. Scooters. Markets. Gelato. Beaches. Blue. Those are the words that sum up my trip to Italy this year. My partner and I explored Naples, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Salerno, Paestum, Pompeii, Matera, Bari, and Palermo. It was a trip I had been planning in my head since I was a little girl. …

52 Self Portraits

At the start of January I embarked on another journey of self-discovery, using Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd's self portrait class. It's a series of prompts to take one photo a week and represented your self. Unfortunately the class is no longer available to purchase. Like all of Vanessa's classes, it's developed its own meaning and become so …

Urban Nature

I have always lived in cities where there shouldn't be cities: Phoenix, Washington, D.C., Madrid. Deserts and swamps, drought and blizzards. Perhaps I am drawn to the conflict of taming nature, of wanting to be both in nature and a city. I have recently started collecting indoor plants, in an attempt to make the white …