News…on mosaics, art, mindfulness and neuroscience…(phew!)

Hi folks Excuse the little blog silence – half-term holidays kicked in and those quiet moments for blog writing have been filled with the sound of squeaky recorders, giggling (yes, a little fighting), singing, funny shows (yesterday was Spoon Man meets Rolling Pin Man!) and some trips into the center of London. We even managed […] Read more...

Do you want to experiment with art…?

Firstly, a big thanks to all of you who commented on the blog and on FB with feedback on the Topps Tree. It is always such an encouragement to get feedback – its really appreciated. I will do a blog post on the process of making this tree in the next couple of weeks… …but […] Read more...

Art E-Course giveaway!

  Hello friends! My blog buddy, Amelia, runs an exciting Experimental Art e-course that you can take part in wherever you are in the world, at your own pace and in the comfort of your home. We are doing a lovely Christmas giveaway  of a free place on the next course starting in January – […] Read more...

Flying Lessons for artists….reflections one year on

Its just over a year since I took Kelly Rae’s amazing “Flying Lessons” e-course on developing your creative business (with a big focus on being an artist online). This post is a reflection on the last year-  what I learnt  and what I have achieved. Its been a full-on and amazing year for me and […] Read more...

A week of firsts

Its been a busy ‘ole week here in Glittering Shards land. We have had dear friends visiting all week and this weekend too. I have finished another mosaic piece for an exhibition – will post pics in the week – and have started on a beautiful, delicate commission for a 40th wedding anniversary. Workshops continue […] Read more...

Experimental photography fun!

This pic of the girls taken by Moyra from Creating My Life Here’s some images from a great afternoon out on London’s Southbank with a gorgeous bunch of girls who have all done Amelia’s Experimental Art e-course (she has opened bookings for the Spring course people! So head on over and be tempted as its […] Read more...

Eco Workshops, Inspiration and a bit of Oooooh!

Giving a quick shout to my friend Janine, who is starting an exciting new series of eco workshops, embodying recycling, re-purposing and thrift with creativity and making (great combo if I ever saw one!). The first one is this Tuesday 21st September in Lewisham. I would definitely be there were it not for the fact […] Read more...

Art biz musings & fruits of a mosaic workshop…

We are in Wales this week enjoying beaches, coves, caves, castles and LOTS of ice cream. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy beach combing for treasures. The stones on the local beaches are just beautiful, one type in particular is jet black and formed into geometric shapes by nature and very flat – perfect for […] Read more...

Pebble mosaics, guerilla art and flying lessons…

Phew…there is so much going on. All good stuff I hasten to add. Not sure if I’ve mentioned, but I am taking the beautiful Kelly Rae’s Flying Lessons of the creative kind ….an intensive 5 week e-course on growing your creative business. Thanks to my lovely class mates who have been popping by. I am […] Read more...

Handprints revisited

Recording the hand prints of our wee ones is such an impulse, don’t you find? I guess most of us have done the almost obligatory hand (and feet!) in the paint splodge paintings with our children at various sizes. Or plaster of Paris…or even casting them in that gooey putty that sets in minutes and […] Read more...